The Visual Scout: A New Blog
Edward Kinsella III will lead our last free online discussion on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 10 AM PST. Before we join him for an in-depth look into what it takes to define your style as an illustrator and artist, let's look at three of illustration's most iconic style movements. continued below >>>
1. Art Nouveau
Made famous in the late 1800's, Art Nouveau pulled from numerous artistic movements. Drawing heavily from the Arts & Crafts movement, Japanese woodblocks, and Impressionism, it became the standard for posters, advertisements, and magazine covers. It's popularity stretched into the late 1960's with a resurgence in record covers from artists like Jefferson Airplane.
2. Political Illustration
There is no denying that political illustration has shaped editorial journalism. Serving as a way to succinctly summarize a person or character, it makes a point. It shapes the viewer's opinion; it might even serve as pointed defiance of such a figure. Though we see this style every day, it serves an integral purpose as a powerful artistic tool.
3. The Digital Age
Since the early 90's, digital illustration in art have been the great debate. But, with so much available and accessible, it is easy to see how digital art can be the pulse of an artist. We see our mentors and students using digital platforms and software to create stunning illustrations, beautiful figure drawings, and immersive digital worlds every day. Where do you fall? Are you ready to embrace technology as the norm, or are you keeping it classic with paper and canvas?
The story continues with you!
We want to know what are some of your greatest style influences. Let us know in the comments, or tag us on social media with #visualartspassage or #illustrationacademy. We can't wait to see what your style is. And don't forget to tune into our final free lecture all about creating a style of your own on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 10 AM PST.