Wednesday, April 18, 2018

finally the final

The last assignment for this class will be to illustrate a book cover. The topic will be "Goldilocks and the three _s" You will decide the who or what will be in the story with Goldilocks. The style will be of your own choosing but make it your very best work. You will need to put the copy including a title , the spine and a brief synopsis of your story on the back. 23 wide x 9.5 tall @200 dpi. Due date is the day of finals for this semester, I will post all of the artwork on the blog for everyone to see. Below is a template for you to follow.

Monday, April 9, 2018

black and white comic

The next assignment will be to do a comic book page with a minimum of 5 separate panels within the page. This will be black and white and should like classic inked comics with thick to thin lines. The subject matter will be a 1 word prompt from the illustration friday page for this week "Monkey." You can include text to tell your story or do it graphic novel style without any words. Below is a few examples of the look we are going for. Size is 11wide x 17 tall @300 high, the due date is April 18.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mucha Playing Card

This week's assignment is to create a playing card in the style of Alphonse Mucha. You can choose from any of the face cards to work from. I would like to see solid, clean lines bordering the fully rendered subject matter. The size is 7x 10.875 at 300 dpi. Feel free to have fun with you character, you can make it someone famous, a creature, an animal or anything that tickles your fancy. You can flip the top to create the bottom or you can do two separate characters. Due April 9

Below are some examples of his work.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mid tangential term

1 The hardest working muscle in the human body are the eyes.

2 The state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunkuapu'a.

3 In 1845 President Andrew Jackson's parrot was removed from his funeral for swearing.

4 In Italy a man can be arrested for wearing a skirt.

5 Over 100 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

10 x 10  200 dpi horizontal portrait.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Assignment 6 Background Concept Art

The size for this assignment is 20 inches wide by 11 inches high @150 dpi minimum.

Elements for this assignment that must be included are as Follows (in color).

1. A long narrow and deep canyon that divides a desert from a lush forest.
2. Bridges that allow travel across the canyon.
3. Creatures that guard the entrance to the bridges.
4. Flying vessels that service the communities that live within the canyon walls.
5. Two moons.
6. Some sort of unique wildlife.

Due date will be Wednesday March 7

Use a lot of reference to inspire your world. One of my favorite concept artists is Ian Mcque... google him:)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

character/night scene

The assignment for this week will be to put your character (Alice in Wonderland) into a night scene.

There are no size restrictions for this assignment. Keep with the theme of Alice in wonderland and your take on it. 

Below are some suggestions for painting night scenes.

1. The best nights to paint are brightly lit by a full moon (or close to it), providing artists with the contrasts of light and shadow (and reflecting lights bouncing around in the shadows!), which make for the most dynamic paintings.
2. Tone value range is more limited in moonlight than it is in sunlight. The brightest lights will always be a couple values down from white.
3. Moonlight is much cooler than sunlight, often lending a blue or silvery-green hue to everything in your scene (unless it's impacted by another artificial light source, such as light from a building, a campfire, or streetlights).

4. The more elusive silvery-green range can be found by mixing the same two colours – Pthalo Turquoise and Alizarin Crimson – with Cadmium Yellow Deep. Again, modify this mixture with white to get the right tone values. You will notice that these three colors are a triad on the colour wheel, representing Blue-Green, Red-Purple, and Yellow-Orange.
5. Look for opportunities to use your complements: For example, if the scene has a lot of Blue-Green in it, look for hints of Red-Orange (or places where you can use your artistic license to add in the appropriate complementary colours). These complements can be subtle: they don't need to necessarily be obvious, or shout. They can be elusive whispers, and still impact the eye of the viewer.
6. Red is probably the most under-used colour on many artists' palettes, and the most frequently overlooked, but once you start looking for it you'll find it's amazing how much red there is in almost everything (in both sunlight and moonlight). When we consider the three primary colours, Yellow is warm, Blue is cool, and Red is a modifier. Red will make warm colours cooler, and cool colours warmer. The trick is in using the right red at the right time. A good general rule is to use bright warm reds like Cadmium Reds in daytime scenes, and cooler reds like Alizarin and  Violet  in nighttime scenes, but as with all rules there will be times to break it!
7. Just as with daytime scenes, the general rule for nocturne's is that warm colors come forward, while cool colors recede. There are times when this rule is broken, so when in doubt trust what you see; not what you think.
8. To create the glow on the sky's horizon in a nocturne (as you might see shortly after the sun has set, or a little while before it rises again), mix some of the silvery-green the bottom of the sky.
9. The lightest whites will always be closest to you, and in a night scene will quickly recede down the tone value scale as they get further away. Light tone value elements in your painting (like snow, pale sand, or white buildings) will also be heavily influenced by the silvery-green color cast from the moonlight.
10.  Quite often a good daylight photograph can be painted as a nocturne by swapping the sunlight color scheme for that of moonlight.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Character design

Stay tuned....

Your character is due this coming Wednesday. Full color and nicely finished out. And remember we are putting your character into a night scene.