Learn to master the brush, the ink and to explore the creative possibilities
Chinese ink has been used for centuries in illustration and calligraphy throughout the world. In this course, Hilda Palafox (Pony) -designer and illustrator who has worked for brands such as Vans, Nike, Google or Red Bull- will teach you how to apply it and take it to paper in a unique and personal way.
Implementing the basic principles of illustration, you will learn to master the brush and ink, so you can apply this technique in all types of graphic projects.
What's included in this course?
You will start knowing the work of different artists specialized in Chinese ink, which will give you a perspective of the different results that can be obtained by applying it to illustration.
Hilda will explain the different materials that you can use when working with this technique: paper types, brushes and the ink itself.
The first exercise you will do, to learn to master the technique, will be the creation of gradients. Also, you will learn to perform the superposition of plaste, levels of depth and three-dimensionality. You will continue performing exercises on degraded and organic plasta and you will know the correct way to use and handle the brush.
Once you have learned the basic techniques, you will immerse yourself in the project. You will start by applying the diluted Chinese ink in different levels of luminosity, to later apply black platings, openwork and white acrylic. Finally, you will apply more detailed details and learn how to correct small errors that may have arisen during the process.
Finally, you will digitize your illustration and do a basic touch up in Photoshop.
What is this course project about?
Taking as a starting point a photograph, you will reinterpret it as an illustration with ink, applying the different techniques you will learn during the course.
Who is it for?
Designers, illustrators, artists and anyone who is looking for new ways to express their creativity with traditional techniques.
No prior knowledge of any kind is necessary. In terms of materials you will need: a block or paper for watercolor or India ink, pencil, rubber, black ink, white acrylic, brushes of different sizes and shapes, adhesive tape, water, godet, kitchen paper and a computer with Photoshop.
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Hilda Palafox, better known as Poni, started working in the world of editorial illustration. For more than five years he has been developing his own style, which brands like Nike, Vans, Google, Sephora or Red Bull have wanted to use in some of his campaigns.
His works, always linked to nature and the female figure, can be seen in a multitude of supports and places: from international exhibitions, plates or magazines, to a mural of several meters in the streets of Australia.