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Illustration From Brief to Concept Short Course

Course description

Illustrating non-visual languages can be challenging. This course will introduce you to effective and powerful ways to respond conceptually to real-world briefs based on expressive writing, songs, sound and performance.

The course will present a number of briefs for students to respond to. Drawing on themes from other creative disciplines, the sessions will guide you through a multi-sensory approach to art making, collaboration and building confidence in your visual style. By the end of the course you will have developed a toolkit to respond to different forms of media.

The course leaders will integrate pieces of music, poems, passages of text and contemporary discussion into the workshops, in order to stimulate fresh and original ideas and push the boundaries of your practice. The result will be a number of artworks to add to your portfolio or submit to a client.

Who should take this course?

Illustrators and visual communicators; wanting to expand their portfolio and practice, applying for illustration courses, and/or interested in other art forms and collaboration.

Course Outcomes

  • Be able to respond to many types of illustration brief with originality
  • Have developed confidence in image making and your illustration style
  • Be able to apply your illustrations to a number of settings
  • A series of artworks to add to your portfolio or submit to a client
  • Industry insight & from other creatives and their respective disciplines

Entry requirements: No essential skills required- but the course is aimed at Illustrators and visual communicators, and so ideal for someone in these backgrounds.

Level: All Levels

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Materials

Some materials will be provided for this course, however students are encouraged to bring a sketchbook and any image making materials they enjoy using.

Details

Topics covered:

  • Responding to real-world briefs based on sound, music, poetry, text and performance
  • Image making techniques (mark-making, collage, drawing, using found imagery, watercolour, print making)
  • Concept and idea generation techniques
  • Composition and scale
  • Developing personal voice /style
  • Design skills - presenting your work digitally and physically / beside text
  • Professional application + industry insights / how you approach editors/publishers/labels and work with artists on briefs

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Illustrating non-visual languages can be challenging. This course will introduce you to effective and powerful ways to respond conceptually to real-world briefs based on expressive writing, songs, sound and performance.

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