Illustrative Flair - online class
Illustration is key to story-telling. It is what gives your creativity an avenue of play. If you want to grow in the area of different body poses, color studies, and building an amazing library of your own shapes and elements then you will LOVE this class. It doesn't have to be elaborate or realistic. Illustration is meant for the magic and imagination. No rules!! Except it does help to have some tools for your creative tool belt when you sit down to work. That is what this class is all about!
We will be focusing and studying extensively on the work of Mary Blair. Her playful work really speaks to me, not only because it's just so beautiful but she builds on simple shapes (and to me that breaks it down in a way that doesn't overwhelm me). We will work with 2 of her books to inspire the lessons.
I hope this class helps you to grow and to learn some fun techniques on breaking down work into simple shapes. We will talk about color with color studies. We will play with how she layers those shapes into stunning backgrounds. We will build libraries of shapes..... geometric and organic. I will have lessons for different body poses in a cool, un-intimidating way. Having these lessons will grow your tool belt when you sit down to work. We will do one master copy from her Up and Down book as well as using her work as a jumpstart into her process of layering and using textures to build the story. And then of course get inspired by her color combinations.
My goal is for your vocabulary to widen. And what I mean about vocabulary is the "what to paint". It is the things you add to your painting/illustration. The small elements that help to tell your story.
Class begins March 16, 2020.
Self paced beginning August 1st.
Regular Registration begins May 1st - $199
over 45 videos - with around 14 hours of video content
Guest Artists: Colleen Harrington, David Buckley, Tangie Baxter, and Sarah Hand
talk about the different gouaches and how to use them
geometric shape building
Pattern play - 3 different lessons
a finished larger piece (similar to the one above incorporating what we have learned)
body pose - girl sitting
profile faces - looking up, looking down, baseball boy
I can fly collage project
Girl laying in flower