COMD3313, Illustration1, FA2022

Professor Diana Schoenbrun | COMD 3313 | SP22

Week 5

Class Info

  • Date: Friday, September 30th

To-Do Before Class

Topic:

Inking Continued

Activities

Warm Up Exercise

Exquisite Corpse collaboration

Exquisite Corpse 2000 Jake Chapman and Dinos Chapman born 1966, born 1962

Sketchbook

  • Share your artist-selfies

Lecture:
Inking: Artists who Ink

Critique

  • Small break-out Group Critique

Demo

  • Taking art to Finals Spot Art

Due Next Week

Assignment 1-Part 5

Sketchbook: Pet Portraits

Week 4

Class Info

Topic:

Design Concepts in Illustration

Activities

Warm Up

  • Welcome Fall

Sketchbook

  • Sketchbook share of Visual Vocabulary

Lecture

Design Concepts in Illustration

Critique

Assignment 1 Part 3
  • Revised sketch review

In Class Demo 

From sketch to final-Inking your spots

Review Assignments and Expectations for Next Week’s Class

Due Next Week

Assignment 1 Part 4

Take one of your spot drawings, perhaps the simplest one, and practice different methods of drawing in ink. Based on our in-class inking practice I want you to try at least 5 styles for one spot. See samples from the class below.

Try different approaches. Here are some examples or ideas you can try.

  1. Contour line drawing with a felt tip pen (micron/staedlater) in a size of your choice
  2. Line drawing with value (cross-hatching, stippling, short/long lines) and drawing pen
  3. Brush pen
  4. Line drawing with a brush such as a 0 or 1
  5. Line drawing with a brush such as a 0 or 1 and a grey wash for added value or a spot color
  6. Silhouette, if it makes sense
  7. Dip pen or bamboo stick
  8. Color marker or pen
  9. In high contrast, use a pen for contour lines and fill in certain areas in black (bottom left sample).

    How else can you make marks? stencil, added pattern, thumbprint, old brushes

SIZE:

I suggest working larger and scaling down later.

I recommend working no smaller than 2 x 2inches. And No larger than 5×5 inches.

You will be trying out different inking materials to see which style you like. Next week in class we will take a look at the different approaches and you will then complete all the spot illustrations in this style.

Sketchbook Week 4: Artist Selfies

Please check out Art Director LAUREN PANEPINTO’s blog post on MuddyColors.com, Artist Selfies, everybodys doing it.

“ Starting to shoot reference very often brings a huge leap forward in the work of young artists, yet it’s also the piece of advice I hear the most excuses about. I hear “My friends don’t like to pose.” “I’m not a good photographer.” “I don’t have money to hire a model.” “I don’t have good props.” “I don’t have a good camera.” and I say the best artists in the world use themselves for reference all the time. With rulers standing in for swords, with any kind of camera or webcam, and without even cleaning their studios, if these guys are shooting themselves, you can too. You, yourself, are the most reliable model. You know what you want, you are always available, and you work cheap.”

This short excerpt from Lauren Panepinto’s blog post demonstrates the importance of working from reference. After reading this article, shoot digitally and use a prop to stand in for any objects.

Do not overthink this.

This is PRACTICE to learn how to shoot and work from reference.

Make sure to get some help. Shoot many photos and then pick 3 Photos. Then fill 3 pages in your sketchbook with drawings based on these photos / digital collages.

SHARE BOTH THE REFERENCE AND THE SKETCHES WHEN DONE.

Here are some previous student sketchbook samples.

Post when complete:

GO TO: CLASS SITE

DASHBOARD > POSTS > ADD NEW >

Write your post. Add a Descriptive title.

Choose CATEGORY (bottom right side): Sketchbook

PUBLISH

Please add your introduction by [DATE AND TIME]. It should be between [200-250 words].

Tag sketchbook and week 4 on Openlab

Week 3

Class Info

  • Date: Friday, September 16
  • In person N-1118

To-Do Before Class

Topic

Inking Techniques

Activities

Warm Up Drawing exercise

  • Postcard inspiration

Sketchbook

  • group sketchbook share of Windows

Inking demos and practice

Break


Critique

  • Small Groups Critique Assignment 1, Part 2 sketch review


Review Assignments and Expectations for Next Week’s Class

Due Next Week

Week 2

Class Info

  • Date: Friday, September 9, 2:30-5:50 pm

To-Do Before Class

Topic

ILLUSTRATION PRACTICES: PROCESS & WORKFLOW

Activities

Warm Up Drawing

  • Window Views
top left, Artist: Henri Matisse, The Open Window 1905
top right: Pierre Bonnard, French Window with Dog, 1927
bottom left:  Utagawa Hiroshige final masterpiece, a series known as ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1858
bottom right: Katherine Lam, untitled, 2020

Discussion

Sketchbook

  • Let’s share our Meet the Artist

ILLUSTRATION PROCESS

  • The importance of multiple solutions.  
  • Personal Vision         
  • Thumbnails: How to and how many is too many?

Lecture 2

Illustration Process and Workflow

Conversation between Soojin Buzelli and Jon Han

BREAK

Review thumbnail drawings and concepts for Assignment 1, Part 1

Lab time to work

Due Next Week

Week 1

Class Info

  • Course Goals: To familiarize students with the field of illustration including its basic working methods, industry practices, basic history, and philosophies. Artistic techniques will be taught as well, however, this is a class focused on concept generation, and the creation of thoughtful illustrations, as opposed to a drawing or painting technical course.

Topic

WELCOME TO INTRO TO ILLUSTRATION

Class Introductions

Everyone introduces themselves!

Objectives

  1. Syllabus
  2. Materials
  3. Join Openlab
  4. Openlab site overview
  5. Course Structure

Activities

Professor’s presentation: Who am I?
and
Lecture: What is Illustration?   

Break

Introduce Assignment 1: Spot Illustration

Activity: Group brainstorming and word web

Due Next Week

Assignment 1, Part 1

Spot Illustration

(See the class presentation for an overview and details)

Assignment 1, part 1

1. Brainstorm and research:
Start with writing, make a list and create word webs for each concept. Doodle and sketch as needed.

2. Concept:
Come up with at least 2 solid ideas to present, you can present more if you like. Write out each concept in a sentence. We will critique in class and help decide which direction to go in.

3. Sketch:
Have at least three thumbnail sketches for each concept.  6 small sketches in total. Sketch in your sketchbook or on paper. You’ll have the option to do digital later.

5. Post homework to Openlab.
Post word webs, concepts, and sketches to Openlab. Post all jpgs and writing to Openlab in STUDENT POSTS>WORK IN PROGRESS>Assignment 1, part 1

Make sure to always have your sketches or files with you in class even if posted to Openlab.

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