How to make an idea in an illustration? Where can we find the specific elements that help us create some images?
SPEAKER Rebecca Dautremer
DURATION 2nd-5th July (20 horas)
PRICE 400 €
PLACE c/ Medellín, 3, 29002 Malaga
LANGUAGE English - assistance in Spanish
1) Ideas, text and illustration.Before we focus on the challenge of pure technique, which can be mastered step by step by practice, it’s important for an illustrator to know what he/she wants to say and what tools he/she can find to do so. I will try to share with the participants my experience as an illustrator for 20 years. How I try to control the creative process of my images. How I test different connections between idea and illustration. We will look at some examples and try to understand the different options we have to create a link between text and image, and how these possibilities can generate different emotions.
2) CompositionFirst we’ll have different short exercises, testing the theory. I will offer participants to follow a specific process to find the composition, the action, the background, etc. Then, we will develop more deeply a project on a specific topic. Step by step, we will try to go as far as possible to prepare the final production. We’ll talk about light and colorful sketches. I will show concrete examples of my own work. The goal would be to mentally control all the details of the work of art before performing it.
3) EndingFor those who already have their project ready, we can talk about ending. Participants should come with their portfolio. We will talk about techniques. How to follow and improve your technique, maintain something coherent and personal. I can give a brief demonstration of mine for those who want to see it and try it out. On the last day, if the participants are interested in knowing a little more about my trip, I will show them the different projects I have made and share with them the experiences of the author-illustrator.
20 available vacancies
I was born in 1971. I studied at ENSAD (National School of Decorative Arts) in Paris. I published my first book in 1996, and I have published until today a fiftieth of books, translated all over the world. They are books for children and also for adults. I work with advertising, posters, music, theatre, and animation films. I give 2 or 3 workshops every year around the world.
WHO IS DIRECTED TO
The workshop is aimed at people who are interested in illustration, professionals or students, or who are projected in that discipline… and that has the minimal bases to draw.
Participants should bring: thick paper and any pencil they like to draw sketches; their favorite color technique; their portfolio.