Sunday, November 30, 2014

Final project

Your Final assignment is to create an illustration based on the theme Krampus.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair. In Croatian culture in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzeovina, the tale says that on the night of 5th/6th of December, all the children have to clean up their boots and put them on the window, together with their letter to St. Nicholas. In the morning they will receive a surprise. The good kids get a gift from St. Nicholas and bad kids get gift from Krampus - a wooden stick.
Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore; however, its influence has spread far beyond Germanborders. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in AustriaRomania, southernBavariaSouth Tyrol, northern FriuliCzech Republic, Slovakia, HungarySlovenia and Croatiaduring the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December (the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. There are many names for Krampus, as well as many regional variations in portrayal and celebration.

Apply the design model, Anomaly. Simply establish a pattern and break it, view the broken or irregular portion of the pattern as a compositional device to guide the viewer to the point of the picture. Use the anomaly to your benefit and to help express the idea of the illustration.
Pattern is considered a traditional Design Element or tool to help establish the structure the picture. 
The illustration should be compelling, accurate and interesting. 
Use the creative process to complete the project.
Demonstrate the ability to be self-reliant and create a picture from concept to finish.
Manage your time.

Size and Medium:Minimum size- 15 x 20 inches
Oils, must be on Strathmore 500 board

Written Statement: (statement is due when you hand in the picture)
Minimum 300 words, typed. The content of the statement should include and describe your thought process and path you took to complete this illustration. Explain how you used the design model, Anomaly and how it advanced the picture and assisted the viewer. This picture should have the weight and depth of a final project found in a college class. The statement should address your creative rationale and explain why this picture possesses the qualities of a final project. Discuss how the imagery represents the theme, and be thoughtful in the statement, discuss any picture making problems and areas of success, include other information that you feel is relevant.

Due Dates:
Thumbs (5) and value study: 12/3 or 12/8
Comprehensive: 12/10 (due at the end of class)
Paint day: 12/15
Final: 12/17 (due at the end of class) or 12/22 (due at the beginning of class)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Extra Credit

Create a picture based on one of the following themes:

Gerber Baby 2014


Earth Angel

oils (Art 225 and Art 116) or graphite (Art 115)

no smaller than 15 x 20 inches

Picture and statement, December 17 and 18

This project needs to clearly advance your academic level and it should represent concepts covered during the Fall 2014 semester. In addition, and equally important the image should showcase your strong picture making skills.

Written Statement:
300 word typed, the content of the statement should explain the idea of the picture and define the concepts used to create it and the process used to complete the work.

The grade for this project will be used to replace your lowest grade but it must meet the criteria outlined above.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Reviews illustration

Create an illustration for the Rolling Stone Reviews page-

Research Reviews pages

Select a musician or band to illustrate (past or present)

Use the creative process, each stage needs to be approved before you advance

Manage your time

Note the unusual print size: 5 x 8 inches, requires consideration for an unusual composition

Medium: oils plus one. (In addition to oils, you can include a second medium)

Illustration size: 10 x 16 inches

Ten solid Thumbnails, (in proportion to final size): November 10
(due for a grade at the beginning of class)
Value pattern, half size rough: November 17
Comprehensive, 10 x 16 inches: November 19 (due for a grade at the end of class)
Paint day: November 24
Paint day: December 1
Paint day and Final due at the end of class: December 3

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Theme Illustration

Select one of the themes listed below and develop an illustration.

1. Urban Space Cowboy

2. Isolation

3. Medical Mechanic

4. Fake

5. Aliens Eating Zombies

5. Hair

6. Famous 70s disco song

In addition to illustrating the theme, the picture needs to include at least one human element and one inorganic element.
Value and Composition:
Using the major elements of the illustration, create and establish a solid value pattern consisting of a light, medium and dark value.
The value pattern should represent a simplified arrangement of the illustration with the goal to organize the elements of the picture, and the value pattern should establish a foreground, middle-ground and background of the picture. In addition, the value pattern should help guide the viewer through the picture and to the focal point.
Links regarding value structure:

Required to art direct (design) and shoot at least one of your own reference photos- (no flash)

Manage the project and your time

Find ways to use color and shape as visual devices to help support the point of the illustration

Size: no smaller than 15 x 20 inches
Color: a must
Medium oils

What's Due:
Ten (solid) thumbs- 10/20 due at 9:00 am for a grade
Half size rough, establish value pattern-10/22 for a grade
Finished Comp. plus photo(s) -10/27 due for a grade at the beginning of class
Paint day: 10/29
Paint day: 11/3
Final: 11/5 due at the end of class

Monday, September 29, 2014

Screen Printer Graphic Artist position

Job Order ID : NY1106871 # of Positions : 1 Minimum Education Level : Associate’s Degree Experience Required : 3+ years License Required: Graphic Arts Salary : $10.00 - $13.00 hourly Duration : Full Time Regular Shift : First Shift (Day) Hours per week: Not Specified Job Description Screen Printer Graphic Artist: Does computer digital art manipulation in support on an industrial screen printing. Operates Print designs on various metal parts with screen printing devices by performing the following duties:
  • Prints out acetates, exposes negatives to films using an arc light
  • Develops screens and blocks out non-essential areas using block out fluid
  • Sets up screen printing frames
  • Positions objects against the guides on the setup board or holding fixture of screening device and lowers screen
  • Mixes inks according to standard
  • Pours inks into screen frame or dips squeegee in ink and draws squeegee across screen to transfer design to object
  • Cleans screen with solvent at end of run and when using different colors
  • Examines printed object for defects

    Major Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems at early stages
  • Ability to effectively respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception

    Major Skills -

  • Especially needed in the following Desktop Publishing Programs.
  • Corel.
  • Adobe Illustrator & CAD.

    Employer will conduct a drug screening Company Information Name : C H Thompson Co Inc Application Information Email : Wyatt Buchanan Apply direct or by mail : Attn: Wyatt Buchanan 85 Eldredge Street PO Box 333 Binghamton, NY 13902 US By Phone : Call Wyatt Buchanan at 6077241094

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Moose, Mouse and Chips (update 9/22)

    Sept. 22- Finalize idea and begin Comprehensive (generate photo reference)
    Sept. 24- Finalize idea and begin Comprehensive (generate photo reference)
    Sept. 29-Comprehensive due at the end of class (must be approved before moving to final)
    Begin transfer to illustration board
    Oct. 1-Paint day- complete transfer in needed
    Oct. 6-Paint day
    Oct. 8-Paint day-(Project due at the end of class)

    15 x 20

    oils on Strathmore illustration board

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Sketchbook assignments

    Nine things to illustrate

    These are your weekly sketchbook assignments due at the beginning of each class on Monday.

    Objectives: be creative, challenge yourself, demonstrate an ability to draw and make drawings that advance your academic level
    ( will be graded)

    1. Object in public place (from life) Due: Monday, September 15

    2. Portrait of Tom Cruise as a cowboy

    3. Organic subject

    4. Inorganic subject

    5. Something moving

    6. Anthropomorphic portrait

    7. Distill an article or passage from a book into a primary and secondary visual concept

    8. Illustrate opposites

    9. Wild-card