"Creativity is intelligence having fun." -- Albert Einstein

Creativity definition:
Creativity is the ability to think about a task or a problem in a new or different way, or the ability to use the imagination to generate new ideas. Creativity enables you to solve complex problems or find interesting ways to approach tasks. If you are creative, you look at things from a unique perspective.


When 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.
There are tons of creative possibilities to express yourself in your art, whatever it is: drawing, illustration, or design. One of them is the combination of a simple drawing and an everyday object to create playful, three-dimensional illustrations that give everyday items new meaning. It is a way of telling a story where a real object creates 3D effect, which makes your illustration much more attractive and unique.

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:
Jesuso Ortiz
Jesuso Ortiz
Javier Pérez
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.

Example with the work stages:
1. Thumbnails sketches (here is one, but should be many different ideas)
2. Rough – more refined sketch with some details, real size, (real flower)
3. Comp – finished work with all details, accurate, real size, real flower, colored (if needed)