The key to creating attention-grabbing illustrations? It’s not your tools or training—it’s your perspective!
In this amazing! Skillshare course learn along online with Author and Illustrator Emiliano Ponzi The Art of Illustration: Find, Develop and Express Your Creative Voice.
Based in Milan, Italy, Emiliano Ponzi’s bold textured illustrations employ repetition, judicious use of line, strong graphic compositions, and the use of conceptual metaphors to define and communicate the concept at hand.
His work appears in advertisements, newspapers, magazines, books, and animations, and has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Economist, Newsweek, and Esquire. Emiliano’s honors include the Young Guns Award and the Gold Cube from the Art Directors Club of New York and medals of honor from the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles.
Emiliano’s first picture book, The Journey of the Penguin, was published in 2015 in celebration of Penguin Books’ 80th anniversary. Since then, he’s published The Great New York Subway Map in partnership with MOMA, and American West, a travel journal of life drawings accompanied by a few lines of writing.
In today’s fast-paced world, your unique point of view is the key to creating work that stands out. Join award-winning illustrator Emiliano Ponzi as he shares a simple, step-by-step process for creating compelling illustrations that express your voice as a designer. You’ll follow along as Emiliano creates an illustration for The New York Times, sharing his “mental settings” for unlocking personal style, developing powerful concepts, and communicating clearly through design.
In this amazing online course along the way, you’ll learn how to:
- Draw on your experiences to find your voice as a designer
- Develop a routine to tap into creativity, even under deadline
- Evaluate new projects in the context of your personal and professional growth
- Design deliberately in Photoshop, using color and composition to communicate
- Embrace evolution, changing up your style to stay relevant and inspired
Plus, the class is packed with Emiliano’s favorite tips for solving briefs, working with clients and bringing your sketches to life in Adobe Photoshop.
Whether you’re tackling a client project, working on a passion project or just starting on your creative journey, this 60-minute class is an essential stepping-stone for anyone who wants to find their own unique way to be a great designer, in addition to creating great designs. By the end of the class, you’ll have a simple framework for creating expressive illustrations that could only come from one person: you!
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