Students are guided through a two-phase process:

  •  Create several ideas by dreaming and exploring, using pencil, pen, and ink.
  •  Develop and finalize sketches using Photoshop, with lessons in basic Photoshop and design skills. The class will draw inspiration from contemporary illustrators and participants are asked to bring illustrations that they like to class.

Class Outline

  • Switching over to “creative mode” to sketch characters
  • Line work & Colour in Photoshop
  • Engage Characters
  • Texture & Layers
  • Shading & Lighting
  • Composition: Movement & Distortion
  • Emotion & Vectorize
  • Final Touches and Printing

Items to buy for this class

  • 1 sketchbook
  • range of hard and soft pencils (2B and 5B/6B/7B)
  • 2 fine black drawing pens like YOKEN Technical Drawing Pens (0.1 and 0.3)
  • 1 black ball point pen
  • hand-held mirror
  • USB flash drive
  • if available it will be helpful to bring along your personal digital tablet and a pen (Eg. Bamboo) for it

VCUQatar is the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Established in 1998 through a partnership with Qatar Foundation, VCUQatar offers a range of fully accredited BFA, MFA and BA courses in the Arts. Located in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, VCUQatar students represent a diverse range of nationalities with students coming from more than 40 different countries.

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