Experimental Illustration Techniques: From Digital to Artisanal

A course by Zoveck Estudio
Painter, engraver, illustrator and designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 09/10/2014
, Painter, engraver, illustrator and designer

Create unique pieces through collage, transfer, collagraphy and manual printing

  • 99% Positive reviews (136)
  • 1756 students
  • Spanish with subtitles

Create unique pieces through collage, transfer, collagraphy and manual printing


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 99% Positive reviews (136)
  • 1756 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (3h 17m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

In this course, Sonia Romero and Julio Carrasco, designers, artists and founders of Zoveck Estudio -a Mexican studio with more than 20 years of experience, distinguished by its aesthetic proposal and its originality, which has fallen in love with clients such as Warner Channel or MTV- , they will show you the possibilities that artisan techniques offer when it comes to expressing your ideas on paper.

Working with traditional techniques such as collage, collagraphy, transfer or manual printing, you will learn to enrich your designs and illustrations with materials of all kinds, creating unique visual pieces.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Our world
  • U2
    U2. The project
  • U3
    U3. Processes of artisan experimentation for the elaboration of the final project
  • U4
    U4. Final presentation of the project
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start knowing some tips and references that will help you to enter the world of artisanal graphics.

Next, you will discover where to obtain materials and different ways to create your works. You will learn to create a digital collage in Photoshop, which will serve as a starting point to experiment with different craft techniques.

Then, it will be time to get your hands dirty. You will learn two different techniques to transfer an image. You will enter fully into the world of 'collagraphy' (an engraving technique that allows you to create compositions with different elements to be subsequently inked and printed) and you will discover how to work with it.

Later, you will learn how to make a matrix for printing. Sonia will tell you what materials you need and will guide you in the process to create it. Also, you will see how to prepare the ink, create colors and print your work manually.

Once you have the printed work, Julio will give you all the details to take into account in the edition. These are unique works, so you should put special preparation: take care of it, sign it and generate a certificate of authenticity.

What is this course's project?

Applying the techniques learned during the course, you will create a unique and personal piece, inspired by one of your most recurring dreams, in which you will have total freedom to let your imagination fly.

Course student projects

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at illustrators and designers interested in expanding their technique and enriching their projects, and anyone interested in experimenting and telling stories through images.

What you need

Basic knowledge of illustration and composition is necessary for this course.

When it comes to materials, you'll need a computer with Photoshop, a scanner or digital camera and all kinds of materials that you can easily find in your home or in specialized stores (inks, fabrics, papers, scissors, glue, brushes, shellac...).


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Zoveck Estudio

A course by Zoveck Estudio

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Painter, engraver, illustrator and designer

The style of Zoveck Estudio is difficult to catalog, but easy to identify: contemporary Mexican, surrealist and, at the same time, universal and timeless.

For more than a decade, Sonia Romero and Julio Carrasco, both designers and visual artists, have been inspired by everyday objects, old images and popular culture to create surrealist works through collage.

His inspiration and the materials with which they work come from the most mundane and unexpected places, but his works have already attracted the attention of clients such as Warner Channel, MTV, Canal Mundo Fox Latin America, Central Films, Editorial Televisa, Editorial Alfaguara, Editorial SM , Rio Loco Festival France, Hola Mexico Film Festival USA / Australia, Historical Center Foundation, National Institute of Anthropology and History, among many others.


Contents

  • U1

    Our world

    • About us
    • Inspiration and influences
  • U2

    The project

    • Introduction to basic concepts about the creation of artisanal resources
    • The project
    • Materials and tools
    • Creation of digital image. General considerations for creating a collage image
  • U3

    Processes of artisan experimentation for the elaboration of the final project

    • Transfer of a digital image: Experimentation with photocopies.
    • Creation of resources in collagraphy I
    • Creation of resources in collagraphy II
    • Paper stamping: hand printing I
    • Paper stamping: hand printing II
    • Paper stamping: hand printing III
  • U4

    Final presentation of the project

    • Edition
    • Examples of the use of artisanal resources in commercial projects
    • Final considerations
  • FP

    Final project

    • Modern techniques of art illustration: collage, transfer and manual printing

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Experimental Illustration Techniques: From Digital to Artisanal. A Illustration, and Craft course by Zoveck Estudio

Experimental Illustration Techniques: From Digital to Artisanal

A course by Zoveck Estudio
Painter, engraver, illustrator and designer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 09/10/2014
  • 99% Positive reviews (136)
  • 1756 students