Monthly Archives: February 2014

Things we are working on

February 25, 2014

For this Wednesday – 3 image gouache montage due For this Friday – Product illustration due For next Monday – Watercolor redo due This should help flesh out your midterm portfolio for me to grade. Right?  

Midterm portfolio

February 19, 2014

Believe it or not, it is time to prep your midterm portfolio. This is my one of two points that I grade the work you have produced this semester. This is a blog portfolio with nicely scanned images posted and a reflection on the work, technique, time it took, th success you believe you had … Read More

Three Image Gouache Wash Pickout

February 18, 2014

OK, so for Friday you have the watercolor product illustration due. The second assignment I talked about last Friday is the three image gouache wash illustration. Here are the paramenters. Find/select three totally unrelated photographic reference images that you will use in a single compositon. Exampes are on the art.truman.edu website in the student art … Read More

Product Illustration

February 14, 2014

New assignment for next week, due on Friday, Feb 21st. Find a product, any product and give me an illustration of the product in watercolor. Use photo reference. Render the illustration as tight to the photo as possible. Easy, right?

Blog, Blog, Blog!

February 7, 2014

Get to blogging. I want to see and read activity on your blog. Write something worth reading and that is entertaining for your professor. Post images of your work… the good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty. I do factor blogging into mid-term and final grades.

Beginning Gouache

Bring your gouache stuff for class on Monday. Gouache palette, gouache paint, watercolor paper or illustration board with a subject that you would like to try to paint in the technique I demonstrate. I don't care what it is, but choose something with strong lighting -  good highlights and shadows. It will help.

Go Big or Go Home!

For Monday… one 20 x 30 inch watercolor. Subject matter is your choice. I want to make up for the time lost due to the snow storm cancellation – 6 hour budget. Pick your poison. We are exploring what scaling up in size means to your watercolor technique you have been developing. Is it good … Read More