I am not great at doing fine outline since I have bad steady hands but I usually use microns for outlining and thats what I used for the top illustration. The bottom one i used an ink brush which was harder for me to make fine lines with.
COLORING YOUR ILLUSTRTATION FOR PACKAGING
- You can add color traditionally using watercolor, marker, colored pencil.
- Or you can add color digitally using photoshop or procreate to add color to your line art. Use whatever traditional or digital mediums you would like to use.
- If traditional, scan your final art, hi res at 300 dpi as a .tiff or .jpg.
Do 2 color studies for the final.
Choose your color palette .
- Limited (no more than 5, b&w)
- Personal or using a reference
DUE NEXT WEEK:
- Place both color studies in the packing template and save as .jpgs and post on Openlab.
- Decide which color palette is most successful and use that one for the ice cream container. Print out or cut out the final art from the packaging template. Remember to cut on the black trim line. Tape art to the actual ice cream container and photograph. If you illustrated the top piece of the container, photograph that as well. Photograph container on a blank background, preferably a white wall. Keep background from being distracting.
- Then place the art into the banner template file. Decide where you want the logo to go. Post on Openlab as well.
POST all art
Student Posts>Work in Progress> Week 5
Does the color convey emotion or give feeling to the piece? Why did you choose the colors? Label with your name and date and a description what color palettes you chose and why.
Create a Line Ink Drawing for your Final Composition
- Decide on your strongest concept sketch from the two you created. This will be your final composition for the Ice Cream packaging.
- Do any additional tweaks to your concept sketch based on feedback and suggestions you received in class. Finalize the pencil drawing.
- Use a lightbox, graphite transfer paper, or retrace your drawing onto the Bristol paper by using a window.
- Focus on using line. Think lines or thick lines. Loose, curvey lines vs angular lines. Short lines vs long lines.
- Test out your different materials. Try using a micron pen, brush pen, dip pen, or brush with ink. Combine a few or just use on medium. See what works for you.
- Create at least two different line drawing versions and experiment with at least two types of media.
- For at least one of the compositions you should focus on value.
- Place the finals in the template
DUE NEXT WEEK:
- Openlab, Student Posts> Works in Progress, Week 4.
Describe what materials you used for each drawing.