Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This is a REAL assignment being given to you by Denise Gibson, Art Director of Venuszine. Below is a description of the assignment, and one student will be published in an upcoming issue. This assignment involves you creating an info-graphic. Info-graphics might use maps, charts, and other “systems” combined with illustrated elements to create an intriguing image conveying certain information. Many artists have found this to be niche market, with art directors looking for new and interesting ways to display information without it seeming dull or dry in appearance.
The purpose of the piece is to demonstrate the importance of the "scene" in indie music. I want it to show how independent music scenes have spread in the past forty years.
Whereas the first part of the timeline attached shows one scene follows another and so on, In the past ten years, we see many disparate scenes cropping up in different parts of the country at the same time (for this reason, a timeline won't work, and I personally think it would be a boring way to arrange this info).
For ease of use, this is arranged chronologically, but the info-graphic doesn't necessarily need to be arranged as suchIncluded in this document is place/years/bands that were active in that particular place at that particular time. Also included throughout the document are band/people that link one scene to another. Not sure if these links will be useful, but I figure more data is better.
Size is 8.5” wide by 5” tall
I'd like to see options/sketches from the whole class by 3/30. I will then choose 3 "finalists" which I will give corrections/feedback to. I'd like those 3 final illustrations by 4/10.
Have sketches for Wednesday as usual!! This will be a 2 week project.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Music Posters range from the brightly colored Hot Rod and “low brow” references to elegantly simple and graphic images. Since these announcements are temporary (instead of the permanent-quality of say, a CD cover) band posters can have more artistic freedom.
Make a poster for a musician or band. TEXT IS REQUIRED. Create an intriguing image that incorporates information effectively. Use the images from the presentation to inspire you with ideas, text, and color. Size is up to you (however, remember that hand drawn or painted text may be harder the smaller you go).
Poster information: Price, Venue (you can make it up), Date, Time, Music Act (duh)
Sketch Due: Mar 11th
Final Due: Mar 23rd (Spring Break!!)
WEDNESDAY MEETING TIMES
12:00 Chris T.
4:00 Erica A.
4:15 Erica P.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Create 3 cohesive illustrations for 3 Zodiac signs of your choosing. These images should be vignettes with organic borders (not boxed in by the edge of you paper,etc). The imagery is up to your choosing, whether these are symbolic characters or abstract depictions. We are NOT looking for the everyday logos or symbols. There is no audience or client given to you, but you as the artist have the freedom to direct this assignment any way you see fit (for instance, zodiac for children or zodiac for the Hot Topic crowd).
3 separate pieces, but size is up to you. Color is necessary.
Do some research, but here are some characteristics to get you started…
ARIES- independent, courageous, impatient
TAURUS- loyal, generous, stubborn
GEMINI- witty, energetic, superficial
CANCER- caring, dependable, oversensitive
LEO- confident, ambitious, domineering
VIRGO- observant, helpful, skeptical
LIBRA- graceful, peaceful, indecisive
SCORPIO- passionate, resourceful, manipulative
SAGITTARIUS- adventurous, optimistic, reckless
CAPRICORN- patient, responsible, unimaginative
AQUARIUS- inventive, original, rebellious
PISCES- imaginative, devoted, lazy
Sketch Due: March 4th
Final Due: March 9th