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Watercolor Illustration: Illustrate a Short Story


In this class students will learn how to create an illustration with watercolors, inspired from a short story that they like.
This class is perfect for people who loves illustration as much as to read -or even- to write their own stories, it does not requieres any special previous knowledge.

Here I will give you a few tips on what you should look for when choosing a story. How to identificate key elements that will support a graphic piece. And of course, I will guide the students through the elaboration of the illustration with watercolors.

Don't worry if you can't think of any good story, I will provide you with some examples, sources and suggestions of short stories.

By the end of this class you will be able to identificate some key elements in a story that will set the guidelines for your illustration. You will know the basics about watercolour painting, and you will have an amazing illustration to put in your portfolio.


Students will choose one short story to illustrate (by "short" I mean from 1 word, to 250 words maximum).

The story can be written by they, it can be an anecdote that happened to them or to somebody else; or maybe, if somebody does not want to write his story, they can just pick a story written by someone else (or one from the examples provided in the class).

After reading the story, students should be able to address different questions about the narration (explained in the class), these answers will help to set some guidelines for the illustration.

Students will be encouraged to post all their work and process, from the top one or two stories they liked (so their classmates can comment on them, or maybe be inspired by them), to the sketches and ideas that the stories may have inspired them, and their finished artwork.
Outline of the class


Nervous Sample Intro


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