Joy of Digital Painting
Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators is happy to announce that Ikumi Kayama will teach a 3-day workshop, The Joy of Digital Painting, this summer!
The workshop will take place at the Yale Peabody Museum on Friday, July 14th through Sunday July 16th from 9am to 4pm.
Digital Media 3-Day Workshop
This 3-day workshop is for illustrators who are familiar with the basic mediums of natural science illustration: Graphite, pen/ink, and watercolor. The workshop will expand your toolbox to include digital media. This class will will focus on becoming familiar with the workspace and to select the tools most commonly used by professional scientific illustrators. We will also cover common troubleshooting and how to avoid being controlled by Photoshop.
The objectives of the class will be:
to introduce or reintroduce Adobe Photoshopto gain an understanding of the general setup of the softwareand to become comfortable working in Photoshop with hands-on exercises.
We will also study the different end deliverable formats; web, print, and social media.
Founder and principle illustrator of Studio Kayama Medical & Scientific Illustration Services.
Ikumi is currently working with surgeons and researchers to create educational illustrations on neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery procedures. Her more recent projects include documenting the opening of Titan arum at Denver Botanic Gardens and Illustrating NASA’s newest telescope, James Webb Space Telescope. When not illustrating, she is talking about drawing, counting, and painting birds.
Ikumi has given numerous talks on various topics covering scientific illustration techniques and visual communication. She has presented at US Naval Academy, Denver Museum of Art, Japan Surgical Association, and TEDxFoggyBottom.
The Art of Science and the Science of Art
You might also like to read and view Ikumi’s article "10 Differences between Scientific Illustrators and General Illustrators".
Ikumi enjoys working directly with students through workshops on digital illustration and visual storytelling at Denver Botanic Gardens, Maryland Ornithological Society, and annual GNSI conferences.
You can see more of Ikumi’s work on Studio Kayama www.StudioKayama.com