Go Big or Go Home!

ART219 Illustration

  • Go Big or Go Home!

    February 7, 2014

    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

  • Five more bird watercolors

    January 31, 2014

    Keeping it simple and straight forward. Five more bird watercolors for Monday. Also, have one more ready to paint in class on Monday. We'll change subject matter next week.

  • Viscom Nerds forever!

    January 22, 2014

    OK, here is the assignment I want to see on Friday. Embracing the statement that I saw/heard recently that all Viscommies are sci-fi nerds… I want a two hour line art illustration of your favorite science fiction or fantasy character. The only thing I don't want you to do on this is to copy any … Read More

  • Two hour line-art assignment

    January 21, 2014

    We are looking at a two hour line-art illustration on Weds. Does extra time make a difference?  

  • Two Line Art Illustrations

    January 15, 2014

    For Friday, you will spend one hour each on two line art illustrations. One is a redo of the selfie you cranked out in class today and the other is an illustration of a bird – any bird. Work with photo reference and pencil and ink on tracing or marker paper. Let's see if a … Read More

  • This is so Classy!

    November 18, 2013

    Here is your last new assignment. You will produce an illustration that will be used at three sizes. This assignement is cover art for an LP (long-play) album, CD and itunes cover art. This is a four-color production. Illustration style, imagery and technique is up to you. Here is the twist, this is a classical … Read More

  • Final Portfolio

    November 6, 2013

    I wanted to get this posted so you know what to focus your attention on. Remember, you can rework anything on the following list to submit to your portfolio. So, if your illustration didn't turn out well the first time you worked on it, you have another stab at it. Post Mid-term assignments to select … Read More

  • Society of Illustrators Poster Illustration

    New Illustration assignment. Size: 16 x 20 final printout, mounted with one inch black border. Prompt: Need a kick-butt image to be used on the poster side of the Call for Entry direct mailer that the Society of Illustrator's mail out to professional illustrators and students. As the art director and client, I want to … Read More

  • Native American Heritage Month

    November 1, 2013

    I mentioned this in class on today, here is the next assignment. This is an image I need for a promotional poster for events on campus in association with November being Native American Heritage Month. Also, you are designing the poster with content supplied below. Here are the specs for the poster. Final poster size … Read More

  • It’s a new World record.

    October 28, 2013

    The assignment is to create a four-color illustration to be used in a two-page magazine article spread. The article is about World Records and the people who attempt and manage to set them. So, this is an editorial illustration and should have visual stopping power to keep the magazine reader from just flipping on past … Read More