As a designer or an art student, you probably felt stressed when creating an illustration starting from an empty piece of paper. We know you have ideas, but how do you combine ideas along with creative elements to create your very own illustration?
A portfolio is a visual representation of you; it's about pouring your ideas and feelings onto the paper using your colour pencils. Being able to convey the creativity and concept behind your art through your own illustrations is definitely a plus for you.
In this class, you will learn how to find your own inspirations and how to organize them in systematic ways through word mind mapping and creating thumbnails.
From generating ideas and drawing with a pen and colour pencil to collaging and colouring the final pieces. Each step shows how a choice of combinations of ideas can lead to a beautiful illustration.
This class is ideal for anyone wanting to explore the way inspiration works!
Venie Tee, an outstanding fashion designer and illustrator, has won the Most Promising Young Designer Award and the Best Casual Wear Award in the Young Designer Competition organized by Malaysia International Fashion Alliance (MIFA) in 2005.
She graduated from the Central Saint Martins College in London in Fine Arts (UAL), Raffles College of Higher Education (formerly known as Raffles Design Institute) and Academy of Art University San Francisco.
Since her start of career in 2006, she has incorporated her perseverance and persistence in modern independent aesthetics in each collection, showing a unique femininity. She founded the men’s brand Venie Tee Homme in 2013. She graduated from the Academy of Art University San Francisco, United States, in 2018 with a Master Degree in Illustration. As an artist specializing in fashion, she perfectly blends the two loves to create unique and eye-catching images.
The basic skills of picking colours and creating texture for the illustration. Adding the edges and transitions of drawing along with level of contrast step by step to create a perfect illustration!
Throughout this workshop, our instructor, Venie will teach you how to create your own illustrations, and each step will be explained in detail in a series of simple illustrations. She will walk you through the steps on how she creates a creative illustration based on the idiom 'Bells & Whistles'.
Step 1: Prepare materials & find your inspiration
Step 2: Start with words (organize with mind-map) & create different thumbnails
Step 3: Prepare mixed media and push your creativity from thumbnails to illustration
Step 4: Picking the colours for your illustration. Thus, creating the texture, addition and subtractive of shapes/shadow, increase the edges and transition of drawing.
Step 5: Adding the level of contrast and make the final touch up.
✎ You want to find an inspiration for your next illustration
✎ You only have ideas, but don't know how to start with an empty piece of paper
✎ You want to complete your very own illustration from a rough idea
✎ You want to add some creative elements to your illustration
✎ If you are a visual artist, design student, or just want to explore the way inspiration works for you, this is a great place to start.
After the class, you will be able to:
✎ Understand how to transform concepts into illustrations
✎ Understand the structure of mind-maps (words & thumbnails)
✎ Know how to push creativity from thumbnail sketches to illustrations
✎ Add creative elements from your imagination to your illustrations
✎ Understand the power techniques of drawing and colouring by using mixed media
This class is organized into sub-topics which you can quickly understand.
Now you can enjoy this course from the comfort of your own space, where you can learn and practice at your own pace. We provide an effective and flexible learning environment for you!
Is this course suitable for beginners?
★ This course is best recommended for intermediate learners who have basic skills in drawing and sketching :)
What if I can't find any suitable tools or materials?
★ Our professional instructor will explain all the tools and materials needed, and ways of getting them will be mentioned during classes.
What if I am not available to attend class at a specific time?
★ No worries! Our classes are unlimited and offer lifetime access once you’ve purchased the course. You can also choose your own preferred time and space for learning!
Can I get in touch with the instructor to ask her some specific questions?
★ Yes, of course! You can ask questions in the comment section, and the instructor will help you solve your problem as fast as possible. You are also able to share your masterpieces and have a discussion within the community.