ART 142: Illustration II

Class Program
Weekly Contact Hours
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Meets Degree Requirements For
Humanities with Performance

Advanced study of techniques and methods used in commercial illustration projects. Concentrated practice on a variety of media and techniques, including digital media, in order to create effective imagery for visual communication.

Grading Basis

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Reinforcement of Design Principles and Elements
    1. Design Principles for Application on Illustration Projects
    2. Design Elements for Application on Illustration Projects
  2. Mastery of Illustration Materials, Including:
    1. Paint
    2. Pencil - graphite and colored
    3. Inks, dyes
    4. Markers
    5. Conte crayon, pastels
    6. Digital painting utilizing tablets and design software
    7. Formatting images for web/print/ and other uses
  3. Subjects of Illustration, Including:
    1. Advertising
    2. Products and Brands
    3. Scientific and Technical
    4. Editorials
    5. Books
    6. Personal Pursuits
  4. Understanding Illustration Challenges, Including:
    1. Communicating with Clients
    2. Finding references
    3. Developing the concept
    4. Adhering to deadlines
    5. Self-Promotion
  5. Developing the Sketch: finding the unique point of view and effective expression
  6. Experimenting with style and choosing the right medium
  7. Professional Presentation of the Illustration
    1. Communicating the message effectively
    2. Displaying strong techniques and use of materials.
    3. Web presence/business card/applying to grants/calls to artists