Illustration Techniques to Unlock Your Creativity by Adolfo Serra (online course review)

Adolfo Serra is an illustrator from Spain who is known for his beautiful mixed media art created for children books.

Illustration Techniques to Unlock Your Creativity is a 3hr+ online course that teaches you how he creates with mixed media, and where he get his ideas from.

This course is suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of drawing.

Note that this course is in Spanish but English subtitles are provided.

This is a mixed media art course so you'll need a few art supplies, actually a lot more if you actually want to follow along with every exercise.

The tools used in the course are watercolour and brushes, watercolour pencils, markers, nib, ink, greasy waxes, solvent, turpentine, and natural pigments such as walnut ink, caobina, and turmeric.

If you don't have the tools, chances are you will feel the urge to buy them straight after watching the lessons because they are incredibly inspiring and will create that urge in you to create.

The course starts off by talking about his inspiration and the artists he admire. It's cool to see where he gets his ideas from, and it's always cool to check out the work from other artists.

The drawing exercises are all hands on and involves drawing a certain subject using mixed media. Instructions are easy to follow along and there are plenty of tips shared.

The drawing lessons are fun and inspiring. You'll also get to learn about the different types of media and their characteristics. Using mixed media really is a nice way to change how you think because each media requires different usage.

Adolfo Serra also flips through a few of his sketchbooks and his art is gorgeous.


This is an incredibly inspiring and insightful course. It really made me go "wow" with the possibilities of creation. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to get inspired, or explore their creativity. After watching this, I'm very sure you will feel the urge to create.

You can see more of art from Adolfo Serra on Facebook, Behance, Instagram and his blog.

5 out of 5 stars

Oh, check out my own drawing courses too!

Check out the course and the reviews (2400+ students) on Domestika.

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