Character Illustration Masterclass: Heroes

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Character Illustration
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Develop your own imaginative hero informed by our magical collections

Course dates: Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 December

Times: 10.30 – 17.00

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The reluctant, the unlikely, the anointed and the anti: heroes come in all guises. Having a character that engages and inspires is critical to any storyline – and this is particularly important for story illustration. Take inspiration from our Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition and develop your own fantasy-based hero over our creative weekend masterclass.

We’ll introduce you to the key aspects of figurative illustration and character development, including facial style, features and expressions. By drawing from live models in our studio, we’ll also consider how body language, posture and gesture can help bring your heroic characters to life, and we’ll guide you through the process of translating what you observe into your character designs.
You’ll learn how to work in ink, brush and pen, and incorporate watercolour and gouache paints to brilliant visual effect, ensuring your fantasy heroes are appropriately dramatic and memorable.

Led by illustrator Sion Ap Tomos. This course includes a short visit to the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition.

Image © Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries


Name: Character Illustration Masterclass: Heroes
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £185.00
Member: £157.00
Senior 60+: £167.00
Student: £157.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Friend of the British Library: £157.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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