Monthly Archives: August 2013

Scaling Up

August 30, 2013

Also, I want to see on Wednesday… Pick one of the 30 line art illustrations we have done up until today. What I want you to do is to scale it up 200% and redraw it in the same style/technique as the one you picked. I am also giving you more time to do it … Read More

10 a day number 4: object again

OK, this time it is ten different objects and you will select/choose the appropriate line art technique for each individual drawing of the object. As I talked about in class, this is another layer of critical thinking and decision-making to contend with. Hopefully, some of the initial work you have done with line art techniques … Read More

10 a day number 3: Natural object

August 28, 2013

OK, now let's move to a natural object to render with line art. Same object, ten times – just like the first twenty of man-made objects. Does the simple change in subject matter have an impact? What techniqes seem more natural to the subjec matter. I talked a bit today about line quality and that … Read More

Shooting and using photo reference

August 26, 2013

If you haven't figured it out yet, you will be shooting a lot of your own photography reference throughout the semester. You don't need a high end camera to do this, although a good digital SLR is nice. I just wanted to post some tips for you when shooting reference. Pick a good time of … Read More

10 a day number 2: Line Art Architecture

As assigned in class, for Weds…. 10 line art architectural illustrations are due. Same drill as the first batch. The same subject matter inked up 10 different ways/styles/techniques. Do these ten with traditional media… you will have a chance in class to work one up in Photoshop using the tablet. Remember, we are neck deep … Read More

Another post on time

August 24, 2013

I started off on the blog this semester with a post on the amount of time it takes to become an expert. This post is about the time this course will require. I worked it out… you will spend 18 hours a week on this class. That is 6 hours in class and 12 hours … Read More

10 a day number 1: Line Art

August 23, 2013

Line Art is absolutely the most used style of artwork graphic designers utilize in their designs. So developing a broad range of styles and techniqes is critical. For Moday, you will bring to class for all to see… 10 line art illustrations of an "object". Something "man-made". Simple, right? But when selecting your object make … Read More

Welcome to ART219 Illustration

August 7, 2013

The new school year is about to start. I hope everyone had a good summer, is well rested and ready to go. I have a lot of illustration techniques and process for you to learn this semester. I can't wait to get started. I'm going to have some recent work in the Faculty exhibition this … Read More