This two-week advanced illustration course will enhance the students’ creative abilities in the process of drawing/telling stories in pictures by expanding their personal visual vocabulary. The course will cover a general historical overview of illustration and a particular visual exploration of the Arab culture representation. The illustrator/visual journalist will attempt to visually document his/her final proposal. The illustrator is a visual narrator in this case. A story will be told throughout an eight frames storyboard.
In this course the students will experiment with a range of material and techniques to explore various visual strategies.
They are required to develop a personal style in combining their illustrative and typographic skills to create a sequential layout for the (8 pages) story.
2. 5 different facial expressions showing various emotional moods
3. 5 body postures
In a series of eight A4 drawings the student will enter a suggested space related to his/her final project proposal. The illustrator in this case is taking the visual reader/viewer throughout his/her journey. After having gathered enough visual references the student will illustrate the surrounding of the chosen site in roughs, later developed in final colored sketches. The project is process–oriented and may be represented in final sketch format. The finished artwork will be critiqued during phase 3 of the course. One illustration will be chosen to be enlarged to fit A3 poster format for final presentation.
By the end of the session the student will submit: