About the course
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it is that makes us buy all those books that we never get round to reading? They say you should never judge a book by it's cover, but if we ad a nice aesthetic with a magnificent story... We'll achieve fame and fortune in the world of book cover illustration. The aesthetic of the shape and the counter-shape are what we're going to be applying in this resource, and repeat it, to create a winning resource when illustrating any book cover.
What are we going to develop?
We're going to create a series of illustrations on books by the same author. In this case, we've chose three of the bard Shakespeare's works. We have to keep the importance of the fact that we're working on a book that is currently in public domain, so we're sure nobody gets mad... Like, "lawyers" mad. We'll choose a closed color pallet and with textures brushes we'll create the final image and apply it to a mock-up so that it looks awesome.
What you'll learn
- You'll learn to synthesize the book to get the main concept
- Analyze the most important structures for a correct composition
- Place the title and the author's name in the right place on the book
- Use the brushes in Photoshop to create a texturized effect
- Summarize the main image and export the result to apply it on a mock-up
Who's this course for? Requisites
This course is for those with open minds that want to learn new ways and concepts where they can use their illustrative talents. If your idea is to present your portfolio to the editorial world, we really recommend that you give this course a look-see to make sure you understand the notions of each lesson.
You'll need a tablet, an drawing program like Photoshop and your imagination to get your work going, let's go? You in?