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J - Book Illustration

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will develop a final figure drawing that shows all the percentages of a greyscale, from 100% white to 100% black, with all of the shapes and lines built up by contrast to a finished drawing of portfolio level.

Theory Task:
901- Prepare and present a portfolio.
906 - Participate in critiques of commercial art projects. 

Skill Task:
304 - Apply anatomy concepts in drawing.
306 - Produce illustrations using various media.
307 - Illustrate using value.

Final Design:

What is a children's book illustrator?
A children's book illustrator creates imagery for children's books, working closely with the author to bring stories to life with original illustrations that appeal to the book's age demographic. In children's books, images can provide context clues and help children understand what they're reading.

Concept & Planning:

Sketchbook Activity #1:

Drawing The Chest
Learn how to draw a person’s chest and torso with the following drawing lesson. This tutorial will guide you through the process that artists use to draw the male and female torso.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, try doing a few different chest and torso drawings.

Sketchbook Activity #2:

Drawing Hips Legs
The legs make up around half of the body, but are often ignored because they don’t always capture or convey the gesture and range that we see in the waist up. However, just like the gym, if you ignore them, your structural base will be off, and you’ll find the realism of your figures collapsing on themselves.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, try doing a few different hip and legs drawings.

Have some extra time, wasn't feeling the homework, bombed the test?

Click the link below for the exploratory option.

Complete The Following For Credit!

Career Focus & Class Lectures #2:

The creative industry includes everything from advertising and film to games development and graphic design. So why don't some people see a job in the creative industry as a serious career?

Vocabulary & Class Lectures #1:

The following are art & design vocabulary terms that are important for you to know and understand as you continue your education here in the Visual Communications program.

Present concepts, ideas and plans for all three assignments

Complete The Following For Credit!


Foundation Year  - Level One




Final Design:

Children's Book Illustration is the one career option that having the ability to draw by hand or on the computer is open for you. Not only having to know how to draw is important but remembering all of your design principles are just as important - Design, color, view-point and composition.

Activity 1- Writing The Short Story

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials:

Think. Plan. Create.

Visual Communications

Is A Central Montco Technical High School Program

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