Illustrate and create a paper theatre using a scene from a book
Elena Odriozola -Illustrator and National Illustration Prize 2015- will teach you to illustrate the scenes of a book step by step.
From a real commission, a paper theater that Elena performed for the Mary Shelley classic "Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus" published by the Nordic Books, you will learn to interpret a text and give it a different point of view by means of the illustration of his characters and scenarios.
Once you have designed all the elements of the theater, you will build it physically and then photograph it and finish illustrating any book, story, cover or assignment related to reading.
What's included in this course?
You will begin to know better the illustrations and the influences of Elena Odriozola.
Then you will go into the preproduction phase of the course, which consists of reading the book and reflecting on the character and the setting to then make the first sketches.
At this point, Elena will also talk about the necessary materials and technical characteristics that you will need when scanning and printing your designs.
Then, from the initial ideas, you will create the character and the scene of your theater with more detail (structure, facade, decoration) and you will learn to paint it with acrylic paint, give shape and rigidity to the figures.
Finally, you will photograph your creations and discover the infinite possibilities of your scenario, taking into account Elena's experience with Frankenstein's illustrations.
What is this course project about?
Develop a character and the elements of a theater and build them.
Who is it for?
To illustrators, designers, crafters, creatives in general and anyone who would like to know the work process of Elena Odriozola and the world of children's illustration.
It requires previous knowledge of drawing although it can be replaced with enthusiasm and imagination.
Regarding materials, you will need: a computer with Photoshop (but it is not essential), camera to convert them into illustrations, paper (sumi-e or similar), acrylic paint, cardboard (cartomat), cardboard (two thicknesses), normal cardboard, vegetable paper, cutter, pencil, rubber, brushes, wooden rod, glue and spray glue (Mount).
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Elena Odriozola is an illustrator, especially of children's and youth literature books, and the 2015 National Illustration Award granted by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.
It started 19 years ago doing some illustration for textbooks and later a story, then another ... forging a career little by little, without haste or pretension. He admits that dedicating himself to the Enlightenment was something that came alone, as if it had to be like that, without being able to avoid it, and that will last as long as he enjoys it.
He has also worked in advertising agencies where he learned a lot about how to interpret texts.
His illustrations are delicate and intimate, with a soft and contained palette of colors resolved efficiently, both technically and conceptually.
Throughout his career he has achieved different recognitions as the Second Prize of the Spanish Ministry of Culture to the Best Illustrations of Children's and Young Books published during 2005 by The Princess who yawned at all hours, was awarded in the third edition of the CJ Picture Book Awards (South Korea) by Oda to a star and her work was selected for the exhibition Ilustrísimos on the occasion of the presence of Spain as a guest country at the Children's Book Fair in Bologna in 2005, where she exhibited again in 2010 .