FINAL Project: Narrative Illustration

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DUE: 聽May 22 | Week 15

Final Project Due with In Class Presentation

  • 1聽FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATION
  • Story Description
  • Character Designs & Concept Art
  • Process Book

 

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.

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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DUE MAY 22rd

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriela Martinez Narrative Illustration Proposal

I decided to do the fairytale Hansel and Gretel mixed with the Central American urban legend: La Llorona. Hansel and Gretel originated in Germany and it tells the tale of a brother and sister being abandoned in the woods and running into a house made of candy. After entering and eating portions of the house, a cannibalistic witch confronts them and keeps them hostage for her to eat later. After some smart thinking and a stroke of luck, the siblings trick the witch and escape the jaws of death. In the urban legend La Llorona, a woman loses her children and thus mourns聽for them while roaming the nights wailing like a mad spirit. It is advised that if you hear crying and cannot find the source, to just run away and don’t turn back.

My take on these two is to combine them. Taking place during the 1950’s – 1960’s, two siblings are walking home late and they suddenly hear crying in the distance. The older brother is wary while the younger sister is disturbed. They’ve heard聽the story of La Llorona and know that going straight home would be the safest bet. But she’s in their way and they have no choice but to walk past her! They wait until the ghost points at them and says “ah! son mishijos!” (ah!聽it’s my children!) and heads straight for them. The siblings run away and the story focuses on this encounter and how the siblings try to escape. Instead of a cannibalistic聽witch capturing them, it’s a ghost that tries to take them with her but in order to do that they would have to cease to live.

Project 4: Story concept

Tricia Browne

Thumbelina:

In this version of Thumbelina, Thumbelina still emerges from the flower of barleycorn given to a peasant鈥檚 wife by a beggar woman. She is still kidnapped in her walnut-shell cradle in the night by a toad who wants her as a bride for her son. And is helped to escape by a nice fish and butterfly.

My version follows the story line till she is left to protect herself from the elements. Out of survival she teaches herself methods of hunting and getting used to eating certain foods she watches how the other animals/bugs live and adapts.

One day she is given shelter by a field mouse. Who tells her about a people who are in danger of being attacked constantly they have a small army but they still need more people to protect them. Thumbelina sets out to search for them with a little guidance from the mouse telling her the direction to go. When she finds them she offers her help. She shows them her skilled as a warrior and they train her further when he is finished she sprouts wings and is given the ability to fly alongside the other warriors which includes the prince of their people. She had been trained by him and some others.

 

Project 4 Character Designs : Submit Your Work

Project 4: Character Designs for Final Project

Overall 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聽may, but are not required to be in color.

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

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Project 4聽GRADING BREAKDOWN聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽

25 % project grade聽Written Story Proposal Post on Openlab. (PROOF READ YOUR POST. 聽SPELLING AND GRAMMAR COUNT.)

75 % project grade聽Character Design Model Sheets, and the 6 Basic Expressions or more聽for at least 2 characters.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

 

 

PROJECT 3 : EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION SUBMIT YOUR WORK

Overall Project Description:

 

Create an Editorial Illustration for use to accompany an article in a magazine, printed or online. This project is broken into stages with peer critique and critical feedback given at each stage, spanning 4 weeks in total.

  • The final illustration must be created using a limited palate of black, white, and one or two other colors
  • It 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)

Work will be judged on the clarity and cleverness of the overall concept, thoughtful utilization of composition, the use of value, and of course the skillfulness of overall technique.

 

GRADING BREAKDOWN: 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽

  1. 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.
  2. 50 % project grade聽Submit a publication ready聽300 DPI JPEG of Final ART

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SUMBIT YOUR WORK

 

 

 

 

Idea for Final Project

For the narrative illustration, I decided to choose the story of Little Red Riding Hood as my basis. For those who don’t know, the story is about a little girl, dressed in a red cloak who takes a trip to her grandmother’s house in the woods to deliver her food.聽 When Little Red arrives at her grandmother’s house, she takes notice to how her grandmother doesn’t look human. Come to find out it is a wolf, and the wolf proceeds to eat her. I decided to take the scene where she gets eaten by a wolf as my focal point. I want to make it so that she is eaten by an alien instead of a wolf. The genre of this illustration is horror. Also, the setting would take place on an alien planet