Illustration 1: Turbocharging Your Creativity

$500.00

$500 NON SUBSCRIBER PRICE

$450.00

$450 SVS SUBSCRIBER PRICE

Course description

Start Date: Thursday Jan. 18th, 2018. 

10 Week class

Enrollment limited to 16 people. 


Illustration 1: Turbocharging your creativity

Everything you wanted to know about how to come up with good concepts in your illustrations!

This entry level course will walk you step by step through the process of coming up with good ideas for your images. Every image is built on the foundation of an idea. But clever, visually captivating ideas can be difficult to generate, especially on demand and on a deadline.

This course is designed to identify and cultivate the use of techniques specifically for idea generation. Starting with the fundamentals, students will build on each ideation technique in a clear and understandable way, eventually allowing you to mix and match techniques in a way that suits your artistic inclinations.

In this class you will learn how to:

- get past that first idea to the really good ones!

- Techniques to come up with more creative content

- What key words are and why they are vital

- The importance of getting a solid process for making images

- How to lay the design foundation of a successful image

- Make thoughtful and engaging images that have meaning

- Work on your own to develop portfolio quality images

- This class will prepare you to go into more advanced illustration and painting classes

Format:

This Class will consist of 9 weekly classes. All class content will be downloadable and you can watch it at your convienience (you can take this class no matter what time zone you are in!). You will then do your assignment and upload it to Lee and David. They will provide weekly video critiques of your work. In addition, there will be an active discussion area where you can ask questions at any time.

In each class David and Lee will present an idea or topic and go over how to do it. This will consist of video lectures, demos, pdf handouts, etc.

Included with the class:

Access to all class materials during your enrollment

Discussion area to ask questions during the week

Downloadable homework and resource files

Written assignments

Individual video critiques weekly

Requirements:

  • Basic level of drawing ability
  • Good internet connection
  • Drawing/painting supplies (digital and traditional are both ok)

Class Schedule:

Class will go from Tuesday Jan. 31st -March 28. Each week content will be released at noon for you to watch at your own convienience. Classes are pre-recoreded so you DO NOT have to be able to watch them on tuesdays specifically.

Details:

  • Cost is $500 for non svslearn members and $450 for subscribers. if you want the subscription price simply go to our site and subscribe either yearly or monthly before you purchase this class.
  • Enrollment is limited to 16 students.
  • There will be weekly homework assignments (plan for this!)
  • We will do 4 assignments in total over the course of 9 weeks
  • We will be using a new class "shell" that will contain all the downloadable info/details (you will be sent a link once you are enrolled in the class)

Refund Policy:

  • cancellation up to 14 days before class starts: full refund
  • cancellation 1 - 13 days before class starts: 75% refund
  • cancellation during the first week of class: 50% refund
  • cancellation during the second week of class and after: 0%

Please Note: When you enroll, we are reserving your seat, and others are not able to sign up. Because it can be challenging to fill seats when there are last minute cancellations, we only offer partial refunds once we are within 13 days of the class start date. However, if you are able to sell your seat to another student, we are happy to give a full refund 😀



 

Reviews (13)

I enjoyed this class so much. Lee and David assigned engaging homework. The critiques were humorous and so helpful. I learned a great deal and look forward to to the next class.

by Denise Tonner

This class has been amazingly helpful and applicable. Lee and David have done a wonderful job addressing and answering every question presented to them. They have done a very thorough job explaining each assignment, critiquing the end results and making the class easily understandable by using life experiences of their own to explain the lectures. This class definitely opens up new doors for me, both in my art and the way that I create it. So worth every penny!

by Laurie Muggli

Before this class I struggled with creating illustrations. I knew how to draw--but not what to draw. The ideation processes taught in this course are amazing! The lessons were fun and insightful and the tools taught are now an essential part of my illustration process. I highly recommend this class!

by Joy Heyer

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I enjoyed this class so much. Lee and David assigned engaging homework. The critiques were humorous and so helpful. I learned a great deal and look forward to to the next class.

by Denise Tonner

This class has been amazingly helpful and applicable. Lee and David have done a wonderful job addressing and answering every question presented to them. They have done a very thorough job explaining each assignment, critiquing the end results and making the class easily understandable by using life experiences of their own to explain the lectures. This class definitely opens up new doors for me, both in my art and the way that I create it. So worth every penny!

by Laurie Muggli

Before this class I struggled with creating illustrations. I knew how to draw--but not what to draw. The ideation processes taught in this course are amazing! The lessons were fun and insightful and the tools taught are now an essential part of my illustration process. I highly recommend this class!

by Joy Heyer

This course has helped me to open my mind and don't stay in a safety place. To explore my options and define what is the main message that I want to transmit. Since the first class of composition I felt different in my way of thinking. Thanks a lot, this course has been great!

by Mariana Pulido

This class has been great! The instructors know what they're talking about, and know how to give the information in a way that's very easy to understand. The exercises and assignments start out with the basics, but there's still a lot of information to gleam for artists that have experience under their belt as well. I really appreciate that they show examples of not only their own artwork, but other artists as well. It allows the student to see how these principals can apply to all types of styles and subject matter. The personal feedback has been incredibly beneficial, and make sure to watch the feedback for the other students as well! There's a lot to learn. My only suggestion would be, have assignments a little more clear on what's supposed to be submitted (As in, do you only want the roughs, or do you also want thumbnails, Reference pages, etc.)

by Shannon Perkins

There is no question that Lee and David have helped me to bring my work up to a new level. I have taken many online drawing courses, but I was missing any real information about the ideation process, step by step stages and professional practices that Turbocharging Your Creativity offers. We are only halfway through the class and I have learned more than in 4 years of Illustration school. If you are even considering this course, sign up right now! You won't regret it, this class rocks.

by Phil Benet

This course has been so integral in helping me move to the next level in my illustration work. It has changed the way that I approach visual storytelling and given me the tools to get to those golden ideas quickly and efficiently. Lee and David are fantastic teachers and their weekly critiques are so valuable. It's an honour to learn from such brilliant illustrators. Highly recommended if you want to create work with more meaning and impact.

by Liana Wright

This is by far the best class I've taken online. The lectures offer a great range of ideation techniques and insight in a professional workflow. The individual critiques are invaluable and offer so much insight in your own work and areas to improve. David and Lee put so much effort in this class!

by Renske de Kinkelder

The information shared in this class has been priceless! Learning good techniques for planning an illustration has made a huge improvement on my finished pieces. The feedback is wonderful, the instructors are brilliant, and they make the course so much fun! I finally feel like I have a way to get to the great ideas I have inside on to paper! Thank you so much David and Lee!!! I would rate this class 100 stars if I could

by Lynn Larson

We are currently halfway through this course and I am blown away but what I have learned so far. The techniques are seemingly simple to follow but the results and the ability to generate more concept ideas and options to work from have been really eye opening. Along with applying what I am learning to the course assignments I am already starting to apply them in my day to day work. It is making me more productive, I am getting more work done and the end results are going to be so much better at conveying the emotion and my point of view in each illustration. Both Lee and David are masters in their craft but are also excellent instructors as well. The enthusiasm they both have for this material and the assignments all of us submit is so motivating and inspiring. I simply can not recommend this course enough. If you are considering it, I say go for it - you will not be disappointed!

by First Last

My mind was blown at the start of this class, it has completely changed how I approach the start of an idea, a project and the execution. I already know what I have learned so far in 4 short weeks is going to sky rocket the quality of my work- Thank you Lee and David you guys are rock stars! LR

by Lisa Rush

I have found this class to be astronomically helpful in the development of my pre-production process. I know I know, you are supposed to plan your drawings, but that never really sunk in until taking this class with Lee and David. The course work is approachable, but challenging and fun! I've found myself anxiously waiting for the new materials to be released each week and eager to jump into new assignments. Lee and David both offer incredibly valuable feedback in a context that is critical and supportive, a hard balance to strike. I can already see the lessons impacting my approach to my work, and the quality of my finished pieces. I cannot say enough good things about the class. If you are at all serious about improving your skills, this is the course for you!

by Erin Zerbe

So far it has been really refreshing. It has been a long while since I have taken an art course, actually since college, and I find it a lot more fun when I can stand back now and take my time with it. Lee and David bring a wealth of practical knowledge, it has changed no, it has given me the beginning of an actual creative process that I can count on to approach creatively illustration challenges and get meaningful solutions every time. The ideation strategies are wonderful. We are at week 5 and I can't wait to see what else is in store. I am especially interested in the mentioned second and continuing installment of this course where we will learn about cobcepting and making a dummy book. Cheers. P.s. I would have gone back and edited this some but for some reason it wouldn't let the curser go back with out deleting a lot of what I have said, so sorry for typos and repeated phrases.

by Kelly Lane

Lee White                  David Hohn

Lee White David Hohn

Fearless leaders

Lee White has been working professionally for over 20 years. He has illustrated over 25 books for clients including Disney, Random House, Scholastic, Candlewick, Arthur Levine, and many others.

In addition to illustration, Lee taught full time at the college level for over 10 years before becoming a co-owner of SVS.

David Hohn has been working full time as a freelance illustrator for the last 15 years. Working primarily in the juvenile and children's markets he has illustrated more than 40 children's picture books, middle grade and YA projects, along with countless theater poster, magazine and licensing projects. Clients include Scholastic, Viking, Random House, Bloomsbury, Electronic Arts, Nike, Fisher Price, Disney and more. His work has been recognized by SCBWI, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators New York, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles. His days are spent in his studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else – and then he paints it.

Course Contents

8 Videos

2 Texts

3 PDFs