Level 1 - Foundation Year:
“Level One” is considered our “Foundation Year” Students will incorporate a broad spectrum of disciplines integrating art, technology, and academics.
J - Book Illustration
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.
901- Prepare and present a portfolio.
906 - Participate in critiques of commercial art projects.
304 - Apply anatomy concepts in drawing.
306 - Produce illustrations using various media.
307 - Illustrate using value.
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.
The Visual Communications Program has a heavy focus on the traditional drawing, although drawing techniques are discussed and reviewed in class, the majority of class time needs to be used learning software applications and tools that are not readably available at the student home. In most cases colleges still expect to see a minimum of 8 to 10 traditional drawing pieces. Also a final study completed in traditional drawing could takes as long as 8 to 15 hours if not even longer depending on the subject matter and size.