Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Workshop:  Digital Frankensteining

Date(s) - 08/19/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paragraph: Workspace for Writers
84 Withers St. 5th Floor - Brooklyn, New York 11211

August 19. 2018

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Location: Paragraph: A Workspace for Writers

 Have you ever looked at an illustration, unsure if it was created traditionally or digitally? In this workshop, illustrator Anna Raff will share her process combining reflective and digital assets using collage techniques in Adobe Photoshop. She will cover tips and tricks with masking, line and texture “extraction,” digital-coloring, actions, and more to create imagery that will leave even the savviest viewer uncertain how the work originated. Attendees will create their own “Frankensteined” illustration using scans of textures and line art provided. 

 Requirements: Participants should have a working knowledge of the Mac OS, and Adobe Photoshop (use of pre-scanned images, layers, marquee, brushes, and cloning tools, etc.).
What to Bring: a fully charged laptop with Adobe Photoshop up and running, and enough free space for approximately 100MB of files to work on in class. Attendees should also bring their digital drawing tool of choice—Wacom tablet and stylus (recommended), mouse, etc. 
Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator of several books for children including WORLD RAT DAY, A BIG SURPRISE FOR LITTLE CARD, and the forthcoming THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, due in Spring 2019. Before her career as an illustrator, Anna was a designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and several children’s book publishers. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, a BA from Connecticut College, and lives in New York City, where there are reportedly four rats per human resident. For more of her work, visit [LINK:]