Which illustration did you enjoy creating the most for this course, and why?
The image that sticks out is #31, it is the card that reads, “Most important of all, if you are sick, STAY HOME. This is the best way to prevent infection.”
I enjoyed this illustration because I took the idea of ‘staying home’ and used it as an opportunity to show the concept of remote working/socializing by way of a laptop and virtual discussion. It’s a simple concept, but I think it paired with the content nicely.
Can you give tips for making a cohesive card deck for a Lifeology course?
Some tips for a cohesive card deck:
Keep your style consistent. Once a style has been nailed down, make sure to keep that through to the end. There are cases when multiple styles make sense, but for the most part, keeping this consistent creates a better experience.
Use a consistent palette. Color is an excellent tool for creating cohesion. This can be done by using a limited color palette and using those on each card or using a consistent accent color(s) throughout the course. Either way, color is a great way to create unity and flow.
Recurring colors and elements. In some cases, the course will have a character or characters. Using them throughout the course will tie the cards together nicely. Recurring elements, such as textures or shapes, can also be an effective mechanism to evoke a sense of unity and cohesion.
How important is feedback throughout the creation process?
Feedback is crucial in the creation process, but most notably at the start. When trying to nail down the style of the art for a course, feedback is vital. The feedback will steer the artist towards a style that the team is aligned on. Once aligned, it allows the artist to complete the course, knowing that the style has been signed off.
How long have you been using Procreate?
I have been using Procreate, a digital illustration tool, for over a year now – it has been a game-changer. I use Procreate with an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil – because of this, my entire art process is now digital.
This has had an enormous impact on my growth as an artist since it allows me to pick up and draw quickly. And because it’s so easy to get going, I draw almost every day. The art is digital and accessible, modifications can be made with ease, and getting the artwork web/social ready has increased my ability to share and get feedback quickly.