Monday, April 11, 2016


You can choose between a children's book cover (front and back) or a movie poster from your favorite movie in Drew Struzen style.

The children's book size is 22 wide by 9 tall and must include the Title of the book on the front (right side). The subject material is to mash two traditional tales together and make it your own. For example The three Little pigs and the Three Billy Goat's Gruff. You could have a battle between the wolf and troll... you could have the 3 little pigs crossing the bridge... you could have the # little pigs having a border skirmish with the 3BGG....or the Wolf and the troll going to an anger management class together. I would like a brief synopsis of your book typed out on the back (left side) so you'll need to leave room for that.

Here are some books to choose from.

Henny Penny- Jack and the bean stalk- Little Red Riding Hood-Three Billy Goats Gruff- Three little pigs- Goldilocks and the Three Bears- Hansel and Gretel-Frog Prince-Rapunzel- The Gingerbread Man.

The movie poster size is 27 wide by 40 tall and should have the look and feel of a Drew Struzen illustration. Attached are a few textures you can have to help.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Size 16W x 6H @200 dpi

Illustrate the following passage. You can add wildlife, people , elves, fairies, basketball players, past presidents...whatever.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Metal Wood and Stone

Image size 11 x 9 horizontal @200 dpi or higher.

This weeks assignment is to take the I.F. word from last friday and render it to look like it's constructed of wood, metal and stone.  Get creative with it, think outside the box:)

Monday, February 29, 2016

art nou·veau

Image size for this assignment is 10 x 15 either landscape or portrait. Below is an address with some thoughts on what art nouveau is all about.

You decide on the subject matter the only caveat is that there needs to be a human element somewhere in the design.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

charcoal caricature hat

Size 8x12 portrait. Black and white (or tinted). This week's assignment is to draw a caricature of various famous people. The goal is to replicate a charcoal drawing by using texture and nice line work as well of getting your hands dirty (smudging).  Also include the word HAT from illustration friday. I will be showing random people the finished drawings and recording their response because it's fun.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

King and Queen

Image size is 10h x 7w

The assignment is to create a King and Queen playing card using the line tool some where in the design creation. Below are some examples of cards.

The pair of illustrations are due on the 17th of Feb.