A very useful course to get your brain thinking, learn how to look for ideas in different ways and not get hung up on one option. The course is just about how to get the most different ideas out of yourself and choose the most suitable one. Lots of information on what questions to ask yourself for the clearest picture of "what I'm painting". Also a lot of useful information about the linework, the concept rendering and the presentation of it at the end. Well, of course, a cool mentor who will always give detailed feedback and help with where there are difficulties. Thank you very much Valeria Pronko for the course!
This was my first experience with an online school and I can say, I didn't regret taking such a large course the first time around for all three steps at once with a duration of 9 months. The Basic level training was the most informative in terms of the base and general rules. The lectures are very detailed and easy to understand. Even though I've been drawing pretty much all my life, and I've been in digital graphics since 2010, Basic has given me that solid knowledge base that has been sorely lacking all these years to take my work to the next level. The Middle and High courses allowed us to consolidate and practice the fundamentals that the first step provided. Every week for all nine months was full of tasks, both basic and additional, which, in my opinion, develops the habit of drawing every day, to plan your time wisely. After completing the training there is a desire to go over the theoretical material to finally consolidate the knowledge gained. I would like to express my gratitude to the supervisor Anna Talanina, feedback was always very qualitative and clear, even when it seemed that everything was fine in the work, there were moments that could be done better) Anna was able to find an approach to each student, and this is very valuable. I would also like to note separately that this long course gives the opportunity to go through a very difficult path with one group, to observe the growth of other guys, to take useful points from the analysis of other people's works and apply this knowledge in your own. I enjoyed learning with creative and cool guys, everyone has their own unique style and vision, towards the end of the training it was very sad to realize that this was the last zoom despite the general fatigue) It's great that the school gives you the opportunity to meet cool artists and join a very friendly and creative community)
Took a 2D Basic course online. We worked from September to December under the mentorship of the incomparable Maria Strazhnikova ✨ After the course was over, we were fully convinced that Skills up School is the most incredible platform for learning! If you want to become a badass kotan, this is definitely the place where they tell and show you how to conquer the raster space and beyond 😉 I came to the course with a base of hood. and I did Photoshop on my own. Re-built the foundation of some basic things, humanly mastered the software of the program. The ability to build a competent pipelines is also mastered. Just a cannon, in general! Coming here is my best decision so far at this stage of my life 😆 I would like to express my immense gratitude and appreciation to Masha! For the lampooning streamers, the socializing, the jokes, for all the knowledge that was put into our bright heads with such care and attention to everyone and for all the magic we created 💖 At the moment I have continued my studies at 2D Middle and I can confidently say that I will go even further! Thanks for being you guys! Good morning, everyone!
I'm a fan of hand painting, and I really wanted to get ahead on that. There is basically little information on the market about drawing hands, as it is considered to be the most difficult part of the human body to draw. And then my favorite school releases a course on brushes! I did not hesitate to take it because the author of this course is Azat Nurgaleev, whose work resonates and impresses me very much. Prior to the course I had difficulty understanding how the hand is constructed, however in the course there was an understanding of the mechanisms of finger flexion, how and where best to start building the hand. In my opinion, I've really pumped up my hand painting skillet this month. The month flew by! If you don't know how to paint brushes, or they turn out pretty weird, then you're definitely on this course)
Very wonderful course! A lot of useful information, super presentation, no "water", I revisit the lectures and every time I learn something new that I listened to for the first time))))) I had a little experience in 3D, but it was some kind of knowledge. Sections are not less informative than lectures, the curator Sergey Lyubashin does not leave without attention to any question. Even if questions are repeated, he shows and explains everything again. The course is useful for both 2D-artists and beginners/continuing 3D-artists, and just those who want to make a beautiful house. We had a very interesting time on the course!)
I finished the 2D Basic course in April with the tutor Valeria Zaslavskaya. I chose this course to improve my graphics skills and fill in the gaps on the technical side. I really liked the course and liked the work of the tutor, everything is clear and to the point, very vividly explained the pros and cons of the work, inspired to move forward))) Very cool that I got to her. The course is intensive, the lectures are structured and informative, everything is on point. The course I have formed a clear understanding of payplain, gave me an understanding of how materials work and how to transfer them, tightened my skills to work with light, tone, color and composition. Thank you Valeria Zaslavskaya and thank you Skills Up for the course! 💚
The course implies a big project, in which you can express all your craziest potential, all your weirdness and coolness, in which you will certainly be supported by the curator. The most valuable thing on the course is the feedback, as it happens weekly, in volume and carries a lot of useful knowledge for future creative journey. Thank you very much Skills Up for the opportunity to learn and gain knowledge from anywhere in the world, for the fact that thanks to you and your mentors many, many people fulfill their dream - to draw, to draw coolly and boldly.
I really enjoyed the course, and specifically leading a personal project. It was interesting to follow the process of creating the lecturer's work. All stages of the work were clearly and concisely explained. But I would especially like to mention the curator - Maria Strazhnikova! . Thanks to her I made it to the end! Since by the end of the course accumulated fatigue, and the combination of work and study is such a + summer and want an extra time to walk...But! She was very motivating, supportive, always very careful to point out mistakes, sometimes with a couple of brush strokes she corrected the situation (although in some cases I thought that nothing could be corrected). I end up looking at my work and thinking, "Did I really draw that???
Decided to write a review of the course. This was my first course at Skills Up School. I was satisfied. The lectures are very clear easy to understand, no unnecessary water. I finally understood how occlusion is created) Learned a new piplane for myself. Understood all the possibilities of overlay modes. The assignments were interesting. The interest in the work held until the end of the course. Maria Strazhnikova is an excellent teacher. I can confidently say that she was putting out 100%. Very delicately but aptly pointed out mistakes and showed me how to tidy things up. Always supportive. I fell out of the course for 3 weeks, which made me sweat towards the end with the project. Maria counseled me until the last minute, for which I am very grateful!
Skillzaps, you are my first:) I lacked a little bit of theory, but thanks to my mentor, she shared all sorts of tricks at every zoom meeting. Yes, it was hard, I couldn't keep up with the training, but now I realize that such a shake-up was very necessary. The course helped me to outline guidelines for further study.
Many thanks to the course creators for such a significant and useful work! Prior to this course, I had not dealt with digital drawing at all. That is, on this course I started learning from scratch, I didn't even know which side to take the stylus from. At the end of the course I have a general idea of working with Photoshop, how to use tools, layers, effects and others. Figured out where to get references, what they are for and how to use them. Gained an understanding of the algorithm of creating a drawing from idea to final realization and its presentation. Compiled an outline based on lectures and personal explanations by the curator of all the features of the work on drawing. Gained substantial hands-on experience in digital drawing. Had a lot of fun working and socializing on the course. And a special huge thank you to the curator Valeria Pronko!
I am thrilled with the course! It's the best thing you could think of! I haven't seen this kind of direction anywhere else! Really enjoyed everything about it! Gradually developing tasks that are a lot of fun to do! Special thanks to a wonderful teacher, immediately seeing what the idea is and what you want to convey, and helping you discover it! Really liked the school itself, how everything was set up. Will definitely be going to some other course! Thank you so much!
A huge thank you to Skills Up school! I've been in the industry for a number of years, know and know how to do a lot of things, and even more I don't know and don't know how to do! That's the way it's supposed to be. Thank you to the school for a unique sense of taste, masterful mastery of the rules of good tone, attention to detail and maximum systematicity in the construction of courses! That's awesome, and it should be too! Skills Up gives you the opportunity to interact in a very cool community, even if you live outside of RF. On a separate note, I would like to mention that the drawing course is laid out as logically and concisely as possible. Nothing superfluous, just useful information in a very pleasant to learn form. The instructors are as loyal as possible to any level of performance and always leave only a positive feeling after the breakdowns! At the same time, one tries to form the most complete consistency map of the nuances and moments that need to be worked on.
This is my second course at this school, but the first in an online format, and I can safely say that I am just as satisfied. Very competently compiled lectures with timelines, the information is laid out on the shelves, and any incomprehensible can ask the curator. A separate joy was the musical accompaniment to one of the feedback clips - the anime ostas made my evening :D We were also very pleased with the very useful additional lectures, and the fact that during the course we learned how to work with Marmoset Toolbag. Yes and in general the atmosphere, the organization, everything was great. Well what can I say, very happy with the result, it was fun and interesting to work on the burdock, so 10/10. Thank you so much!
Hi! My 2D Basic course ended back in February, but I was really looking forward to applying what I had learned to get an even more accurate impression. Sharing. Per course. First, the previous reviews don't lie, and the presentation is structured from start to finish. Everything is laid out, chewed up and almost literally put in your mouth; if suddenly you don't understand something or miss something, the curator (Lera, hi!) will certainly explain and show you how it will be better. Secondly, after all the re-reading and re-listening, there is a high probability of changes in perception: you see warm and cold, texture and form, you look closely at everything. That's cool. Cool and very useful. In the same way, all possible gaps in the basics are closed, without exception, everything you've learned goes into action - both immediately and a little later in more complex work. On the result. Like I said, perceptions have changed. Yes, the final picture has gotten a lot better and, importantly for me, s o c h n e w. Gone is the fear of adding colors and trying to change things, on the contrary, the curiosity pushes in full force: how it will be better here, there, etc. I came to the course having reached a certain ceiling of mine, and I needed something new - and I got it, and with work on the "old" as well. The new vector of development is staggering, and this is just the basic course. A little warbling. Perfectionists will likely be hurt as gamers when playing through the Souls series of games. You'll constantly see in front of you the opportunity to do a task better, and then even better, and then another - and it's deadline or another block has started altogether. In addition to diligence and persistence to reach the end, it is desirable to have as well as a certain reserve of nerve cells, it will also help you a lot. Personally, I felt burnout towards the end, including on a nervous basis, and it became a hundred times harder. But I can say quite sincerely - the result was worth all the agony. Likewise - edits will be made. Probably a lot. They are not to be feared. Everything is presented in the most relaxed friendly way possible, it's just up to you not to be a touchy flower and go ahead :) Bottom line. Skills up? Truly a skill up! Shaking things up, filling in the gaps, new paths and edits - it's all here. I will definitely continue my studies.
I loved it. I really liked that unlike some other online courses, the zoom program with video and voice channel is used (rather than just chat, as in the case of Youtube, where communication with the curator in the form of text feels more indirect and impersonal). Mentor Andrianov Arseny pleased with informative and interesting breakdowns and support throughout the course, everything was clear and friendly. Liked that the course was well thought out and intelligently articulated. It's always clear what needs to be done and how. Thank you so much Skillsup!
Basically, nothing but "WANT MORE!" can be written. That's the kind of two-word review I'm talking about. This was despite the fact that cubes on two vanishing points by the end of the course I just hated (they seemed to hate me too), and the word "chest" made my eye twitch. I don't know how many times I repainted it in total, after the seventh I didn't count anymore. Thanks to Arseny for his patience and understanding, thanks to him, I finally figured out everything I needed to figure out. Yay! The material on the course is presented wonderfully, you can feel that the teacher and the supervisor themselves literally enjoy what they do))) and among other things it helped to overcome the crazy load and go, crawl, lie in the direction of the final gluing. The course is such a solid flow that it's only on gluing that one comes to the final realization of how much one now gets to draw. And the main indicator of progress after the course is the darkness of errors now seen in old drawings. Now I've started to "get off" the frontal angles and have taken to trying something more complicated. And in general, the very outlook on drawing has changed, the approach to drawing - I believe that this is even more important than the skills acquired. If before the course the inner voice was squeaking "no, I will not draw this", now this squeak has changed to a rather confident "well, now I'll sort it out and I'll do it (I've done the chest)". An unfortunate nuisance was my laptop crashing, which knocked everything down and slowed me down for a while - but Skills Up helped me figure it all out and finish the course))) Thank you so much for that! Skills Up - you guys are definitely awesome, love you. All of you, all of you, all of you!