Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TLC Workshop Details

by Justin Gerard

For those of you who have signed up for the Seattle TLCWorkshop August 16-18, here is a preview of
what we will be up to!

(And if you haven't signed up yet and are interested, check out the TLCWorkshop site for more details.)  

with Justin Gerard and Cory Godbey
(with Special Guest Appearance by Iain McCaig!)

The Project:
For this course, we will be illustrating a scene from one of the following two stories:

Beauty and the Beast 

Alice in Wonderland 

...with a focus on a monster and a maiden. We will be exploring visual storytelling and how to create interesting dynamics between our characters.

What you need to do beforehand:

READ: Familiarize yourself with your story and pick a scene or idea it that is interesting to you.

IMAGINE: Spend some time thinking about your characters and how they relate to one another. Are they in conflict with one another? Are they helping one another? Place yourself in the scene as if you are part of the story.

DRAW: Put together some thumbnails and rough sketches of your ideas. They can be stick figure layouts, or Da Vinci portraits. Wherever you are in your development when you get here, Cory, Justin and Iain will be helping you to take it to the next level.

PREPARE: To rock.

Cory and Justin will talk through their processes, both traditional and digital, as well as demonstrate how they work. Each day Cory and Justin will cover a new part of their illustration process and then the class will work on their illustrations together.
And the-force-of-nature-that-is Iain McCaig will also be spending an afternoon with us showing his hands-on approach to character and creature creation.

Materials Needed:
We will be focusing heavily on drawing and character design in this course. While painting is not the focus of the course, Cory and Justin will be demoing how they work in color and attendees are encouraged to work alongside them.

For more information, visit the site here!


  1. These assignments sound fabulous! Looking forward to working on these with such a powerhouse trio as yourselves. See you in August!