Learn from Vanessa Flores the basics of designing and illustrating an original character from a storyteller’s perspective, from gathering references and design to adding personality through physical details and posing.
This workshop is open to attendees at all different stages of their art journeys, from hobbyists to professionals. Vanessa will walk us through her process, materials, and techniques she uses in her practice. Still, attendees are free to use any materials they feel comfortable creating art with, like digital tablets, pencil, sketchbooks, pens, markers, color pencils, etc.
Vanessa Flores is an illustrator and writer raised on plátanos and old-school salsa. She is the illustrator of the middle-grade book Eat Bugs: Project Startup and a contributing illustrator for the anthology In the Spirit of a Dream. She is a proud part of the diverse art and Latinx community in Orlando, FL, and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Orlando Giant Illustrator collective. Get to know Vanessa and her art by connecting on social! @vanessaflorart / LinkedIn Learn More at vanessafloresart.com.
AIGA Orlando’s Women Lead Initiative recognizes the disproportional representation of these creatives in spaces like design conferences and positions of leadership, particularly in comparison to their professional counterparts. The perspective and influence of creative women and femme folx are of extreme value to our community and we aim to bridge this gap.
In this quarterly workshop, we will partner with local artists, makers, designers, and crafters from a range of disciplines to ignite a sense of exploration and experimentation across our creative community, fostering the personal growth and amplifying the power of Orlando’s creative voice.
Learn more about AIGA’s Woman Lead Initiative.