FINAL Project: Narrative Illustration

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FINAL聽Project : Narrative Illustration聽

DUE: 聽May 23 | Week 15

Final Project due with Peer Critique

  • 1聽FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATION
  • 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聽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. 聽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. 聽Final art may be in Color or in Black and white. 聽If in color a limited palate is highly recommended.

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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 Source Material, 聽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聽Submit a publication ready聽300 DPI JPEG of Final ART

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DUE MAY 23rd

SUMBIT YOUR WORK

Project 3: Character Design

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Project 3: Character Design & Concept Art

Description:

 

In this multilayered project聽you will reinterpret a classic folk tale or fairy tale through your own creative lens.

For this part of the聽project聽you will develop characters for your original concept.

These characters and concept sketches may, but are not required to be in color.

Art can be made using any combination of traditional drawing / inking skills and digital coloring.

This project leads into our FINAL PROJECT.

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50 % project grade Character Design Model Sheets, and the 6 basic expressions or more for at least 2 characters.

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

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

DUE MAY 16th

SUBMIT PROJECT 3

SUBMIT YOUR WORK: Project 2

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Editorial Illustration

Overall Project Description:

For the next project you will be creating an Editorial Illustration for use to accompany an article in a magazine, printed or online. The project is broken into stages with peer critique and critical feedback given at each stage, and will span 4 weeks in total.

The final illustration must be created using a limited palate of black, white, and one 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.

 

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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 Source Material, 聽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聽Submit a publication ready聽300 DPI JPEG of Final ART

 

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DUE MAY 2nd

SUMBIT YOUR WORK

 

 

 

 

CUNY Campus Climate Initiative: “Strength in US” Student Art Contest!

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HEY CLASS… OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!

Dear City Tech聽Students and College Community:聽

CUNY is聽pleased to announce the launch of聽the 鈥Strength in Us”聽Art Contest.聽 The Contest will permit any CUNY student to submit a work of art鈥攆rom a written essay to photography to videos and more鈥攚hich conveys your聽creative depiction of CUNY鈥檚 diversity.聽聽

There will be聽four contest winners who聽will be selected by our students through a two-day online voting process.聽 The deadline for submissions is May 8th.聽 聽

Check out the contest website聽here.

If you have any questions about the contest, please email: strengthinus@lagcc.cuny.edu

 

WOMEN IN COMICS Artist Meet and Greet

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Hello Class-

Meet the Artists of Women in Comics before the show comes to a close! 聽Extra Credit if you attend one of the panel discussions!

Closing聽Reception

Thursday, April 20th

5:45 – 8:30 pm聽

Featuring female artists spanning all aspects of the comics industry; from Marvel and DC to Independent Comics. These amazing creators are artists, writers, and entrepreneurs 鈥 and the show even features a City Tech alum!

Working in Color: The Basics

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Color is one of the most powerful aspects of making art. Almost everyone who loves to create can remember the childhood excitement generated by a brand new box of crayons!

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Everyone聽has a favorite color, artists and non-artists alike. 聽Our relationship to color is one of the most powerful relationships we have as a species. It is intrinsically connected to how we relate to our world. And so of course it is one of the most powerful aspects to consider when making art.

 

 

Color Temperature

Much of our relationship to color is based on instinct. For example, we see colors as warm or cool based on our physical response to them.

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Warm things are warm colors (such as fire, the sun, hot coals, and in this case hot food.)

 

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and cool things are cool colors (such as water and ice, which as blue or bluish).

 

 

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Interestingly warm and cool colors also create a sense of perspective and depth when we look at an image. Warm colors tend to advance towards us, whereas cool colors tend to recede away from us.

 

In these two images note how early 20th-century illustrator Edmund DuLac uses this trick. In the first image of聽The Princess and the Pea聽he creates a sense of incredible height, as the cold blue-purple recedes from the viewer, effectively raising the height of the bed canopy. And in the second one,聽A Palace of Wonder, a sense of depth is created between the warmth of the interior space and the cold dark outside.

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COLOR AND CULTURE

However, a great deal of our reactions to color are not innate, they are in fact cultural. For example Black and Death are associated in many Western cultures, in many Eastern cultures it is associated with white鈥攊ts direct opposite.

Take a look at this info-graphic. Note how many color associations change, depending on where you are in the world. However also note how HOT and COLD or Color鈥檚 Relationship to Temperature do not.

It is however important to understand your target market and the culture that they come from, because culture has a strong influence on the development of cultural-color associations in childhood building the adults eventual perceptions of color.

It is however important to understand your target market and the culture that they come from, because culture has a strong influence on the development of cultural-color associations in childhood building the adults eventual perceptions of color.

 

 

Throughout this module and the next we will look at these basic reactions we all have to color and learn to compose in color effectively. We will build on what we have learned regarding composition, concept, point of view, and value and we will see how we can use these reactions to color to aid us in our ultimate goal, telling a great story through narrative illustration.

 

However, before we can do that lets be sure we have down the basics.

NEXT STOP: The Color Wheel

DEADLINES MATTER

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Class-

To those of you who have submitted and workshops your editorial illustration ideas… GREAT JOB! On the whole we have some really wonderful potential illustrations!

However… A truly DISTURBING number of you guys have not posted your concept sketches, which were due on Tuesday the 11th. You have missed your deadline and have fallen behind.

TOMORROW Tuesday the 18th is the deadline for your Digital Value Studies. Again please post to the Editorial Illustration page to be found in COURSE WORK.

And next week Tuesday the 25th is the Deadline for the Final Pencil drawing, which we will begin to ink in class.

Deadlines are part of being a professional working artist.

The time to get it together is NOW.

ALSO- to be fully prepared for your next class Tuesday the 25th you must READ the 4 posts on WORKING IN COLOR to be found in RESOURCES.