Monthly Archives: September 2009

What’s due redux

September 28, 2009

Update on deadlines…Wednesday: See previous What's due blog post – memory portraitFriday: DMV cartoon – Inked line art ready to scan. You will use Photoshop to add the color work to the cartoon.Monday: 3 pencil comps variations of the 3 image gouache montage.Wednesday: DMV cartoon – final printout 6 x 3 inch.

What’s due?

September 25, 2009

Monday: 3 variations of the one cartoon I selected from the five. Size: 6 x 3 inch. Line art only – pencil even – don't worry about color yet. Character, gag and composition development are the things you are focusing upon. Wednesday: final illustration of the memory portrait. – Open media. Size: 8 x 10. … Read More

Product Illustrations

Here are some fine examples of the product illustrations. Andrea Bailey Sara Rudder Huyen Dinh

New Project – Cartoons

September 23, 2009

OK, the memory portrait project is an study of character development. By nature these portraits will become very stylized and lend themselves to a cartoon technique. No problem. Since we are already becoming familiar with this process, I want to take it another step into cartoonland. If you remember, I've said in class that cartooning … Read More

Memory Portrait: 3 color variations

For Friday, I want to see 3 color variations of the selected initial portrait comp. Clean it up and start making decisions on what you will be doing on the final. If you haven't yet had one picked by me, show me your options. You have to get by me before you can move on … Read More

Blog Damn It!

September 21, 2009

Come on guys. You have to blog. Give me something to read and look at. You might get your work on the main blog showing off your awesome skills.

Memory Portrait

OK, I'll blog this before I forget. 8 x 10 color illustration is the final product. Subject is a relative – parent, grandparent, sibling etc… Must work from memory. No photographic reference on this one. Media/technique is your choice. I want to see on Wednesday – 5 thumbnail color comps of what you are thinking … Read More


Here are a few of the watercolors, gouache and line art illustrations I found on your blogs as I was noodling around. Good job. Allison Schuman – 20 x 30 watercolor Nathan Spady – 5 x 7 Watercolor sketch Theresa Williams – 5 x7 Watercolor sketch Sara Rudder – 5 x 7 Watercolor sketch Allison … Read More

1st Project – something easy

September 19, 2009

OK, first project is to paint as "realistic" as you can a product illustration. This would be used in some sort of promotion or informational design.  Specs: 8 x 10 image size.  Media: Gouache, Watercolor or a combination of the two – Full color.  You can use illustration board or watercolor paper – cold or … Read More

10 technique – 1 subject

September 14, 2009

Ten more small 5 x 7 illustrations due on Wednesday. Experiment with a range of ways of drawing and painting the same subject matter.