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Alexander J.

Fountain Valley, CA

$50/hour

Draw Like A Pro and See Where You'll Go!

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UCLA
Geography
Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising
Other

Education

UCLA (Geography)

Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising (Other)

About Alexander

A little bit about my educational background:
I have a degree in Geography from UCLA and I am currently attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to augment my skills in graphic design. My lifelong hobby has been drawing, and through that practice I have become a self-taught illustrator, digital artists, and graphic designer with several years' experience in editorial illustration.

I have always felt the most engaged while drawing and I love seeing the unique mannerisms of different artists. Everyone has a vision inside of them. It's a shame then, that so few can put that vision on paper. This is especially when digital platforms have provided so many opportunities to expand what visual art can do.

My hope is that students can overcome their fear of illustration. So take this from me as my free basic lesson: There will always be room for improvement in your work, that's the beauty of art. So don't be discouraged if you want to be better. That's what fuels your creativity. Whether you feel "good" at drawing or not, if you persist you will get better and one day, Click! You realize you can create whatever is in your head, and you realize how much more you can create than you ever imagined before!

I have almost 9 years of experience working with Photoshop, Illustrator, and a few other Adobe applications with or without the aid of a Wacom tablet. I am proficient in hand-drawn illustration using pen and ink, pencil, and am an expert in marker illustration.

What can I do for you? Here are only a few examples.
Maybe you want to learn some basic drawing skills? We can do that- marker, pencil, and pen. Maybe you want to learn a bit of cartooning? We can do that too. Want tips for how to draw a scene? What about putting characters into that scene? Done! Learn to edit photographs and create original artwork using Adobe Photoshop! Adobe Illustrator can be tough for beginners. However, with only a little direction you can do incredible things with it! Logo design is a crucial skill for any aspiring designer. But it's not easy. Let's see how to do it right! Learn to use a Wacom Tablet and integrate it with Adobe programs! Conceptual thinking is just as important as your motor skills: I can show you how to think like a designer/ illustrator.

There are so many things that you can do as an artist, and all of the above are considered professional-level tools or practices. I'm looking forward to helping you get started and seeing what you come up with!

We're all students here. So I get that the idea of extra tutoring on top of regular classes can be a tedious notion. That being said, if you really are passionate about art and design, it's never too soon to start taking your skills to the next level. Not to mention that it's one of the most fun activities you can do as a creative individual.

If all of this has you excited to crack your knuckles and get to sketching then please contact me to schedule a lesson. We'll see where you're at and take you where you want to go!
A little bit about my educational background:
I have a degree in Geography from UCLA and I am currently attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to augment my skills in graphic design. My lifelong hobby has been Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group Rate Policy: $35 for each additional person. 2 person session: $85. 3 person session: $120. 4 person session: $155. 5 person session: $190. 6+ person: negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fountain Valley, CA 92708
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art Theory, Drawing,
Graphic Design
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

I have numerous years' experience drawing on a recreational and commission basis. My primary medium is marker: any alcohol-based marker, such as those used in professional rendering and fashion illustration. I also utilize colored pencil, as well as, pen an ink.

I have taught or assisted with teaching these skill sets and the concepts behind them on occasion, in informal and paid sessions.

Graphic Design

I have done graphic design work in tee-shirt production, and for several years as a freelance designer. I know the fundamental skills and tools, as well as methods of concept development. I am also pursuing a second degree in more advanced Graphic Design qualifications through FIDM's Professional Designation program.

UCLA
Geography
Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising
Other

Education

UCLA (Geography)

Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group Rate Policy: $35 for each additional person. 2 person session: $85. 3 person session: $120. 4 person session: $155. 5 person session: $190. 6+ person: negotiable.

Travel policy

Alexander will travel within 20 miles of Fountain Valley, CA 92708.