Politics, art, children’s books, cookery books, advertisements; everywhere you look you encounter illustrations. But all those emojis and icons with facial expressions (think of the icons on your phone or on the internet) start out as illustrations. This workshop looks at the many, different aspects of making illustrations.
An illustration usually serves another purpose other than just being an individual piece of art. Often an illustration is associated with written text. The illustration aims to strengthen the content of the text or serves to put the text into perspective. An illustration can be a drawing, but also a collage or a manipulated photo.
In this workshop, you explore different subjects in different ways. For instance, how do you illustrate the complexity of the news of everyday life in a picture that also makes you think or laugh? How do you combine text and image? How do you depict your idea as effectively as possible? An illustration can soften a heavy message, lighten up a boring story and clarify a complex problem.
With various drawing and painting materials, collage or optionally your laptop, you will explore ways and resources to generate ideas and maybe even surprise yourself.
Your work process is supported with actual examples from the past and current day. Ultimately, you work on an actual assignment. Under personal guidance you will learn to shape your own ideas. This could be an artwork based on a story you have thought up, drawings/paintings for a recipe book or, for example, a series of cartoons or caricatures.