Alongside my textiles workshop (see posts here, here and here) I signed up for the illustration workshop. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I thought maybe it would be detailed drawing and different styles of this, but there I was kinda wrong.
First thing to say is that I really enjoyed this workshop, and it’s seriously made me think differently about my future career.
To start off we looked at several illustrators to see lots of different styles and methods. We were then given a list of narrative points to chose from, which were in the form of questions. Our task was to collect images that answered the question, or made you think in different ways about the question, as many images as we could in the time.
I chose these four questions and these images:
I love the colours in my selection of images and was desperate to use them at some point. From these images we had to quickly create collages with whatever materials we saw fit, to answer the questions and fit the theme.
I loved the fact that we had to set up our own workspace like in the photo below, with a donkey (thing you sit on) and drawing board. Wearing a skirt does make it quite hard to straddle though!In the session I created these two pieces, which I am happy with, but felt limited with the materials avaliable to me. The doorway idea is definately something I want to take forward in my work. For the next workshop we had to continue working with our narrative starting points, and I’m really happy with how my work progresses. Stick around for the post on my next bit of work!
Love to you all,
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