Wouldn’t it be great to have some new artistic skills to play with over the Xmas break? Or even better, to use to create a bunch of unique and heart-felt Xmas pressies? Yes it would! So perhaps one of the Spring Sunday workshops at The Drawing Salon would be a lovely idea for you. They’re timed nicely after the craziness of the Spring Racing Carnival, so really, what’s your excuse? Find out more information on The Drawing Salon website, or write to me your own questions – I am here, I will answer!
The first workshop of the series is an advanced/open-level workshop, held on Sunday 6th November 12.30pm – 4.30pm. This workshop is about exploring alternative styles and media to push your illustrations and develop your personal style. No ruts allowed at The Salon! While this workshop is aimed at those with drawing experience, if you are pretty much a beginner but love an adventure, you can still jump in – class sizes are small and there is plenty of personal attention. Just do it! Book it here.
Fashion Illustration Bootcamp has been such a popular workshop since it was created earlier this year, and the question a lot of people asked at the end of the day was “So what’s next?” Good question! So I created this workshop to extend on the skills learned on that first day. I consider the next most useful skills to be about media exploration – in particular, watercolour paints, and textural rendering, which gives your fashion illustrations another dimension that most people don’t know how to do. Oh, and who doesn’t need help with simple fashion faces?! Sunday 13th November 10.30am – 4.30pm. Book it here.
The title kind of says it all here. Ink is one of the most versatile media that you can work with, capable of producing striking and iconic fashion images, or the most delicate and subtle of pictures – but mastering the techniques of handling it are quite another thing! In this workshop we explore the range of effects you can achieve, and how to achieve them. As one participant said at the end of the workshop “This workshop was perfect.” What more can I say! Sunday 20th November 10.30am – 4.30pm. Book it here.
This is an intensive workshop which starts with the structure of the head and how that informs the features, then traverses through to stylised fashion faces. Faces are the number one thing that people tell me they struggle with, and the number one thing that lets otherwise good drawings down. My philosophy is to first understand what you’re drawing, then draw it. This workshop breaks it down into understandable information and methods. You will surprise yourself! Sunday 27th November 10.30am – 4.30pm. Book it here.
This will be the 4th time the Fashion Illustration Bootcamp has run since being created in May this year. Each time a full class of students have experienced for themselves just how much you can learn in one day, even without any experience at all – go on, surprise yourself! Sunday 4th December 10.30am – 4.30pm. Book it here.