Develop Your Unique Illustration Style
Learn how to find your unique style, attract your ideal clients and grow your career as an artist!
This on-demand program will give you life-time access to all of the workshop content, so you can participate on your own schedule.
Every artist, illustrator and graphic designer knows that finding your unique style is essential to building a successful creative career.
Style is important as a visual artist, it’s essentially what distinguishes you from other artists, and what keeps your work looking professional, cohesive, and focused. Having a recognizable style is also how you attract the attention of Creative Directors, Artist Agents and Manufacturers. These decision makers hire talent based on how well their style aligns with the project at hand.
Surprisingly, style and unique voice are easily underappreciated and misunderstood. It can appear on the surface easier for artists to ignore style development in favor of fads and trends. This path can be a death grip for the most gifted of illustrators. Not being ‘you’ creates an unnoteworthy effect on the marketplace and undermines success. The road to rediscovering your visual voice is not as far away as you might think. But how do you do it?
How does this unique imprint develop and grow? How do you organize a system around this effort? And, is finding your style a conscious decision or does it spring from the subconscious? Is it planned or practiced? Does it evolve organically?
We will answer all of these questions and more in this three-day live online workshop. We have brought three professional artists who have honed their unique style, and successfully leveraged it to build a career they love. They will discuss the process of discovering, developing and delivering your personal style in a powerful fashion.
This class is perfect for you if you are:
– Feeling invisible in the marketplace
– Wanting to organize a development plan for your style(s)
– At square one creating your style as an artist
– Balancing several markets and wanting to speak to each one
– Developing your unique voice in your illustration portfolio
– Thinking through an illustration style that will attract clients
About the instructors:
Daria Solak is an award-winning graphic artist based out of Poland. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Accademia di Belli Arti de Bologna. Daria began sharing her daily illustrations online and quickly landed a job at a design studio. Today Darai s a fulltime freelance illustrator who applies her unique style to a wide range of projects. Her work has been featured in Milk Magazine, Doodlers Anonymous, They Draw & Cook, TD&T, Fabrikon magazine, Coffee Heaven, Smart Art and others. Website – Instagram
Brooke Smart is an illustrator based in Sandy, Utah, where she spends her days gathering ideas for stories and her nights telling those stories with her pen and paintbrush, inspired by her daughter, the wildest and most creative three-year-old in the world. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2007. Brooke recently won an honorable mention in the 2016 SCBWI Portfolio Showcase in NYC. She is currently working on her first picture book. Website – Instagram
Gemma Gené is an architect and visual artist from Barcelona, Spain, based in New York. She is best known for her online comic 157ofgemma where she narrates in an ironic fashion her life with her inseparable pug Mochi that has a very strong following on social media. In her other life, Gemma is an architect and visual artist whose work has been featured in galleries throughout NYC. Website – Instagram
This live online workshop will take place November 16th – 18th. Each hour-long session will begin at 7pm CST. Don’t worry if you can’t join live. All of the sessions are recorded, and you will get lifetime access to all of the content.
Session One – Developing your Artistic Style with Daria
Developing your unique style is an essential part of building your career as an artist. Your style is what will distinguish you from other artists, and keep your work looking cohesive and focused. This session will discuss the process of finding your style, and give you specific steps you can take to start developing your own unique style.
This session will explore:
– Getting started in listening to the threads and themes in your work
– Gaining perspective on the public domain and your choices
– The advantages of having visual voice in the marketplace
Session Two – The Narrative of Your Style with Brooke
Your personal narrative can be a powerful tool for captivating fans, and building excitement around your work. This session will explore how you can use your personal narrative to develop a style that will captivate followers, and open up new opportunities for your business.
This session will explore:
– How you can use your personal narrative to develop a style, captivate followers, and create revenue opportunities
– Outreach ideas and portfolio techniques
– Practical imagination strategies
Session Three – Balancing Multiple Styles with Gemma …
Many artists struggle to commit to one specific style. It is absolutely possible to balance multiple artistic styles, and build a successful artistic career. This session will show you how to balance multiple styles, and leverage that to create new opportunities for your career.
This session will explore:
– Identifying your niche and markets
– Humor as a style anchor
– Practical perspectives and strategies for multiple styles
3 Recorded Sessions
Our recorded workshop sessions allow you to work through this entire program on your own schedule, and our private Facebook group will give you a chance to connect with the other participants.
3 Daily Lessons
Each session includes a daily lesson packed with resources to help you put everything you learn into action.
All of the content is packaged into a downloadable comprehensive workbook that will give you lifetime access to the recorded workshop content.
How does it work?
How does it work? You will get a downloadble PDF that will give you access to all of workshop content. This on-demand workshop includes access to three recorded sessions with our instructor Each session includes an hour-long video, downloadble worksheets and other free resources. You will also get access to an exclusive facebook group which will connect you with 200+ artists who are building the same type of business as you are.
What if I don’t like the workshop?
We want everyone to leave 100% happy. Let us know if you are not totally satisfied with the workshop, and we will give you a complete refund.
Who’s this workshop for?
This workshop is for creatives who want to build a business around their passion.
Who created this workshop?
This course was created by the Instructors above in partnership with Modern Thrive.
What if I’m just starting out?
This workshop was designed for creatives at all levels. This workshop will help you find the path to building a business around your passion. (regardless of where you are in the journey)
Got another question?
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