Monthly Archives: September 2010

Brochure Illustrations for Red Barn

September 30, 2010

You are producing two line art and color illustrations for a Red Barn promotional pamphlet. One will be used on the cover and the other on the inside spread of an 8.5 x 11 trifold pamphlet. This is a four color print job. Go to Red Barn this weekend for inspiration and to shoot photographic … Read More

Another Big Watercolor Opportunity

Another big watercolor due on Friday. Another wonderful change to watercolor. If one looks bad, do two. If two looks bad… third time is charm. Topic is you choice. We will see what they look like tomorrow.

Client (me) approves on Weds.

September 27, 2010

So for Weds., we are looking at .pdfs of your lineart/color poster illustrations in your poster design. This could either be me approving it as an art director or as a client. We will see if there are any that I think are at a high degree of execution, technique and concept. You need to … Read More

Pickings from the blogs

September 22, 2010

I'm posting some of the self-portraits that I think are excellent demonstration of the line/wash, wash, wash/line techiques we have been working on for the last couple of weeks. Although everyone was working with the same base technique, you can see the variety of style and emphasis in the way the line/wash techinque was applied … Read More

Scaling it up

OK. Like how I start the posts with OK. Sorry. I'll stop. The next project is to push technique with watercolor to a larger size. So far it has been small little watercolors. This time work on a 13 x 19, watercolor only. Let's see if scale is a factor in what you can do … Read More

Poster Illustration redux

OK. Looks like everybody (mostly) have ideas as to what their poster illustration will be and how it will be used in the final design. There was a range of exactly how detailed the plans were, but as this mythical Art Director, I have approved the intitial idea comps for final development. Now as the … Read More

Poster illustration

September 20, 2010

OK. This is the project I assigned today. Find a campus related event/group/something that needs promotion. You will be developing a line/color illustration for this event/group. The final poster size is 13 x 19. You need to figure out what is needed illustration-wise for the poster. You can work with photo reference if that is … Read More

Self-portrait web profile illustration

Sorry, this is the late post for the self-portrait web profile illustration. 4 hours to complete an approveable illustration for use as a web profile image. Technique is open to whatever variation/combination of the line/color techniques we have worked on in class so far.  

Still messing around with technique

September 16, 2010

So, for Friday we are looking at 5 line/wash illustrations of the same image. The only thing that changes is the way you execute the artwork. This is simply varying your use of the technique and emphasis of line and wash. Also, I want 5 digital illustrations (topic open) of line and color on/in computer/photoshop. … Read More

Line, wash… Wash, line

September 13, 2010

For Weds… 10 more 5 x 7 exercises. 5 are line art first then color wash second, then 5 color wash first, line art second. Combining color washes with line art is a quick and typically effective technique that graphic designers use for producing cost-effective artwork used in their designs. This exercise explores two traditional … Read More