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Visual Metaphors
Visual metaphors are among the most potent tools to solve any conceptual problem in illustration.

We will explore different types of metaphors, their possible combinations and their best use to convey a complex topic in a single image.

The goal will be to create the simplest, strongest and most iconic solution for the assigned topic.
We will be using 3 types of metaphors.

1. Juxtaposition: Two images or symbols are being used side by side, using their similarities in either shape, meaning or color to establish a relation and create a single metaphor.

2. Fusion: Two separate images or symbols are being fused into one, new image to create a single metaphor.

3. Replacement: One part of an existing, preferably well known imagery or symbol is being replaced by a different element, creating a single metaphor.



You will be expected to complete 3 assignments during this course

Length of class is: 3 weeks

Price: $300.00 (US)
What you get
You are not purchasing a video, you are purchasing a live interaction with two working illustrators online,
Each online course at TutorMill is taught by two professional, working illustrators. During the course, you will be able to upload your work and have it evaluated as the course proceeds. We guarantee you a written 250-300 word critique for every assignment from each of your two teachers. These teachers know their stuff. In fact, check out their profiles - we're talking the absolute cream of the crop of the biz.

When you register for a class at TutorMill, you will be the one deciding which teachers you wish to have. You will choose two from the available list.

You will also be deciding what day you would like the class to begin. During the registration process, you will be asked to determine a start date. You will be able to pick any day, two days from today, and up to two weeks after that for your class to start. The cool thing is that once you've completed the easy registration process, you don't have to worry about it ever again. You're in the system and if the moment strikes you at any time, anywhere in the world, simply log in and sign up for a course. Easy breezy.

Yes you can get your money back
If you sign up for Visual Metaphors but decide to drop this class before it's started, you'll get a 100% refund. If you're dissatisfied for any reason after the course has begun, before completion of the first assignment, you'll receive a 75% refund, no questions asked. After that, there are no refunds—sorry.

If for some reason one of the teachers you choose goes off their rocker, is thrown in jail, or simply does not show up for you for one strange reason of another (hasn't happened yet), you will get 100% of your money back no matter what.
Available Instructors
Monika Aichele
Richard Borge
Julia Breckenreid
Nigel Buchanan
Dave Calver
Matt Curtius
Richard Downs
Henrik Drescher
John Dykes
Joseph Fiedler
David Flaherty
Anthony Freda
Marcellus Hall
Federico Jordan
Donald Kilpatrick
Chris Lyons
Scott Menchin
Alex Murawski
Alex Nabaum
David Plunkert
Emiliano Ponzi
Andy Rash
Edel Rodriguez
Anthony Russo
Steven Salerno
Felix Sockwell
Simon Spilsbury
Brian Stauffer
Dale Stephanos
Katherine Streeter
Ellen Weinstein
Mick Wiggins
Noah Woods
James Yang
Required Materials
Adobe Photoshop
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Tracing Paper