Franki Sparke’s Visual Storytelling Course – Week 14/14

Todays lesson was the last in the course.  On one hand it is sad that the course is over as I have thoroughly enjoyed it and could keep continually learning from more courses with Fanki, but on the other hand she has provided us with so much information and skills that it is now down to us to utilise them in our own future projects.  
Firstly we looked at our homework.  We chose our own observations this time around, and I chose hairstyles.  Here are a couple of pages from the half dozen I did:

The other part of the homework was to draw a building 5 times, making each time a different style.  This makes you think about different ways of being able to illustrate the same thing.  The building I chose was Rock Valley Homestead at Tidbinbilla, that was built by the first pioneers.  So over five different lunchtimes, I created the following five pictures:
Straight in with a thick pen

Straight in with pastels

With drawing pens.  This time I included the fence that surrounds the Homestead adding a touch of atmosphere.

Pencil.  From a distance, showing the Homestead within the landscape.

Pencil again.  This time close up at an angle.
For this final class, Franki bought in some of her work to show us, and impressive it was.  She showed us greetings and postcards, calendars and publications all that she had been commissioned to create illustrations for.  Which then led her in to talk about copyright and licensing your work, and fees that illustrators charge.
The lesson finished, yet people hung around, I guess I wasn’t the only one who didn’t want the course to end! 

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