Monthly Archives: September 2013

Two things to work on

September 27, 2013

Here's the post for the two assignments I talked about today in class. First is the 3 image gouache wash pickout assignment. Find/shoot three different images/subject matter that you will compose into a montage illustration using the gouache technique we have been practicing on this week. I showed you examples of some previous student work … Read More

Doing the gouache.

September 25, 2013

We will continue working with initial gouache skill building on Friday, so have a board ready to work on in class (pre prepped – drawing done and coated – ready to pick and grin). Subject matter doesn't matter. You pick (no pun intended). Have the one you worked on in class today ready to review … Read More

Gouache (“Gwash” not “Goo au chi”) Wash Pickout

September 23, 2013

I did a demo today working with the gouache wash pickout techniqe. To recap… draw/transfer the image you are painting on the illustration board/watercolor paper first. Mix a solution of 1/3 Gesso, 1/3 Matte Medium and 1/3 water together and coat the entire surface of the illustration board/watercolor paper. Tape off the edges – the … Read More

Chasing that approval

September 20, 2013

For Monday, if you didn't get your original Truman spot illustration approved today… rework, tweak or restart it based on what we discussed. I'll take a second look at it for approval then. Everyone will get an approval. The big question is how many times you are going to do this topic over and over … Read More

Something “Good” with purpose

September 18, 2013

For Friday… You are producing one color vignette illustration (traditional media) that would be used as a spot illustration in some promotional literature for Truman. The subject matter is up to you as long as it deals with Truman. Quadscape, architecture features, items on campus, interior shots, and maybe (God forbid) people are suggestions off … Read More

More watercolor hot mess

September 16, 2013

For Weds., six line art and watercolor (small – 5 x7) architectural subject matter watercolors. This is a structural subjedt matter, not as loosie-goosie as the landscapes. We'll see if just by changing subject matter it has any impact upon your finished artwork. Also, two "completed" bird watecolors (8 x 10 or 9 x 12). … Read More

Watercolor mishmash

September 13, 2013

For Monday, do five more small watercolors – I don't care what you do as long as you are trying, experimenting and figuring out some technique. I did say at the end of class after watching Terry, I want you to paint  a color wheel of primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Use the described concepts … Read More

10 a day watercolor 2

September 11, 2013

Good job on the first watercolor 10 a days. Even with that minimalistic demo I did for you on Friday, you managed to put something visual together. I was able to see on most eveyone's ten, something positive going on. You need to be able to recognize those good things and remember how the effect … Read More

Selfie – Redux

September 6, 2013

We looked at your ten Facebook self-portraits and we narrowed it down to one that you are going to rework. You have 4 hours to rework this one line art illustration at 200%. Again, you are enlarging the small version and trying to retain the qualities of the small original while taking advantage of the … Read More


September 4, 2013

For Friday, 10 different self-portrait line art illustrations. The purpose, other than this being a really good pain-in-the-butt assignment, is to do something that can be used as a Facebook profile photo. This does not mean it has to be a Facebook photo you have already posted. You can shoot new self-portrait photographs and control … Read More