Illustration: week 11 discussion

An artist that i chose was, Pawel Kuczynski. Kuczynski has done a set of illustrations on how facebook has altered our lives. One illustration that caught my eye was a police officer having a duel with a cowboy with a gun and the gun is the facebook logo. It seems that the illustration shows us about how theres always opposing views on facebook. We have our own opinions but many people may not agree with our opinions. A lot of different views can lead to a passionate and heated argument. I think in this illustration the artist conveys that the policeman and the cowboy are extremely against each others views through social media.

My topic for project 3

*I don’t know why but openlab isn’t letting me put the link… but the name of the article is “Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics” from the New York Times.*

My topic is about how black hair can get “entangled” in society and in political issue. I choice this topic being that I am an African American woman with tight coily hair, I could relate to the black girls and women being discriminated and bashed for their hair (it hasn’t happened to me but I want to speak out on this issue, visually). Another thing is that, this issue isn’t so much recognized in the list of social issues, and it is even often disregarded. Everyone needs to be aware of this issue because rejecting and depriving someone because of what naturally grows out of their head leads to decline of self esteem, especially to the younger generation. So this isn’t an physical issue, but a mentality issue as well. People would often say, “well it’s just hair”, well, this hair is being rejected from jobs, suspended/expelled, from schools and bashed even by the U.S government. So yeah, it’s a pretty big deal. As for the article. it discusses hair discrimination not only in politics but in society as well, yet it isn’t seen as an serious issue. I like the title of this article, Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics, you can almost sense the tiredness and the “ugh, not again” in the title, which helped me visually what I want for a concept. As for my idea, I want to visually represent what us black women and girls have to go through today because of hair discrimination through metaphor.

Week 11 Discussion

This illustration by Paul Blow looks relevant based on my topic. In his works he tends to use a candy color palette and in this illustration the colors have a very strong contrast between the yellow and the magenta. In this piece he juxtaposes the smartphone and eyes as if he were saying the smartphones have become our eyes. The earphones also lead me to think the message of this editorial is that we live vicariously through our phones.

This illustration is paired with an article about choices not being made by the user but rather the browser and smartphone and I would assume it has something to do with how easily it is for companies to collect data from all over the internet.



May 8 | Week 13

DUE: Project 3 FINAL Art.

DUE: Narrative Illustration Proposal

NEW: Project 4 –聽 Character Design Rough Sketches

(Get approval early on openlab for MORE WORKING TIME!!!)

NEW : Thumbnails for Final Project Narrative Illustration聽

(Get approval early on openlab for MORE WORKING TIME!!!)


May 15 | Week 14

Work in CLASS on聽Narrative Illustration Character Design & Concept Art Rough Sketches

DUE : Project 4 – Narrative Illustration Character Design & Concept Art Rough Sketches.聽

DUE : Thumbnails for Final Project Narrative Illustration


May 22 | Week 15

DUE: Project 4 – Narrative Illustration FINAL ART

IN CLASS Presentation of working process and FINAL ART