Before starting any professional project, the most important thing is to find your personal voice within yourself, a voice with which you will feel more and more free, safe in facing any challenge that may arise. Your voice is there and it is different in all of us, it is indeed what makes us different.
Finding your graphic voice is achieved by looking inside yourself. Then you will have to learn how to metabolize the influences of others, in order to own them and to make them yours. It will be helpful to know what the masters in the history of art and illustration have done before you, to acknowledge your influences, the styles with which you feel most identified and the different techniques that can help you in your personal development as a plastic creator.
And if you already have a voice and a project, that’s perfect. Developing it and making it even more yours can be your goal in this course.
This will be about searching and getting to know who we are, managing the fears that block us and prevent progress, learning how to be as personal and free as possible, how to perform professional work with the same freedom and ease with which we draw in our sketch notebooks, without the pressures of an assignment that so many times does not allow your most intimate and personal work to surface.
1. About style and your own voice.
2. The illustration yesterday and today. Reflection on our work. Our obsessions, references, memories. References from the masters.
3. The essence of a character.
4. Plastic techniques for a book and composition analysis.
5. From sketch to final art product.