Watercolor mishmash

ART219 Illustration

  • 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

  • Selfies

    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

  • Scaling Up

    August 30, 2013

    Also, I want to see on Wednesday… Pick one of the 30 line art illustrations we have done up until today. What I want you to do is to scale it up 200% and redraw it in the same style/technique as the one you picked. I am also giving you more time to do it … Read More

  • 10 a day number 4: object again

    OK, this time it is ten different objects and you will select/choose the appropriate line art technique for each individual drawing of the object. As I talked about in class, this is another layer of critical thinking and decision-making to contend with. Hopefully, some of the initial work you have done with line art techniques … Read More

  • 10 a day number 3: Natural object

    August 28, 2013

    OK, now let's move to a natural object to render with line art. Same object, ten times – just like the first twenty of man-made objects. Does the simple change in subject matter have an impact? What techniqes seem more natural to the subjec matter. I talked a bit today about line quality and that … Read More

  • Shooting and using photo reference

    August 26, 2013

    If you haven't figured it out yet, you will be shooting a lot of your own photography reference throughout the semester. You don't need a high end camera to do this, although a good digital SLR is nice. I just wanted to post some tips for you when shooting reference. Pick a good time of … Read More

  • 10 a day number 2: Line Art Architecture

    As assigned in class, for Weds…. 10 line art architectural illustrations are due. Same drill as the first batch. The same subject matter inked up 10 different ways/styles/techniques. Do these ten with traditional media… you will have a chance in class to work one up in Photoshop using the tablet. Remember, we are neck deep … Read More

  • Another post on time

    August 24, 2013

    I started off on the blog this semester with a post on the amount of time it takes to become an expert. This post is about the time this course will require. I worked it out… you will spend 18 hours a week on this class. That is 6 hours in class and 12 hours … Read More