Illustration Styles and Techniques

Even in a digital age, the first step of any illustration is an analogue one – putting hand to paper. With a range of different techniques and applications explored, this course is geared towards people with solid drawing skills who are looking at taking that first step in the field of commercial illustration. The course will introduce you to different mediums and test your application of those techniques on various industry based briefs in order to give you a real taste of what working with those mediums can offer. The course is an introductory taste test of different tools to help you explore and find your way in the illustration field.


Details

LOCATION | Sydney

DURATION | 6 weeks, one night per week

START DATE | tbc

COST | $990 (incl GST)


About the Mentor

Jeremy Lord

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ILLUSTRATOR AND DESIGNER | self employed
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Course Overview

Week 1
Intro to Course
What is commercial illustration
Quoting/ XP system
Brief 1 - Skulls are my meditation

Week 2
Presentation - History of Illustration
Continue Brief 1
Demo - Digitizing analogue artwork

Week 3
Feedback Brief 1
Brief 2 - NY Mag cover
Demo - Watercolours and Photoshop

Week 4
Demo - Using Wacoms and setting up brushes
Continue Brief 2

Week 5
Continue Brief 2

Week 6
Feedback Brief 2
Brief 3 - Packaging illustration
Demo - inks to vector - Live trace and other tools