Project Description

Digital illustration is essentially the use of digital tools, such as digital tablet, in combination with drawing software, such as Adobe Illustrator, to create an illustration. With the universal appeal of digital illustration, an artist can now look at a blank canvas in a whole new light. Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics app to create logos, icons, drawings, typography and illustrations for print, web, video and mobile.

Mediums & Media/Programs Used

  • Graphic Pen
  • Digital Tablet
  • Adobe Illustrator
Subjects Covered
  • Intermediate Digital
  • Concept Creations

INSTRUCTORS

Thomas Thorspecken

Traditional Animation / Sketching / Foundational Drawing / Figure Drawing Instructor

Thomas Thorspecken, also known as Thor, attended the school of Visual Arts and Design in New York City.  In his 10 years as a freelance illustrator in the city, one of his assignments for the Daily News included sketching historic buildings throughout the city for a column called “Undiscovered Manhattan”.  Thor relocated to Orlando in 1993 to work for Disney Feature Animation.

After 10 years the studio closed, and he continued to pursue his passion for art through teaching and sketching.  His blog “Analog Artist Digital World” began in 2009 as a resolution to post a sketch every day.  He describes it as “his way to finally put down roots, to be part of the community, one sketch at a time.”  Thor has also been teaching Traditional Animation at Full Sail University and now is part of a great team of instructors at Elite Animation Academy.  Thor will continue his passion to teach and now will include Middle and High School students.  Some of the classes he will teach include Traditional Animation, Drawing Fundamental and Urban Sketching.