Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Based on the in class sketching and brainstorming exercise on different ways to combine illustration with text (look at your handouts for reference!) make 4 sketches for the story of little red riding hood from last homework, BUT using all of the illustrations techniques other than the obvious to reiterate/slightly embellish one!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Homework: Using the character you’ve developed in class make at least 1 finished SREAD or 2 finished illustrations etc.. depending on how you split up the images and the text. Also bring and show your sketches for them.
The illustrations you will make will be size: height: 12 in, width: 10.5 in per page, or if you want to work on the spread on one page: height: 12 in, width: 21 in. Use the versatile Stonehenge paper I gave you at beginning of class if you still have some!
Remember to employ light and dark, composition, and your fully refined character for this. Please look at the work of at least one of your favorite artists so far for this for inspiration! Bring the hard copy to class. (if you're making them on the computer just print them out smaller on 11x17 paper)
Here is the text for you to illustrate:
Title: I Don't Want to Travel
by Emmanuelle Houdart
I don't want to travel
Except in the hand of a giant
Except on a broomstick
Except in the jaws of a wolf
Except in a bottle of raspberry syrup
Except on the back of a tortoise
Except with my Catfish
Except by the light of the Moon
Except under the sea
Except with my favorite book.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Have a listen to Jian Ghomeshi's opening lines for his CBC show Q. The topic: our independent bookstores and what's left of them. If you scroll down that webpage there are also some good comments from listeners posted.
Thanks Jian, couldn't agree more!