ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP with Eliza Ivanova
DATE: 30 June and 1 & 2 July, 2023.
SCHEDULE: Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 20 hours
PLACE: La Galería Roja. C/Peral,10. Alameda de Hercules. 41002, Seville.
ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP with Eliza Ivanova.
For the students to get some insight into my creative process and how to tackle a story and visualize it. We will work with real model poses either from life or reference photos.
We will also spend time learning how to be aware of, and trust your artists’ instincts. You will be interacting with a variety of personas while on your journey as an artist. This will require you to develop a positive sense of self and your work.
- Each student will create an illustration from scratch.
- They will get notes from me on how to improve their piece.
- They will learn how to effectively implement the feedback and improve their storytelling and illustration skills.
Background Information about me and my career in the animation industry and as a freelancer
Segue into commission work- how I stumbled into illustration and concept art* alongside fine art and my own books
Being in the movie industry, I was very much interested in storytelling which led me to do illustrative work
We will talk about:
Research about your illustration
Making your own references
Explaining about pencil and digital and how to combine for speed
Demo a quick paint over a pencil sketch in Procreate
Questions during demo
Homework- do a quick color pass of a traditional medium sketch
Homework review- what was easy/ what was challenging
Talk about anatomy (from life drawing)
Combining model with props and environment
Stylization of shapes, lighting
Design within a story-based illustration
Color – either digital or traditional
Demo of combining a model pose with props and environment- coming up with a story on the spot
Homework- begin an illustration: come up with a story based on a model pose
Review homework- discuss clarity, how interesting/dynamic the piece is, does it illustrate the story well, etc.
Refining the illustration piece- address notes, do revisions
Solving problems and critical thinking, taking creative risks
Getting feedback from me and peers- ask many questions here
Continue demo and go around and help
Drawovers by me over students’ work if time allows
For line work:
Pencil, ink- any preferred traditional medium
Tablet (I use Procreate) or preferred traditional medium