FINAL Project: Narrative Illustration


FINAL Project : Narrative Illustration 

DUE:  DEC 19 | Week 15

Final Project due with Peer Critique

  • Book Pitch
  • Character Designs & Concept Art
  • Process Book

Project Description:

Part 1: Using the characters and concept created for Project 3, create concept sketches for 2 narrative illustrations featuring the same character(s) in a different setting and situation.

Part 2: Incorporating feedback from your instructor and peers, finalize one of the 2 sketches into a final illustration.  Create values studies and color studies as part of process work.

Final Art can be made using any combination of traditional drawing / inking skills and digital coloring. Final art must make full use of value and read as a finalized piece of art work.  Final art may be in Color or in Black and white.  If in color a limited palate is highly recommended. 


50 % project grade Submit a PDF PROCESS BOOK guiding us through the project from inception to conclusion.

  • Carefully SCAN your process work. This should include : Your Source Material,  Brainstorm, Thumbnails, Concept Sketches, Value Roughs, Related Sketchbook Work, and Final Art.
  • Carefully Label all of your work so that your thought process is CLEAR. Be sure all of it is presented well: facing the right way, no shadows in the picture, good contrast, etc.

50 % project grade Submit a publication ready 300 DPI JPEG of Final ART



Final Final Pencil

Hi Professor,

I wasn’t happy with my final pencil so I redrew it. I adjusted the entire “game” layout and I included my thumbs. The thumbs are “swiping” and “turning” the dog. And, since it’s going to be a print I thought about how people hold a magazine (at least how I hold a magazine to look at the cover) and if you can get your hands on the magazine you can place your thumbs where my drawn thumbs are and it will feel like you are holding the controls on customizing this dog.

Considering that I had to explain it that probably means it has some flaws. Can you please tell me any revisions or tweaks I should make?



Project 3 Concepts for Final Pencil

After considering the options I wanted to go with the Oval Office! I have 2 concepts for framing 2 different sections of the office. For the front desk view, Im still unsure what else to add on it. For the tree view, I might copy the actual painting hanging in the real office and there’s also more subtle nazi ornaments I want to hide in there just figuring out how still.

Project 3 Thumbnails Part 2

So over the weekend, I asked my friends, family, and neighbor of what they think about Kim Jong-un. My parents said he was evil, my friends say he’s a monster, and several of my neighbors say he’s just a baby like a clown. So I came up with thumbnails of how Kim impacted North Korea terribly such as no freedom of speech, and no tv. And I came up with thumbnails of who Kim jong really is