ILLUSTRATING WITH GIANLUCA GAROFALO APRIL 17 TO APRIL 19, 2015
Born in 1968, at the age of 23 he enrolled at the architecture faculty in Rome while, at the same time, studying to become a professional illustrator...
Every narration needs a “plausibility element” in order to be perceived as possible or even real.
Specificities created by the narrator, which are coherent with each other, are the ones that in this fictional narrative act as connotations that belong to a functioning and possible system.
They are physical, morphological, dynamical, perspective, atmospherical, geometrical, anatomical, chromatic rules, means we can use to become creators and communicators of our own personal fictional universe and to make it plausible, even if not likely real. All these rules need to make real the improbable.
All these things are the rule.
During this workshop students will be able to create their own rule.
Illustrations will be based on students’personal texts or book projects. If they don’t have one, they can use as reference pre-existing texts or books.
As exercises, students will do a small sketchbook of preparatory drafts and two finished illustrations.
The required tools are watercolors (for students who use that technique), acrylic, graphite, colors, collage, digital materials. The technique used is not important, what is important is the fact that all students should feel comfortable with their own style and method. It is also useful a small sketchbook where participants could draw and study the world they are going to illustrate.
Presentazione del workshop
La regola: introduzione al concetto di “regola” e alla sua applicazione pratica
I personaggi: morfologia e anatomia - gli abiti e gli accessori
Le architetture: ordini e dimensioni - le decorazioni
La natura: animali e piante - morfologia del territorio - elementi atmosferici
Analisi di alcuni testi dei partecipanti
Riferimenti: raccolta di materiale informativo e iconografico
STUDY, CONNOTATION AND PRACTICE OF THE FICTIONAL UNIVERSE
Sketches exercises for the progressive definition of all the components of students’ own fictional universe
Finishing and definition of all the elements present in the two illustrations that students should do based on the material collected during day 1.
Students will start doing their first illustration.
Further depths ad personam
Students will start doing their second illustration
Students will be able to finish their illustrations
COST AND SCHEDULE
Cost: € 300,00 VAT included. For more info on discounts and promotions visit the FAQ page
Time Schedule: 10:00 – 13:00 14:30 – 18:30
Course language: Italian
Availability: 18 people
Required tools: A plank of wood, size of 35x50cm side and at least 5mm thick; watercolor paper 100% satin cotton (smooth and rough weight not exceeding 300gr/mq); roll of gummed paper; pennellessa (pasting brush); watercolor brushes and watercolors
Required knowledge: basic knowledge of photoshop or equivalent, drawing skill
General requirements: N/A
Notes: An interpreting service will be available for a minimum of 5 requests.
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