Guest lecture—illustration and Photoshop

Introduction to techniques
One subject (Donald Trump) illustrated in different ways (traditional vs digital).

Portfolio highlights
A look at some cover art and how it was made.

A typical illustration job
Stage by stage walk-through of a commission. From first contact—through to final artwork.

Photoshop demonstration
Deconstructing a finished image. Pulling apart the Photoshop layers.

The negative side of the work
The difference between an artist and an illustrator.
Getting stuck in one style.
Moral questions in editorial work.

Back to basics
The importance of drawing and experimenting.


"We remember the guest lecture by Derek Bacon as epic! Full of humour and information about Photoshop we didn’t even know was possible. All your surroundings can be used for something completely different. It is all possible with your imagination and surroundings. We hope you had just as much fun as we did!"

NHL Stenden, June 2019