Monday, November 23, 2009

Student Work: Providence Monthly's Beauty Column

Allison Cole will be selecting the winning illustration for Providence Monthly's beauty column soon. In the meantime, here are the favorites selected by the class.

(top to bottom) Ophelia Hathaway, Michelle Garcia, Chelsie Sutherland

Monday, November 9, 2009

Children's illustrations for Licensing/ November Updates

First of all, Congratulations to Michael Vance for having his illustration selected for the Zombie Anthology! Adam says it was very close and that people should be motivated to try again for the next Zombie judging happening during our department show.

Right now we are currently working on the Children's vignettes as well as the editorial illustration for Allison Cole at Providence Monthly. PM illustration is now due November 16th (with 300 dpi images sent to Allison by 10a.m. the next day) and the vignettes are due November 23rd.

Children’s illustrations for licensing

Size: determined by artist

Vignettes (organic edges)

Be inspired by the licensing market and the products that were featured in the presentation. Imagine a company wants three fun illustrations that they could use on products: plates, lunch boxes, pillowcases, etc. Think of these as “spot” illustrations, images that are vignettes with organic edges (the images should NOT be “boxed in” by the edge of your composition or canvas). They can end up being very simple depending on what you do. Make sure all three images are coherent in technique, concept, and color.

Feel free to push limits- even though this is for a younger audience, many companies are trying to reinvent themselves to be more hip and current towards kids and their parents.