FINAL Project: Narrative Illustration

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Narrative Illustration Lectures and Examples

Hello Class, below is a ton of information!聽聽 Pace yourself. Its all important, but just check out a couple of these posts and Lectures at a time, and then give yourself some time to consider the material before you continue.

 

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FINAL PROJECT

In this multilayered assignment you will reinterpret a classic folk tale or fairy tale through your own creative lens.聽 You will, through the course of the assignment develop characters, setting, and finalize illustrations featuring the same character in two very different settings and situations.

DUE:聽 DEC 18 | Week 15

Final project will be reviewed during Individual In Class 5 minute Presentations

A complete project will include:

  • 1聽FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATION (Book Cover or Interior Illustration Full Bleed )
  • 2 FINISHED Pencil Drawings
  • Story Description
  • Process Work including: Character Sketches, Reference Sketches, Photo Reference*, Color/ Value Studies.

 

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.聽 Choosing a limited palate is highly recommended.

BRING A PRINT OF FINAL ART FOR CRITIQUE

 

GRADING BREAKDOWN: 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽

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

  • Carefully SCAN your process work. This should include : Your brief Story Proposal,聽 Brainstorm, Character Designs, 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聽Submit a publication ready聽300 DPI JPEG of Final ART

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SUBMIT YOUR WORK

 

 

Editorial Illustration Resubmission

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Hey Class-

 

If you wanted a second shot at Editorial Illustration here it is.聽 You all received a class wide, week long extension.聽 If you have the time to apply the critique you received, please do! Even if you do not make changes, be sure to submit the project for grading!

 

Editorial Submission – Submit Your Work

 

 

 

Project 3 – Editorial Illustration

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EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION

Hello Class!聽 Here is the聽Lecture on Editorial Illustration and Visual Metaphors.

 

Project 3: Editorial Illustration Overview:

For the next project you will be creating an editorial illustration for use to accompany an article in a magazine, printed or online.

The illustration must be created using a聽limited palate聽of black, white, and 1 other color and should be made using a combination of traditional drawing / inking skills and digital coloring.聽 Final art should be made to fit the real magazine鈥檚 specs. (Approx 9鈥 x12鈥)

Final work will be judged on the uniqueness, clarity and cleverness of overall the concept, utilization of composition, skillful use of media, use of a full range of value, and of course overall technique.

 

IMPORTANT You MUST post your article and response in聽OPENLAB in order to meet project deadlines.聽

 

Editorial Assigment PART 1

 

Concept in Illustration

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Find an editorial Illustration you admire. Such as this amazing illustration by Mike Byers on the topic of Bed Bugs.聽 馃檪聽 聽Read the subtext about the illustrations and where / how they were used. 聽Analyse what metaphors they chose to illustrate the subject matter. Observe the way the artist has conceptualized their subject.

Pay attention to what methods they have used:

 

Fusion

Juxtaposition

Replacement

Exaggeration

Symbolism

Displacement

Period Imagery

Style

 

Here’s a few places to start looking:

https://society+of+illustrators+competition+editorials

http://theinspirationgrid.com

https://www.creativebloq.com

 

But most of all, just聽look.

 

SARA

Midterm Project – submit your work

MIDTERM PROJECT : Finalized Illustration using a full range of Value

DUE October 30th

Objective:

For your Midterm Project you will be revising and completing either Project 1 or Project 2, using a full range of value.聽 You may use any combination of ink and pencil techniques, with digital finishing, to complete your work. Consider this a final art piece, ready to hang in a gallery or submit to a client for publication.

Final work will be judged on the uniqueness, clarity and cleverness of overall the concept, utilization of composition, skillful use of media, and of course overall technique.

You will be graded on both your Work Process Presentation, and on your Final Art.

 

GRADING BREAKDOWN: 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽

  • 50 % project grade :聽PROCESS BOOK聽in PDF format, guiding us through the project from inception to conclusion. (Approximately 10 pages)聽

(see examples)

Carefully SCAN and Label all of your process work so that your thought process is totally CLEAR.

  1. 聽Be sure all of your material is presented well: facing the correct way, no shadows in the picture, good contrast, easily legible, etc.
  2. Consider this to be a report on the project or written self assessment, each visual item should be explained, as though you were giving a presentation on it.
  3. Your Process book should include :
  • Project Introduction
  • Brainstorm
  • Thumbnails
  • Concept Sketches
  • Value Roughs
  • Related Sketchbook Work
  • Final Pencil Drawing
  • Final Art.
  • Reference

*Be sure to include at least 3 value studies for your project. 聽These may be done digitally or traditionally.

 

  • 50 % project grade聽Submit a Print Ready聽300 DPI JPEG of FINAL ART

 

LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

 

 

Project 2 :聽POSTER ILLUSTRATION

Overall Assignment:

You’ve been contacted to produce a poster for a special event for a dream client!聽 Choose a favorite band, show, or cause and represent the feeling of it through skillful design and composition.

CHECK OUT Concert Posters from the San Francisco Fillmore for inspiration.聽 Try searching for different years.聽 The Fillmore has had an illustrated poster for every concert since the 1960’s, when its doors opened.

Text should be minimal and complementary to the Illustration, which should be the focus of the project.

  • Choose something you truly care about.
  • The cause or event can be a real or made-up.
  • The copy can be real or made up.
  • The subject is totally up to you.

Final art needs to be black-and-white and 11″ x 17″.

Note: If you have the opportunity to use this assignment to make a poster for a real event, school play, friend’s band, and so on, it’s recommended that you go for that!

 

DUE next week:

  • Choose your topic and thoroughly research it.
  • Brainstorm thoroughly on your topic to help you come up with UNIQUE concpets.
  • Decide on Copy and create at least 20 thumbnail designs, demonstrating at least 5 different concepts, for a poster advertising the event or cause of your choice.
  • Post a short description of the idea for your project and why you chose it, the copy for your event, and your inspiration. You may begin to assemble a library of reference for the project as well and you can feel free to share it.

Be sure to COMMENT on at least 2 of your classmates鈥 ideas!

 

Project One Final Pencil Sketch

Hello Class!聽 Be prepared to critique and turn in for grading Project One at the start of class next week: Tuesday 10/2

 

Brandy Ortiz – Celestial Seasonings Morning Thunder Tea

DUE WEEK 4 ( 9/21) FOR GRADING:

 


PROJECT 1, PART 3: FINAL PENCIL DRAWING

 

Incorporating the feedback you received on your concept sketches for Project 1, create a final pencil drawing to present to your art director.聽 This should be drawing at 1.5 or 2 times print size.

 

  • Base these drawings on the feedback you received on your concept sketches. These drawings must be in proportion to the specs of your final art.
  • This drawing should be done at your highest level of finish, and should incorporate the use of reference to improve upon your chosen concept sketch.
  • Use Adobe PS or a photocopier and light box to scale UP your drawing and transfer it to drawing paper or bristol board.
  • DO NOT INK
  • Create a digital mock up of your art with the text on the can or Box using InDesign.聽 Print this for submission with your illustration.

 

* Continue Collecting Reference Images related to your concepts as well as inspirational images and reference. Be prepared to share your inspiration by next class.

IMPORTANT :

*Be sure to ensure your art is drawn to the correct proportions BEFORE you begin.

*Be sure to tape down your edges clean finished edge.

 

 

 

 

 

Project 1: Beverage Label Reboot, Part 2

 

 

Bitter American


DUE 9/25 :

 

PART 2: Concept Sketches

  • Create between 3 and 4 concept sketches to present to your art director in your sketchbook.
  • Base these drawings on the feedback you received on your thumbnails. These drawings should be in proportion to the specs of your final art. They should fully and accurately describe your visual concepts to your art director and provide clear images for him/her to choose from.
  • These sketches should be done at a high level of finish, and should use your sketchbook work as well as your reference to help you come up with the best possible sketches.

 

* Continue Collecting Reference Images related to your concepts as well as inspirational images and reference. Be prepared to share your inspiration by next class.

IMPORTANT :

*Be sure to use a ruler to ensure your rough sketches are the correct proportions聽 BEFORE you begin them.

 

 

Project 1: Beverage Label Reboot

Overall Assignment:

      • Choose an illustrated wrap around beer can or tea box.
      • Label will be a horizontal design:Illustration for a beverage label: You have been approached by a client to who wishes to redesign the packaging for an existing beverage label. You will identify your own client for this project.

5 inches high 6 inches wide for an aluminum can label wrap around label

4 inches high 6 inches wide for a tea box.

mint magic

  • This is a primarily Illustrated label. Though text placement should be thoughtfully considered. If it is not hand drawn text and part of the art, then it should not be included in the final art.
  • FINAL Art is required to be Black and White only.
  • Students will be required to present the illustration alone, as well as a digital mock up, indicating space for text.

 


DUE NEXT WEEK:

 

PART 1: Generate MULTIPLE visual solutions for your client.

  • Research, Brainstorm, and Generate 4 Different Illustration Concepts.
  • Draw 5 at least thumbnails per concept, for a total of 20 Thumbnails.

 

Begin by identifying a client who鈥檚 label you would like to redesign.聽 Choose based on an inspiring name, NOT based on YOUR relationship with the product. Research the client and imagery suggested by the beverage, the brand or the name. Brainstorm in your sketchbooks based on research.

From your brainstorm identify at least 4 different concept directions their final illustration could go.聽 The more thorough your brainstorm, the better the final art will be. Explore these 4 different concepts through sketches related to their brainstorms in your sketchbooks.

You must also begin collecting visual imagery related to your concepts as well as inspirational images and reference images 鈥 organized them in a way that works for you.聽 You will need to compile them into a Blog Post about your working process, when you turn in the completed assignment.

IMPORTANT :

*Be sure to use a ruler to draw the frames for your thumbnails BEFORE you begin them.

*Be sure they are in proportion to the label you are designing.