Techniques of illustration and colour studies

Université Catholique de Lille

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Techniques of illustration and colour studies

  • Host University

    Université Catholique de Lille

  • Location

    Lille, France

  • Area of Study

    Design, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Students undertaking this course should normally have successfully completed at least one semester at university, or have equivalent experience. They must have some ability to work as a group and be able to communicate easily in English at a standard university level. In other respects, the course is intended to serve a mix of profiles and learning backgrounds for a more diverse international learning experience. Experience in drawing is an asset. 

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will provide students with an introduction to:

    • Drawing anatomy

    • Drawing for illustration: character design and concept

    • Strip cutting and lines

    • Colour studies and mock-up  

    Course sessions will include:  

    • Introduction to drawing/anatomy

    - Constructive anatomy

    • Live model/movement capture: dynamic poses & expression

    • Live model/movement break-down

    • Live model/volume, shading, posing

    • Character design and concept decor for Illustration: construction  

    • Character design: graphic development 

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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