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PHILIP BLYTHE WORKSHOP

Storybook Illustration Techniques specialising in the Depiction of Animals

Philip will demonstrate the procedure he follows in his own illustration practice and while the subject demonstrated will centre on animals and their habitat from observed depictions to storytelling and characterization his technical approaches may be equally applied to all subjects and a broad range of Illustration, Fine Art and Design Disciplines.

Day 1

Participants will concentrate on painting and illustration techniques in depicting animals in their habitat. Liquid Acrylic and Gouache (+Watercolour optional).

Philip will supply line drawings taken from several of his artworks so that participants may directly follow his method in the creation of animals such as a platypus and underwater background, turtles coming ashore in the moonlight or an eagle flying over a glacier. (Participants may also optionally provide their own drawings and illustration references).

Day 2

Participants will create ideas from a given narrative forming animal characterization within an environment and story development. The work of day 1 will be combined but taken further allowing for experimentation and ideas to flow while increasingly thinking in 3D.

Liquid Acrylic and Gouache (+Watercolour optional)

 

"What I would like all participants to achieve is several small artworks based on my own working methods that allows all to follow my technique - have fun exploring new media combinations in liquid acrylic and gouache and importantly develop an ability to think visually and not be limited to copying from a photograph." Philip Blythe

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Class Schedule

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October - Morning Session 9.30am - 12 noon. Lunch 12 - 1pm. Afternoon Session 1pm - 3.30pm

What you will learn
  • to think visually and not be limited to copying from a photograph.
  • painting and illustration techniques.
  • how create ideas from a given narrative forming animal characterization within an environment and story development
What you will get
  • have fun exploring new media combinations in liquid acrylic and gouache

What to bring
  • Liquid acrylic
  • Gouache
  • liquid acrylic free flow white
  • Tracing paper -Three A4 sheets
  • PAPER - WATERCOLOUR HP smooth - surface - 300gsm minimum - 600 gsm preferable weight - 1 Large sheet which will be cut to various sizes. (NB Philip uses sheet size 56x76cm 640 gsm Fabriano HP - smooth extra white)
  • Pencils - graphite B and 2B
  • Brushes - sable or good sable/synthetic mix suggested sizes 2,4 & 8 round - so long as you have a small range that have good hairs that come to a point and 1 flat 1/2 inch brush.
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Two water containers
  • Two white plastic palettes
What to wear

Working Gear

Appropriate for

Suitable for artists, illustrators, designers & crafters


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Petrie Terrace Gallery

Vendor sincce 2016

The RQAS, from its modernised and functional new premises on Petrie Terrace, continues to achieve the original objectives of the Society to encourage Fine Arts and organise exhibitions in Brisbane. 

The RQAS has a long, proud, though at times difficult, history. It was born from the wish of a group of like-minded people to share their love and interest in art and to establish a Queensland National Art Gallery (QNAG).  Informal meetings in 1884 and 1885 brought together the group ultimately responsible for establishing the Queensland Art Society in 1887, the key figure being Isaac Walter Jenner. It was not all smooth sailing in the formative years due to infrequency of meetings, disagreement among members, lack of government support and concern over the works displayed in the first exhibition − a mixture of pictures on loan, copies and other non-original works. However the appointment of Richard Godfrey Rivers as president in 1891 brought a period of stability and a new policy of allowing only original works to be shown at exhibitions.

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