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Final Project Resources

Here’s some information on some of the different variations of fairytales & mythologies I found and collected over the years, enjoy 😀

Character Variations List – Fairytales, collection of variations of well-known fairytale characters from different forms of media, it’s in alphabet order with the name of the content from where they’re from in parentheses

RWBY web series by Rooster Teeth – fairytale & mythology characters put into a animesque world full of action and fighting, main cast follows the character variations of Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Beauty/Beast (one character), and Goldilocks

Official site:


The Lunar Chronicles book series – Fairytales set in a dystopian future, there’s a lot of fanart


Ever After High – a doll franchise (canceled) with its own web series focused on the children of the famous fairytale characters

Character list:

Official Youtube where you can follow the adventures of some of the characters, there’s a story arc and playlists you can watch, warning they may be out of order


Disney Crossovers Pinterest board – my Pinterest board of various art from people who added story/character twists to the Disney characters, many of them being putting them in different genres and fandoms, there’s also genderbends


Character Variations – Mythology & Legends, collection of character variations of well-known gods & heroes from legends and myth, in alphabet order with name of the content from where they’re from in parentheses

Monster High – a doll franchise (canceled) with it’s own web series focused on the children of famous monsters and mythical creatures of legend.

Character List:

Official YouTube where you can follow the adventures of the characters, may be out of order


Story Pinterest board – my Pinterest board of various story ideas/prompts as well as writing tips and character development. May provide to be useful.


Master Study: Albrecht Durer

As the only way to represent value in printed books was through the use of line, we can easily see how the art of printmaking and that of pen and ink illustration are deeply linked.

To see an amazing example of this idea in action, let’s look at the German Renaissance printmaker Albrecht Durer (1471–1528). Durer demonstrated the true mastery that could be achieved in inked and printed line art. Through expert understanding of line and value, he created depth, volume, and mood.

As you examine the following images, take careful note of Dürer’s use of hatching, crosshatching, and stippling in these images. Consider the incredible sense of volume achieved, and the quality of light, created through masterful use of line.

Label / Can Specs

Hello class-

As each of you is designing your concept sketches it is very important that you keep in mind the size and shape of the final art.

So the art created for a beer can like the one below, would be different than that created for a beer bottle or a wine label.

BE CREATIVE.  A label might have a rectangular or square shape, but it DOES NOT HAVE TO.  Not that the ones below do not. So when deciding on the overall shape, do what will make for the better and more unique overall illustration.   The only rule is that it MUST

BE FUNCTIONAL.  If you are not sure, use a photocopier and cut out your concept sketch and test it out on an actual bottle or box.

I’m including below some TYPICAL label templates as a helpful tool.  They are meant to print on 8.5 x 11 paper.  You don’t HAVE to use them.  Look at creative illustrated packaging for inspiration.  And really as long as it could actually work, the sky is the limit!

To get an idea of sizes:

TYPICALLY a rectangular Wine Label like these (theres also the little wrap label around the neck which you can choose to design or not!) are around 3.5″ x 4″

But you can also choose to design a wrap around image like these …

IT’S UP TO YOU. You don’t have to conform to these shapes unless you choose to.

Beer labels are typically 2.5″ x 3.5″ for the most basic, and 7.375″ x 3.125″ for a wrap around.  And again… this is your call. Wrap arounds will provide you a little more room to illustrate, but do what will work best with your design.

As for illustrated cans… which offer a larger space to play with, copy the proportions of the examples below as I was unable to find a template for you.  And again, prioritize making some really creative and well illustrated images over conforming to the examples!

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