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Olimpia Zagnoli, Illustrator

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12 Lessons (1h 25m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:33
    • 2. The Language of Color

      10:44
    • 3. Inspiration and Resources

      7:14
    • 4. Sketching Ideas

      10:53
    • 5. Sketching your Illustration

      4:43
    • 6. Digitizing your Sketch

      10:45
    • 7. Drawing with Shapes

      10:03
    • 8. Refining your Illustration

      10:08
    • 9. Applying Color

      4:28
    • 10. Experimenting with Color

      10:04
    • 11. Closing

      3:38
    • 12. What's Next?

      0:37
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Project Description

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Illustrate a self portrait.

Using the process and prompts discussed in this class, think about how you represent yourself and where you come from. How is that different from where you live now? Do you have an alter ego? Let your self portrait represent yourself however you like.

  

OLIMPIA'S RECOMMENDED READING

Ernst Gombrich - The Story of Art - No matter where you come from a good review on what has already been done in art is always good. 

Paul Arden - Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite - A great slap in the face for shy beginners or arrogant students. 

Bruno Munari - Design as Art - Important words from the Maestro. 

Check American Illustration's annuals to know the state of art in editorial illustration. 

  

FUN ACTIVITY

If students leave this class with one inspiration: Go see a museum around you. It can be ANY museum, just go there, bring a sketchbook and spend at least two hours walking around, observing, taking notes, being silent surrounded by art. It will do you good. 

  

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