Be proud of your art.
Let's build a portrait.
You are a passionate. You need to create and you know you want to see your art in books, zines, or magazines.
BUT there is a problem. You are lost, you are scared to show your work, and you need a community you can trust so you can gain confidence and motivation!
What exactly does a drawing need to become a real illustration?
How do you approach a multiple illustration project and manage your time?
How's your method doing?
Not finishing your project?
Or the other side, having an art block and not finding any ideas?
Confused by the steps?
So many things to do to complete a project. Where do you begin?
Shy to share your art and feel underqualified?
You need a solution.
You need a work strategy, a method to guide you on your path. The steps of this online method are available on the Imaginarium Art Club's website and on its cell phone/tablet app.
By the end of the Programs, you will be capable to manage your projects and your time, your illustrations will be consistent and your portfolio richer with new professional colour pencil art!
Colour Pencil Basics
Start with the basic techniques. This will give you a solid foundation to be able to proceed with the following illustration method. There are also notes on style and art supplies. 10 Steps.
Knowing what you want the world to see also means to know yourself and your assets and personnal taste. Build a strong professional portfolio you will be proud to show.
Skip the hazardous trial and error. Get real-life hacks along your progress from a professional illustrator but also advanced fellow participants in the club's community.
Learn how to sketch efficiently without getting art blocks. The bite-sized steps will guide you through the process so that you acquire a professional work strategy. 15 Steps.
Learn how to plan your work and each part of your projects. Start simple with a limited timeframe, track the time, level your difficulty, and plan your calendar.
Boost your motivation by having accountability. Tell other participants what steps you are on, and receive constructive comments along with encouragement.
Is this for you?
You want to make illustrations. (Picture books always amazed you! )
You want to learn to colour pencils.
You already use colour pencils but want to get more confident in your art.
You are confused by the steps to make professional illustrations.
You are not able to produce consistent art for your portfolio.
You need help and motivation to complete your projects.
You have at least basic drawing skills. (If you are unsure about your level, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or book a video call below)
Who is this not for?
You don't want to learn colour pencil techniques.
You don't know how to draw. (If you are unsure about your level, please contact email@example.com or book a video call below)
You already have a work method to make your art.
You are super productive and manage your time efficiently.
You don't want to spend money on art supplies.
"It was my first time joining a challenge like this, so I was kinda afraid to do it, but it turned out to be the best decision of the last year."
"I highly recommend this course whether you are a beginner or a professional artist."
Julie B. Savard
"This workshop was exactly what I needed, I absolutely recommend it, no matter your level; the challenges are made in a way that can be adapted to your strengths and weaknesses."
"Imaginarium Art Club was the perfect space to help me pursue this dream!"
"The Imaginarium Art club is a good way to improve your drawing skills. I really like the format of having one video of a lesson by day because it’s not overwhelming at all!"
Colour Pencil Techniques
From layering the colors and blending them, you will learn to use different materials and tools, so you can explore your style with more freedom and find what suits you best.
Art block no more! Learn to sketch profusely with help of concrete inspiration tips and usefull demonstrations. Pages will be filled and so will your portfolio!
Being self-confident is a skill that can be learned. Practice in a stress-free, safe, and friendly environment. A community of fellow artists awaits to see your projects!
Find out how to run a project, because making a single illustration can be complicated enough. Being professional in your art requires you to use your time wisely.
You'll wonder what you did before having a work method. I know I did. Relying on luck is not the best strategy to be consistent and have a strong portfolio.
"Over the years as a professional illustrator, I learned, some tricks, often the hard way, why should you go through this too?"
Subject covered over the programs.
Not only will you learn the basic techniques to master colour pencils, but you will also learn the Illustrator Method, and get the best tools and tips you need to turn your portfolio into a professional one!
Who's method is this?
Emilie Leduc is a children's book illustrator based in Montréal, Canada.
She has completed a Bachelor’s of Graphic Design at the University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM) in 2010, and has a college diploma in Animation from the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 2005. She worked as a computer graphics designer, in-betweener and animation artist on several television series.
She has been making illustration since 2010 and her work has been nominated and rewarded several times over Canada and internationally notably, the Governor General's Award finalist, in Canada and the Pépite du Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse finalist, in France.
La plus haute branche, édition Monsieur Ed