Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Art 371A Illustration- Assignment 1

Assignment: Select one of the sports phrases from the excerpt of the New York Times' "On Language" column and use it as inspiration for a drawing that illustrates the concepts explored in the text. Is the article about sports language, or about vernacular used out of context, or about the use of metaphors? Use any medium you wish (except marker). The finished illustration should be 5"x7.5" black and white continuous tone image. This assignment is an introduction to the basic elements of editorial illustration, emphasizing an awareness of the relationship between a text and an illustration, and creativity within the responsibility of the drawing to the client commissioning the drawing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Art 371A; Illustration- Assignment 2

Standing Figure: An introduction to modern pictorial styles and an investigation of their effect on form and content. Create a standing figure at least 20" high and divide into 5 equal, horizontal sections. Each section is to exemplify one of the following styles: Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Surrealism, Art Deco and Cartoon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Upper Arm Challenge Presentation

This is an upper arm study I created for a group presentation. Each muscle can be removed and reveals the name of the muscle on the back. I made it out of illustration board and ink wash. I hope the class enjoys the little game I have for them.