Illustration: style

I took illustration classes online with an amazing teacher – Alexandra Balashova

We were focusing on composition, color balance and style. First two illustrations I made in my own style and then with every new illustration I had to borrow some style elements from professional illustrators and incorporate them in my work.

I learned to analyse styles of other authors and to borrow some elements without copying their works. This was very informative, at times challenging, but so much fun!

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Sophie meets the Howl’s Moving Castle

 

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Howl and Witch are fighting with each other

 

My collage in style of Ben Newman

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Dog turns into a man

 

In style of Natasha Gavrilova

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Sophie, Michael and Mrs. Fairfax are chasing a dog, who wants to bite Howl

 

In style of Roman Muradov

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Witch puts a spell on Sophie

 

In style of Teagan White

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Lettie and Howl on a date

 

In style of Freya Blackwood

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Lettie is going to Cesari’s

 

In style of Mattias Adolfsson

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Sophie in a spooky castle of the Witch

 

In style of Carson Ellis

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Sophie is saving Howl’s life

 

In style of Patricia Polacco

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Sophie is fixing Howl’s suit, Dogman is sleeping nearby

 

In style of Fernando Cobelo

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Sophie is thinking that Howl eats hearts of young girls

 

Cover design as final illustration

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Experimental cover design with alcohol inks

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