Book Cover Illustration

ART219 Illustration

  • Book Cover Illustration

    April 2, 2014

    If you haven't already read one of the following books, do so quickly. You are illustrating the cover artwork for a dust jacket cover on a hard cover book, a CD Audio Book and iTunes Cover art. These are classic books and the cover art has been done numerous times, so give me something fresh … Read More

  • Illustration is Life and Death

    March 24, 2014

    At least this one assignment is Life and Death. Prompt: Visually interpret a life-and-death situation to be executed in two individual pieces/illustrations. Solutions may involve any subject matter, as long as the two separate conditions of life and death are clear. You can't choose any of the subjects in the Visual Literacy book that we … Read More

  • World Record

    March 17, 2014

    This assignment is to create a four-color illustration that visually, creatively interprets a world record of your choice. Specs for the assignement: Media: OPEN 13 x 19" final print size Imagery topic is your choice – do some research and find a world record to visualize. You cannot use any photographic reference, but I am … Read More

  • Something Digital

    As assigned today in class which is due on Friday… One more product illustration done digitally. Painting it with the graphics tablet using Photoshop. You can use/redo the same products you already have done or pick a new one to do. Will these be better or worse than the traditional media. No filter effects.

  • 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 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.

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