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Certificate in Freelance Cartooning and Illustrating

The Certificate in Freelance Cartooning and Illustrating online course will give you the chance to formalise your drawing skills with quality education and training.


This online illustration course will give you the power to harness your illustrating talent and turn it into a profitable career. You will become adept in drawing for a variety of mediums, thereby expanding your professional opportunities. You will be given guidance by an industry professional who will help you to reach your career potential.


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Certificate in Illustration and Drawing Made Easy

Studying the Certificate in Illustration and Drawing Made Easy online will introduce you to the art of drawing and illustrating.


Completing this online course in illustration and drawing will enable you to turn your hobby into an exciting career path creating cartoons and illustrations for newspapers, magazines and books.


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Certificate IV in Design CUV40311

The Certificate IV in Design (CUV40311) course offered online by Martin will teach you design fundamentals.


Upon completion of this design course, you will have the skills and knowledge of relevant industry technologies to carve out a successful career in design. You will learn how to visualise and communicate your design concepts and be able to refine them for clients and design briefs.


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Making Your Mark in Drawing Course unit

This online unit from RMIT aims to explore visual imaging in nature, culture and imagination as well as teaching new techniques in drawing.


The unit seeks to teach you how to draw a range of different items in a different ways, including techniques such as contrast, form, space, composition, proportion, perspective, scale and gesture as well as aspects of landscape.


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Visual Arts Research - Drawing A Course unit

This online unit in Visual Arts Research – Drawing A is designed to teach students the research processes, techniques and concepts essential in contemporary art practice.


Delivered by Curtin University, this unit provides students with an opportunity to experiment with new approaches to visual research and develop more sophisticated practice.


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Visual Arts Research: Introduction to Drawing Course unit

Develop and fine-tune your drawing skills with the Visual Arts Research: Introduction to Drawing online course unit from Curtin University.


Covering line, tone, body, space and depth, this unit is an exploration of the elements and principles of drawing as a visual language.


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About Illustration

Napoleon Bonaparte famously said ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, and with the increasing importance of visual literacy, that number may even be bigger these days. Despite the prevalence of the photograph, illustration has not shrivelled into insignificance; in fact, as we live our lives surrounded by icons, infographics, signals, diagrams and cartoon memes, illustrations are more important than ever.

With the advent of Photoshop everyone thought illustration was about to die. It soon became apparent, though, that there is a difference between a designer who dabbles in illustration and a designer with real illustration cred. Add to this our content-hungry cycle of visual consumption and the introduction of more sophisticated digital tools, and illustration looks to have been given the keys to our modern
kingdom.

Whether you want to draw pithy covers for The New Yorker or translate narrative into animation, you will need to understand artistic methodologies and traditional techniques. Perspective, proportion, expression and balance are just as important in a message-heavy cartoon as they are in a pleasing greeting card, and the more tools you have at your disposal, the better you will be able to interpret the world around you.

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