Monday, July 31, 2017

movie poster

This will be our final assignment for this semester and we are doing it in the style of Drew Struzen, the movie poster guru from the 80's and 90's. The size 27 wide by 40 tall @150 dpi. Included in this post is a gesso texture and a splatter texture similar to what he used. also are some examples of his work to Drew-el at:) The trick for this assignment will be to put a number of characters and themes for the movie into one cohesive poster. You can pick your favorite movie from all time including animated films to work up your poster.

Thanks for  wonderful semester, you've all been great to work with, even Scott.


















Wednesday, July 19, 2017

perspective creature

This week's assignment will be to use photo from the attached paris landmarks and put a creature of your own design into the proper perspective of the picture you choose. I would like to see the whole illustration rendered in your style, in other words don't paint a cartoon creature onto a photo realistic background. Use the line tool to establish vanishing points and other perspective points to make it believable. Also using the distort and perspective tools in the transform section of PS will help. Attached are also examples of past art from students. I would like 3 different creatures roughed out and then pick the best one to move forward with. Good news... this assignment will be due in a week and a half (July 31).












Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trad book cover

This week's assignment will be to illustrate a book jacket for a mash-up of traditional tales. Use the attached template for your illustration. Pick two titles from the attached list of traditional tales and write your own story then design a book cover for it. On the front should be a nicely designed title to go along with the illustration. You can also put the title on the spine. On the back should be a small summary of your story. This project will be due july 19



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

shadow box

This week's assignment will be to build a shadow box illustration using flat shapes that look like pieces of paper cut out to build the scene. I would like you to use the layer  properties and specifically the drop shadow feature to show depth and give it the illusion of a shadowbox. I would encourage using different textures for the paper to give it a unique feel. The size will be 14 wide by 10 high @300 dpi The subject matter will be to visit the Illustration friday website and the archives and pick a single prompt word from the month of your birthday from 2016. This assignment is due Wednesday July 12 before class

Below are some examples of what I'm talking about










Monday, June 26, 2017

playing card

This weeks assignment will be to design your own custom King and Queen playing cards. The challenge for this assignment is to use a different color scheme for each card. You can use complimentary, analogous or triad. Google color scheme generator if you want some clues. Attached are some examples from previous students.

The size is 2.5 x3.5 @400 dpi






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Copy an illustrator

This week's assignment will be to illustrate the word "SKATE" in the style of your favorite illustrator.

The size will be 12" high by 8"wide. Please include 3 or 4 examples of your favorite illustrator's work with your finished painting. This assignment will be due on the Monday the 26th of July.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dinosuar

This assignment will be to make a dinosaur scene using custom brushes that you will make. I would like you to make at least 4 custom brushes and use them throughout your illustration. The size will be
8 x 14 horizontal/landscape at 200 dpi. Attached is a simple reminder of the steps to make brushes.

You can make dinosaur brushes, plant brushes, bug brushes... let your imagination roam.