Discovering Your Visual Style
Artist Irena Ilina
5 lessons
ONLINE COURSE
Meet the Artist
Irena Ilina is a skilled illustrator and animator who holds a Bachelor's degree in Illustration and a Master's in Arts and Cultural Management. She has curated various exhibitions in Moscow and Barcelona, and her works have been showcased at several festivals, including Animage, SWIFF, MultFest, Zaryadie, Lift-Off Filmmakers Sessions, and Big Cartoon Festival. Currently, she works at the Te Quiero Mucho Illustration Gallery in Barcelona, where she creates and displays her own artworks as well as those of international illustrators.
Tutor’s works
About the Course
This course is designed to aid anyone who wishes to take a more serious approach toward finding their unique style in creativity and illustration. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, you will learn how to identify and refine your voice. The course will cover the fundamentals of image creation, including composition, color theory, lighting, and perspective. You will also learn how to develop your characters and imagery and how to finalize your work for a professional presentation. However, this course aims to go beyond just a technical primer. It will also explore the creative process and the significance of discovering your unique perspective. You will learn how to tap into your creativity and develop a style that is truly your own.
WHAT WILL YOU GET
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Easy Digest - 5 sections
Divided to 5 Sub Lessons
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Comprehensive A to Z
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Are you passionate about art and illustration, but unsure of how to develop your skills and style? Join our course, where we will guide you through a series of five workshops, each consisting of theoretical and
practical parts.

Together, we will analyze your work, as well as the creative process of renowned artists and illustrators from various art fields. You will learn new analytical skills and discover how to apply them in finding your unique style and enhancing your work.

In the practical sessions, you will explore the creation of illustrations, not only as physical drawings but also using digital tools such as Photoshop, Procreate
and phone scanners.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced artist, this course is designed for all levels of experience.
No prior knowledge is required. Let's unlock your creative potential and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth!

COURSE STRUCTURE:
  • 5

    Sections
  • 18

    Practical tasks

  • 10

    Hours of material
Lesson 1
The Importance of Personal Style
In this lesson, we will discuss the significance of having a personal visual style, and how it can assist in creating illustrations, animations, and posters. We will also explore how to maintain distinctive elements while experimenting. Additionally, we will learn about character simplification based on Scott McCloud's theory. We will practice this by drawing our mascot and simplifying its features while retaining its recognizability.
Lesson 2
Finding Your Personal Style
In this lesson, we will thoroughly investigate the existence of your personal visual style and uncover it. We will start by breaking down the basics of analyzing your drawings and then move on to putting your skills to the test by combining elements of your drawings.
Lesson 3
Simplifying Your Style for Different Tasks
In this lesson, we will explore how the style of an image can vary based on the task it's intended for. We will be discussing different tasks such as animation, poster, web illustration, and book illustration. We'll also learn how simplifying the style can make our work easier. Moreover, we will cover working with text and get hands-on experience by creating a movie poster from scratch using painting/drawing materials, scanning, Photoshop, and Procreate.
Lesson 4
Copying and Inspiration
We will discuss Austin Kleon's "Steal Like an Artist" and its message about the difficulty of creating something entirely new. We will also explore ways to break out of creative stagnation and overcome the fear of being accused of plagiarism.

To put these ideas into practice, we will select two artists from a list of six and analyze their styles. Then, we will combine elements of their styles in our original way using the analysis techniques we have learned.
Lesson 5
Enhancing, Polishing & Analysing
In this lesson, we will go through the process of finalizing our sketches and pictures, and discuss the key elements to pay attention to. We will also cover the important technique of cropping the final image to make it more dynamic. Regardless of the project you're working on, there are several factors to consider when turning your illustration into a finished product. Through practice, we will apply what we have learned in previous lessons to finalize our sketches and improve our skills.
MATERIALS NEEDED:
Your favorite tools for creating illustrations. If you'd like a challenge, try using watercolor or ink/paint-based materials. They're recommended because mistakes cannot be erased, but can be worked over.

Scanner, and procreate app would be a great addition
but not essential.

During this course we will use applications like Miro, to encourage a dynamic and interactive learning experience.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE
ARTISTS
As an artist, expressing your true self can be tough, but with patience, practice, and support, you can confidently share
your vision.
ILLUSTRATORS
Illustrators who would like to improve their observational drawing techniques and discover their unique
drawing style.
DESIGNERS
Your unique style will attract projects that align with your
passion and skills.
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ABOUT US
Imagine a space buzzing with creative energy, where dedicated artists peel back the curtain on their processes. No secrets, no guarded knowledge – just an open exchange of tricks, techniques, and the captivating stories behind their discoveries. Witness the magic of a master sculptor sharing the weight and feel of clay, or a renowned painter guiding you through the dance of color and light.

NABROSKII isn't just about copying techniques; it's about unleashing your own creative potential. Experiment with unfamiliar materials, dive into new artistic disciplines, and push the boundaries of your comfort zone. In our school you'll find mentors who encourage experimentation, celebrate risk-taking, and help you unearth the depths of your artistic identity.