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Get individual feedback from a world-renowned artist and take your art career to the next level!

Loish’s “Intuitive Digital Workflow” is a workshop about using digital media to work quickly, smoothly, and intuitively. You will learn how to avoid overthinking and getting stuck on the details, and instead ‘go with the flow’ and use a technique where you can work faster and with a more natural end result. Through different exercises and trying out the workflow step-by-step, you will learn how to let go of the techniques that slow you down and find out how you can use your intuition to make creative decisions.

Topics covered:

  • Creating quick digital sketches in color
  • Creating thumbnails and rough color setups for digital paintings
  • Rendering and detailing your digital artwork

Key principles:

  • Sketching quickly
  • Colors: how to choose them intuitively and modify them
  • Digital painting

Equipment needed:

  • Laptop with photoshop or similar / iPad with Procreate or similar
  • Digital art tablet / Apple pencil

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of digital art tools (brush, eraser, selections, color editing tools, filters)
  • Basic knowledge of using a digital art tablet
  • Some experience with drawing digitally

About the Instructor

Lois van Baarle
Lois van BaarleFreelance Illustrator
Lois has been drawing her whole life and studied animation at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands. She currently works as a concept artist and character designer for clients such as LEGO, Guerrilla Games and Amazon. She has published two books: The Sketchbook of Loish and The Art of Loish, both of which were published by 3Dtotal and successfully funded through Kickstarter. She is very active on social media and has over one million followers on Instagram and Facebook. You can find her work on loish.net and on instagram.com/loisvb

Workshop Schedule

Author’s introduction. Attendees introduction. Talking about Character design and beating the blank paper. Showing techniques for creativity and best practices on character design.

Traditional art demo. Tools guide. Discussions about different topics such as portfolio building, silhouette, design etc.. You will work on your own ideas so that you can develop them together with Dani.

Demo 02. Q&A. Feedback, character render and narrative. Colour and design. Brushes and digital tools. Videogame and animation industry.

Daily Schedule

9:00 – 11:00 Workshop
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45 Workshop
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Workshop
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:45 Workshop

The Venue

The workshop is held at the Erzherzog-Johan-Salon (John of Austria Saloon) in Graz. The venue is easily accessible by car and public transport. There’s a basement carpark (10€/day) right below the venue and the next bus stop is 300 metres away (bus line 40, direction “Gösting”; bus station: “Anton-Kleinoscheg-Strasse”). We’ve also got a bakery/cafe (“Auer”) and a supermarket right next to our venue. The cafe serves delicious coffee, snacks and breakfast, so we can definitely recommend it to those who want to meet beforehand and enjoy breakfast together.

Please take a look at our page “location” for travel advice and apartment recommendations. If you need more help (plane, train, bus tickets, free parking options etc.) contact us at: contact@carbon-black.design