This assignment will give me the opportunity to demonstrate my developing style, use of tools and materials. This is very useful practice for an illustrator I am happy to work on it. I can examine other work and try to improve mine. I will use watercolour, pencils and inks to provide work for this exercise.
A magazine wants an illustration on one of the following topics:
Lost Disaster Discovery Guilty secret
They want an illustration based on a still life. I have the freedom to select the items for the still life and I am given creative free reign.The rest of the content, the method I use to produce it and the colours I use are all for me to decide.
What to do
- Produce a well-observed and objective drawing.
- Consider the materials to use and do thumbnail alternative compositions to explore variations and formats.
- Distort my drawing to convey the essence of the word.
- Each decision I make should contribute to the overall description of the theme.
- Choose to eliminate the line or to build a tonal version of the drawing.
- I may introduce a character, narrative or modify my original still life.
- Take the visual through to final artwork.
- Working at a maximum A3 size.
I began by searching some posters to give me inspiration for this assignment.
From Mattson Creatove: http://mattsoncreative.com/blog/2010/01/18/lost-posters/
From Phantom City
From Pixel Curse: http://pixelcurse.com/poster-2/minimalist-poster-design-50-maximalist-examples
From Pavlikdesign on Etsy
Above Images are very simple design. These graphic designs are clear and bold. I will try to learn from these.
Disaster(above): Broadcast receivers can help the enemy sink you Don’t use them!
Artist: Edward T. Grigware, (1941-1943)
Poster for Thirteenth Naval District, United States Navy, showing Japanese and German submarines and planes targeting a ship on the horizon.
Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress)
From AKDN Posters: https://arajohannes.wordpress.com/design-samples/posters/aga-khan-development-network/
From Malice Bathory
From Roger Mortimer-Smith
I can’t decide which poster I am going to do for this assignment. So I try to start off with lost and disaster. Then I will brainstorm for ideas and create a spider diagram.
When I had finished these I went to bed early because I was very tired. While I was sleeping the events in Paris were all over the news media. What a horrible night for Paris I looked at the news and other media to get some ideas for reference.
These pictures bring forward the sadness of the awful events and the effects on everyday people.
https://01varvara.wordpress.com/category/still-life/page/32/ This is a still life which is about war.
White Guard (Aleksandr Ustinovich, 2004)
Oil painting by William Chapman Sharpe
In these pictures I see the artists attempts to portray the horror of warfare and the effects on the individual.