About the course
Combining handmade artwork and Photoshop is the focus of this illustration course. It's a good 'fit' for either face-to-face or online learning, because most of the teaching materials are on video, which can be re-accessed if needed, and - either online or face-to-face - students can share onscreen work and methods individually with the tutor.
Working by hand is always a great starting point in illustration or art making - drawing, painting, etc. - but today illustrators and artists often take a step further, using digital tools to mix, layer and manipulate their handmade art work, without losing its freshness and 'human touch'.
This course will help you develop your visual ideas and own personal visual language through a series of projects giving a flavour of the BA Illustration at Central Saint Martins. You'll be thinking creatively and exploring traditional illustration methods, but you'll also see how hand-made work is manipulated via computer and do this with your own projects.
Our projects will emphasise:
- Ideas and visualisation
- Hand-crafting with pencil, ink, paint and other media
- Then digital development of your handmade work into expressive, vibrant illustrations
Digital development refers to using Photoshop to:
- Resize and reposition hand-drawn elements
- Add hand-created colours or textures to an illustration
- Edit line-work and change handmade colours
- Create transparent and overlapping colours/textures
- Manipulate handmade lettering
All our Online Short Courses include:
- Live online lessons with the same tutors
- The same course content and learning outcomes
- Lesson recordings, for review
- Access to VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 2 weeks online access
- Certificate upon completion
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.