During the creative process, the brain is predisposed to collect incentives (or stimulus?) from our surroundings to relate them with which concerns us. In the end, the work is the result of our obsessions, or is it the other way around?
I will speak about my references, and how finally everything connects with the topic of the commission.
We will develop an exercise to dissect, catalog, rank and arrange our obsessions from a narrative point of view.
A view about how work is inspired or expired by life and some lessons learned along seven years of illustrator´s work.Workshop: What the doctor says
Inspired by information pamphlets of medications, we are going to make a small fanzine illustrating therapeutic instructions.
The secret life of books - It aims to show the process and the way Carolina's works through sketches and backstage drawings. The importance of the narrative and the book as a whole.Workshop
I'm asking you to explore and consider different perspectives of narrative inviting you to work with memory, document, imagination and/or representation. In the beginning, you will focus your attention on intuition and in playing with different materials, through limited time exercises. The end result will be a small narrative.
Are there any differences between creating for children as opposed to other audiences? How has working for children influenced my artistic path? Illustrating and writing for this target audience determines some creative options which, in the end, open up the artistic object to a broader audience.Workshop
The best stories have unpredictable endings. They don’t defraud readers expectations, but they’re still surprising. During this session, the participants will organize a story in three different moments (problem - solution - catharsis) and understand how to play with tempos and narrative tension.
I will talk about every parts of the process of making a picturebook : methodology or its non-existence, from the first messy sketches to the final storyboard and original illustrations, with all the doubts and the difficulties to stay self-motivated...Workshop
Play with textures, shapes, colors, patterns... is most of the time the way that I start to build a picture.
We will explore all the possibilities of these elements composed together, through drawing, cutting and collage.
I will talk about three dances: between form and idea, between research and spontaneity, and between working in the trenches and following creative impulses. I’ll also try to make sense of my path as an illustrator, share tricks I learned and about self sabotage, of course.Workshop: Think with your hand
Think fast. Don't think. Take your time. Does this make sense? Repetition is a tool. When to stop? Why do sketches look better? We’ll be the image proletariat, working fast in an illustration factory.
Nicolas will talk about being part of a collective (Nous Vous), his creative process and working across multiple disciplines.Workshop
The workshop will explore collaborative image-making, using collage to create unexpected ideas and narratives.
I Will talk about my path and the way i’ve turned a graphic designer and lately an independent Artist Without entering an university.Workshop
The workshop Will be about painting with spray cans and how i think street art should be made.
…EXHIBITIONS: Ema Ribeiro, Ó! Galeria
Ó! Gallery, located in the sparkling Miguel Bombarda block, in Oporto, is a project focused on illustration, drawing, books, zines and author pieces. Since 2009 it is showing the best examples of illustration from all the around the world. Ema Ribeiro is the proud gallerist of this gallery and works with some collaborators, mostly young and promising illustrators.
…PUBLISHING: André Letria, Pato Lógico
Pato Lógico is a Portuguese, indie and childish publishing house. We’re indie, because we insist on putting passion ahead of profit and childish, since we’re small and love playing with illustrated books. As Portuguese we love fish, like ducks* do.
*Pato Lógico means logical duck. You’re welcome.