The course "Jewelry Sketching with Markers" is a series of detailed online lessons by the jewelry designer and illustrator Irina Vasilenko, in which we learn how to draw metal jewelry with markers.
A sketch is a quick outline to convey your idea clearly and easily. Sketches in perspective are usually performed on a free scale "by eye". A sketch, depending on the degree of elaboration, can be both the final illustration of your project and its first outline. The ability to quickly visualize the volume helps designers to communicate effectively with manufacturers and customers.
JEWELRY SKETCHING WITH MARKERS
We are happy to welcome you at Draw Me A Jewel - online jewellery illustration school.
Irina is a graduate of the Richemont Creative Academy in Milan and had an internship at the Cartier jewelry house in Paris. Also, Irina graduated from the architectural faculty of the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. It was with architecture that her passion for sketching began more than 10 years ago and continued in fashion and jewelry. Now Irina works with companies all around the world, and she is also an illustrator of the Ukrainian Fashion Week. Some of her favorite techniques are watercolor and alcohol markers. Irina's sketches are vivid, lively, and elegant.
Irina will share her professional secrets of quick and effective sketching of metal jewellery in perspective
People fond of jewelry who are passionate about design and want to start painting their dreams
Experienced jewelry designers who want to improve their metal jewelry illustration skills
Jewelers who want to learn how to make quick sketches for their clients
Illustrators who want to better understand the features of jewelry illustration
Beginner jewelry designers
Just everyone who loves drawing
You will learn:
To work with alcohol markers
To make sketches of jewelry in volume
To render various colors and metal textures
To draw the main perspective views for a jewelry designer: frontal and ¾
To visualize your ideas beautifully and clearly
The course program consists of 5 sections, each of which is devoted to a specific subject. The course is structured according to the principle "from simple to difficult". We'll start with the basics of shape construction and finish with three-dimensional sketches of the multi-piece jewels. Each section contains several jewels, united by one theme. Using their examples, we will step by step analyze the basic principles of space construction and work out techniques for depicting various colors of metal with alcohol markers.
Volumetric and flat shapes.
Rectangular and round sections of rings, chains.
Dividing volumes in perspective.
Smooth shapes, creases, and textures.
During the first week, we will learn the basics of light and shadow and how to convey flat surfaces and volumes.
In the second week of the course, we will get familiar with the main types of perspective - angular and frontal.
Every week, the tasks will become more difficult.
During the fourth week, we will reinforce the skill of sketching a frontal perspective and learn how to divide volumes in space.
The final week is devoted to drawing smooth shapes, creases and textures.
We will get acquainted with the specifics of working with alcohol markers and learn the key techniques for working with them.
Introductory lesson. Basics of working with alcohol markers.
Introductory lesson. Basics of working with alcohol markers. Flood fill and tone gradient.
We will get acquainted with the specifics of working with alcohol markers and learn the key techniques for working with them. We'll do exercises on creating gradients and solid flood fills. In the future, we will need these skills in every lesson.
Week 1 Volumetric and flat shapes.
During the first week, we will learn the basics of light and shadow and how to convey flat surfaces and volumes. We will learn how to analyze the proportions of objects and make sketches; we'll get acquainted with the techniques of depicting white, yellow, and rose gold with markers. We will practice and reinforce the skills using examples of three jewels of different shapes and volumes.
Week 2 Perspective drawing.
In the second week of the course, we will get familiar with the main types of perspective - angular and frontal. We will learn how to design jewels basing on simple shapes - a cube and a sphere. We'll know how to cut and complete volumetric segments. And of course, how to reveal volume with markers basing on knowledge of light and shadow.
Week 3 Rectangular and round sections of rings, chains.
Every week, the tasks will become more difficult. We will learn how to construct rings with different cross-sections and chain links, we will learn how to sketch elements in planes perpendicular to each other.
Dividing volumes in perspective.
During the fourth week, we will reinforce the skill of sketching a frontal perspective and learn how to divide volumes in space. We'll draw a ring and a bracelet with repeating uniform elements.
Smooth shapes, creases, and textures.
The final week is devoted to drawing smooth shapes, creases and textures. We will learn how to analyze the volume of the jewel and stylize different types of surfaces with markers basing on our knowledge of light and shadow.
In total, we will draw more than 15 jewels in 5 weeks!
Does your company pay for the course? Does it have a VAT number or registered outside Europe? Send us a message, we will help you to pay without VAT.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
To fully participate and complete the course assignments, make sure you have the following materials:
alcohol markers Copic or Winsor & Newton
A complete and detailed list of materials, as well as a video guide, will be sent to the students after payment.
An up-to-date version of Google Chrome
A fast and reliable internet connection - a minimum 1 Mbps is required. You can check your network here speedtest.net
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! Even if you don't have drawing experience, you're welcome to start and archive surprising results! Your personal result will depend on time and effort put into self-practice. Please, consider that all the students are of different levels and backgrounds and therefore all the results are different and not comparable .
There are complete beginners and more advanced students. The learning process is adjustable for different levels and results will also vary. You will have a chance to learn from your mates. When you already have some experience in jewellery drawing you will bring your skills to the next level by structuring your knowledge and extensive practice.
We assume that minimal time you need for the course is 6-7 hours per week. Lesson duration is 1-1,5h. Time for the homework and self-practice depends on you. Homeworks might be partly completed for a weekly review, minimal recommended time for this is about 3-4 h.
You have an access to the videos for 3 months. In case you'd like to prolong the access, it is possible for 35 EUR per month.
Detailed list of materials becomes available for you on our education platform when you sign up for the course.
Yes, we provide the certificates that you attended the course when you submit all the assignments.
The result depends only on you. For sure you will be surprised with your achievements! The maximum result you get after doing the hometasks properly and accurately.