If you wanted a second shot at Editorial Illustration here it is. You all received a class wide, week long extension. 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
Hello Class! Here is the 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 limited palate of black, white, and 1 other color and should be made using a combination of traditional drawing / inking skills and digital coloring. Final art should be made to fit the real magazine’s specs. (Approx 9” x12”)
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 OPENLAB in order to meet project deadlines.
Editorial Assigment PART 1
Find an editorial Illustration you admire. Such as this amazing illustration by Mike Byers on the topic of Bed Bugs. 🙂 Read the subtext about the illustrations and where / how they were used. 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:
Here’s a few places to start looking:
But most of all, just look.