ILLUSTRATION WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTSWhen looking at an everyday simple object, what do you see…. an object? A banana, a grape, a flower, a pen, a spiral notebook, a stapler, scissors … But try to stimulate your imaginations and to see it as a part of another entity, of some whimsical creation, or even some fantasy scenes.
Elements of art:
Making this project, you will work with the elements of art: line, shape, form, value, color, size and (funny) scale, space, choosing and applying their characteristics according to your idea.
PHASE 1 - thumbnail sketches
1. Research similar examples (not to copy, but to know what people did, be inspired and have more ideas). For example:
Javier Pérez video and works
Video, Armenian Fashion Illustrator Edgar Artis:
2. Brainstorm: doodle your different ideas on any paper, thumbnail sketching.
PHASE 2 - roughs
3. Roughs (refined sketches): in your sketchbook make a more or less accurate linear drawing, place the object in its intended place and take a photo. You have to make at least 2 different roughs, each one on a separate page.
Put the sketch photos on your OpenLab site; apply Project Critiques category.
Note: tutorials are on your OpenLab site, Help menu
PHASE 3 – comps (comprehensive) -final work
4. After your classmates’ and my critiques and analysis of your roughs, choose the best one and create the finished piece in your Bristol pad: refine the drawing, use some colors if you want, apply some value (chromatic or achromatic), put some cast shadow under the bottom of the drawn object if possible (for example, if it is a person – under the feet), erase unneeded lines, clean your work so it is neat.
5. Take professional photos of your illustration and submit it into your dropbox.