Faculty: You can include your course schedule here by starting with this template, or changing it as needed.
Below is a Proposed Structure for this introductory course. The first assignment separates each stage in illustration development allowing time to learn each one. Future projects progress more rapidly assuming a level of competency in the process.
Aug 31 | Week 1
Introduction: Review academic policies and go over syllabus.
Discuss our relationship to illustration.
Introduction to Sketchbook Practice.
Introduce Assignment 1 – Product Illustration, part 1 – brainstorm, research & thumbnails
Sept 7| NO CLASS /Rosh Hashanah
Sept 14| Week 2
Lecture: Illustration Process
Due: Assignment 1 , part 1
Introduce Assignment 1 , part 2 – Thumbnails Sketches
Sept 21 | Week 3
Lecture: Concept Development
New: Assignment 1 , part 3 – Concept Sketches
Due: Assignment 1 Part 2
Sept 28 | Week 4
Lecture: Design Concepts in Illustration and Lettering
New: Assignment 1 Part 4 – Tight Pencil Sketch
Due: Assignment 1 Part 3
Oct 5| Week 5
Lecture: INTRODUCTION TO VALUE
New: Midterm Project : INKED Illustration
Due next week: Final pencil illustration& Two Value Studies
Due: Assignment 1 Part 4
Lecture: INTRODUCTION TO I NK
NEW: Assignment 1 Part 5. FINAL INKED ART.
Due: FINAL PENCIL ILLUSTRATION & 2 Value Studies
Oct 19 | Week 7 MIDTERM PRESENTATION
Due: Midterm PRESENTATION & FINAL INKED ART ( Formal Presentation IN CLASS)
New: Assignment 2 , Editorial Illustration Magazine COVER,
Part 1 – brainstorm & research
Oct 26 | Week 8
Lecture: INTRODUCTION TO Editorial Illustration – Concept is key!
New: Assignment 2 , part 2 Thumbnails & Concept Sketches
Due: Assignment 2 , part 1
Nov 2 | Week 9
Lecture: INTRODUCTION TO COLOR
Due: Assignment 2 Thumbnails & Concept Sketches
New: Assignment 2 PENCIL FINISH DRAWINGS (*Ink & pencil with digital),
3 value studies, 3 color studies
Nov 9 | Week 10
Lecture Intro: Digtal Coloring
Due: Assignment 2 PENCIL FINISH DRAWINGS, 3 value studies, 3 color studies
New: Editorial Illustration FINAL ART. *LIMITED COLOR PALATE* Magazine COVER
Nov 16 | Week 11
FINAL PROJECT Assigned
Lecture: BOOK ILLUSTRATION & UNDERSTANDING THE BEATS OF A STORY
Due: Editorial Illustration FINAL ART.
New: FINAL PROJECT: Narrative illustration
Part 1 : STORY SELECTION & Thumbnails for Cover / Interior Illustrations
Nov 26 | Week 12
Lecture: Point of VIEW
New: Concept sketches for FINAL PROJECT
Due: Project 4, part 2: Character Designs & Concept Art
Nov 30 | Week 13
Lecture: NONE- WORK IN CLASS
Due: FINAL PENCILS for FINAL PROJECT
Due: Color Pallete for FINAL PROJECT
Dec 7 | Week 14
Lecture: NONE – WORK IN CLASS
Due: FINAL Project – FINISHED DRAWINGS (Ink & pencil with digital)
Work in Class on Final Project / Final Portfolio
Dec 14 | Week 15
Final Portfolio Due.
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