Reality to Illustration Artwork Assignment: Create an artwork that utilizes both drawing and/or painting & photo manipulation . Your artwork will combine the two techniques to create an image that plays with photo realism and illustration. You may approach this assignment in various ways:
Drawing vs. Photography style artworks (ie. Ben Heine). Demonstrate photo manipulation and drawing skills. You may hand draw images on paper and scan them, digitally draw, and/or digital line art with the pen tool. (Must show advanced skill and time and effort.)
Digital Painting and photography style artwork: utilize photographs and digital painting skills. You may also hand paint areas and scan them in.
Line Art and Photo: Create an artwork that utilizes the pen tool and Line Art.
Photo and Vector Shapes: Create an artwork that utilizes both photos and vector shapes using the pen tool and/or vector shape tools.
Incorporate a drawing/painting/vector illustration into the photo, (either using the stylus and tablet, pen tool, or a drawing on paper turned into line art or a digital painting) to tell a story, create humor, create interest, add a fantasy element, etc.
Drawings/paintings should show time and effort, advancing skill with the stylus, brush tools, mixer brush, etc.
If including hand painted or hand drawn elements must show advanced skill, excellent craftsmanship, time and effort. *NO STICK FIGURES ALLOWED
Demonstrate advanced Photoshop skill with blending photos and imagery: color adjustments, levels adjustments, seamlessly blending photos with masking
Unity: Demonstrate unity by gradually transitioning from illustration to photos. Limit your color palette.
Have a unifying theme. Must demonstrate advanced skill in photo manipulation and
your chosen medium of illustration.
Subject Matter: A scene/environment with objects, animals, designs, people, portraits, etc.
Use the pen tool and paths Vary line weight with brush dynamics (fade and pen pressure) Include a creative background Emphasize LINES Use a specific COLOR SCHEME Include a unique element: Photo to drawing, out of bounds,
surreal transition, text, etc. Add TEXT in creative ways
Use a combination of the following to digitally paint:
Include Shadows and Highlights with Hue/Saturation Adjustment layers
Add value: shadows and highlights with digital painting