Digital illustration

The course is dedicated to anyone who wants to take the first steps in the creation of digital illustrations without having particular design experiences with graphic tablets and computers. We will study together the pictorial tools of Adobe Photoshop and through guided practical exercises we will reach a gradual mastery of the expressive medium, to the point of producing one or two final tables.

A set of basic brushes will be provided for the students to start a digital sketch work, with a study of chiaroscuro and the main coloring technique; for this phase, students are required to bring some simple pencil character studies. We will deepen the work on levels and masks in order to realize more complex illustrations, and will then add some pencil drawings of what could be the pages of an illustrated book or any project at the student’s choice.

Learn the basic use of Adobe Photoshop software in the creation of professional illustrations for publishing.

Interface study, menus, panels, tools and adjustments.
Brush management.
Tutorials on drawing and chiaroscuro.
Painting techniques and stylistic research. Use of masks and levels.
Realization of some definitive tables.

Participants are required to bring their own technical and artistic materials.
Laptop computer.
Graphic tablet or interactive display with working driver installed on the computer.
Photoshop CS6 or later update, also in demo.
A USB pendrive.
Some pencil drawings with simple character studies.
Some pencil drawings of complete pages.
Paper and pencils for new designs.
A notepad.
If you have it, bring your paper or digital portfolio, informal sketches and everything that you believe could speak about you – books or pictures of favorite illustrators, the things that inspire you the most!

During the course it will be possible to carry out projects already started beforehand. If you have material to submit to the teacher to discuss it before the course or for any doubt/clarifications, write to:

Date Timetables
08 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
09 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
10 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
11 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
12 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
13 Jul 2019 09.30 – 13.00

Location: Casa della fantasia

Price: 370 euro

Deadline for entering : The enrolment deadline is one month before the beginning of the course, unless otherwise specified. Late enrolments will be accepted dependent upon available places.