Drawing Narratives

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Drawing Narratives

Drawing Narratives

Dates: Saturday 20 February 2021
Times: 11.00–16.30
Location: Zoom Meeting (Online)
Tutor: Luisa Rivera
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: From children's picture books to graphic novels and illustrated articles online, visual storytelling remains a key aspect of modern publishing. Join our introduction to the key methods and techniques of narrative illustration, taking inspiration from some of the greatest visual storytellers of the past. Working with the Wallace Collection's superb range of narrative-led artworks, we’ll take our lead from the likes of Murillo, Boucher and Rubens to learn how their approaches still inform the foundations of character and story development in illustration today.

Our day is divided into three parts. We’ll beginning with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of narrative illustration alongside simple techniques for using pencil effectively, including hatching, burnishing, blending and gradation. Next, we’ll learn how to create characters and develop them in a convincing visual space, through variation in tonal value and colour. You’ll apply this approach in recreating one of the Wallace Collection's paintings, in your own illustrative style, before lunch. Finally, we’ll spend the afternoon employing the methods and techniques we’ve learned to respond to a mock brief, helping you to create your own narrative illustration.

Please read the full course outline here, which includes details of the materials and equipment you will require to participate in this online creative course.


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Meeting. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
20/02/2021 11:00 16:30

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard Price) £45
Online Course (Concession) £42
Online Course (Member) £40
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