Number 3

ART219 Illustration

  • Number 3

    October 23, 2013

    This is your next assignment to begin work conceptualizing. Illustrate the number 3. Media is open – your choice of any of the techniques we have been working with in class. You can use or not use photographic reference. I showed examples of this assignment during class today. I would like to see concept sketches … Read More

  • Refrigerator picks

    October 14, 2013

    Here are a couple of blog picks for the digital refrigerator. Derek Jones: Gouache Kristen Williams: Watercolor Derek Jones: Watercolor Becca Reitz: Watercolor

  • Product Illustration

    October 8, 2013

    New assignment for you. I need a product illustration. I need a tight illustration of a product (your choice – full image of the product – no cropping) that could be used in any number of various advertising devices. It needs to be able to hold up being reproduced in a 13 x 19 format … Read More

  • UPDATE: First Post-midterm assignment with purpose and reward!

    October 7, 2013

    So, if you have noodled throught the student gallery of this blog and on the art department website, you will have seen examples of Abraham Lincoln. Yes, this is the Lincoln competition assignment sponsored by the Univeristy. There are cash prizes involved if your illustration is selected. 1st place = $200.00 and 2nd place = … Read More

  • 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

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