Expressive Illustration: From Ideas to Execution

Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:48
    • 2. Project: Illustrate a Concept Through a Word Pair

      4:43
    • 3. Finding Inspiration

      9:24
    • 4. Words & Associations I

      10:38
    • 5. Words & Associations II

      7:15
    • 6. Words & Associations III

      8:24
    • 7. Preparing Your Illustration

      7:28
    • 8. Inking

      12:09
    • 9. Digital Collage and Color

      11:50
    • 10. Closing Thoughts

      3:18
    • 11. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Create an illustration inspired by a word pair

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create an illustration that brings together two unrelated words together in a single image. You’ll develop your illustration by picking a pair of words and sketching several ideas, drawing one or more either digitally or traditionally, or both.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your final illustration to the project gallery, as well as sketches from your word & association brainstorm process.

Note: Feel free to use the prompt words in the png attached if you need a starting point for brainstorming.

RESOURCES

Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Peter Mendelsund, What We See When We Read

Raymond Queneau, Exercises in Style

FURTHER READING

Lydia Davis, The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Ivan Brunetti, Aesthetics: A Memoir

Maira Kalman, My Favorite Things

Cesar Aira, Varamo

Raymond Roussel, Locus Solus

Georges Perec, Life A User's Manual

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