An Overview of Rendering Techniques

Professional illustrator Chris Legaspi teaches you a variety of techniques for rendering your drawings and paintings in this thorough beginner-friendly course. Whether you are working in pencil, conté, charcoal, watercolor or oils this course will help give you ideas and approaches that you can use to help develop your own personal rendering style.

9 Lessons 7h 55m 40s of videos

Level 1

In this series, instructor Chris Legaspi will share with you various ways to render your drawings, using a variety of different materials. In this third lesson of the series, Chris will show you some simple rendering techniques using Carbothello and charcoal pencils. Chris will demonstrate using photo reference of male portrait, female nude, and female […]
In this series, instructor Chris Legaspi will share with you various ways to render your drawings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this fifth lesson of the series, Chris will show you some simple rendering […]
In this series, instructor Chris Legaspi will share with you various ways to render your drawings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this sixth lesson of the series, Chris uses the Prismacolor Verithin and Premiere […]
Instructor Chris Legaspi shares various ways to render your drawings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this lesson, Chris utilizes Prismacolor pencils and toned paper in three demonstrations from reference. Materials Strathmore Toned Grey Sketchbook […]
Instructor Chris Legaspi shares various ways to render your drawings and paintings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this lesson he tackles the often frustrating medium of watercolor. First he introduces the materials and basic […]
Instructor Chris Legaspi shares various ways to render your drawings and paintings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this lesson, he shows the ease with which you can “draw” with paint. As he pushes and […]

Common Questions

Is this Learning Path recommended for advanced students only?

Not at all! This Learning Path is appropriate for nearly all levels.

Chris uses a lot of materials in this Learning Path. Are they all necessary?

Each video in this series focuses on drawing and rendering with different materials, so it is important to use the same tools as Chris. A materials list is included in the description for each video.

Are there assignments included in this Learning Path?

No, there are no separate sections for assignments. We recommend that you draw along with Chris, take notes, and copy the demonstrations to get the most out of this Learning Path!