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Style and Story for Illustration Mentorship

Style and Story for Illustration Mentorship

A 8-week mentorship focused on creating illustrations in a variety of styles for different mediums
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Explore the Relationship of Style...

Explore the Relationship of Style...
This mentorship will explore the relationship of style to industries including but not limited to animation, children’s books, comics, apparel design and selling one’s own work independently. While the principles of drawing, painting and design are always needed, they are not needed by every industry in exactly the same way. This class will help artists better understand those needs by working through style-specific projects which in turn will help them understand their own. Concept and idea will be also be emphasized as concept is the foundation to any style. By the end of the mentorship students will have developed two original illustrations based on different styles as well as a workflow by which they can continue to explore many more.

Course Format

Live

Skills Level

Intermediate

Duration

8 weeks

Q&A

Once a week

Feedback

Individual recordings

Lecture Type

Recorded Live Lectures
Assignment
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-12 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
PREREQUISITES
Students should have a basic understanding of drawing fundamentals including but not limited to figures, environments, and general perspective. Students should also have a comfortable base of knowledge regarding painting and Photoshop techniques.
MATERIALS
Adobe Photoshop is recommended along with any preferred digital drawing tools (tablet, stylus, etc). Though most of the homework can be done without digital tools, students should still have the ability to make, format and upload any traditional media drawings as digital files for review.

The more you know, the better.

This class will discuss Career and Education as they relate to artistic styles and relevance to current job industries. The importance of Concept will be emphasized as it relates to determination of style and audience impact/usage. Image Prompt #1 will be given as it relates to more graphic visual art language – Apparel, Posters, Print, Comics, Kid’s books, etc.
This class will focus on determining different strategies based on each student’s focus. The needs of a book cover will be different than that of a print or poster than that of a t-shirt design. Thumbnails will be discussed as they relate to the respective intended use.
This class will go over the use of color and its considerations when applying to different mediums. Refinement of the concept and layout will also continue.
This class will discuss methods for finishing each student’s illustration along with the different metrics used to determine an illustration’s level of finish.
This class will review the finals for the first image prompt. Image Prompt #2 will be given as it relates to more illustrated and painterly art. Illustrators from the classic era will be discussed along with more modern ones.
This class will focus on determining different strategies based on each student’s focus. The needs of a book cover will be different than that of a print or poster than that of a t-shirt design. Thumbnails will be discussed as they relate to the respective intended use.
This class will go over the use of color and its considerations when applying to different mediums. Refinement of the concept and layout will also continue.
This class will discuss methods for finishing each student’s illustration along with the different metrics used to determine an illustration’s level of finish.

Bringing out the best in talent

For specific questions regarding TBA instructors, please contact CGMA Admissions Department at registration@cgmasteracademy.com

PRICING SCHEDULE

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education, these finance options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

3x Payments

$249.67

2x Payments

$374.50

Full payment

$749

Spring TERM REGISTRATION Now Open
Jan 31, 2024 - Apr 22, 2024
Style and Story for Illustration Mentorship

Testimonials

The concept of individual assignments tailored to the illustration and situation of the student was perfect

Sonja

I could address all the fields I wanted to improve in and Mau also opened my eyes to some crucial points I wasn’t aware of

Sonja

Mau took a lot time for each student and really adressed the situation and point at where each student was.

Sonja

Technical skills were immensely improved throughout this course

Cassandra

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