Grades: 10-12, Grouping: HeterogeneousThis course introduces a variety of illustration forms including: editorial illustration, scientific illustration, fashion illustration, comics, graphic novels, and children’s books. Students will learn about classic and contemporary illustrators and will work in the media of their choice to develop a unique artistic voice and style. The entire illustration creative process will be covered, from ideation to publication. Students will also learn skills in self-promotion, including maintaining an online portfolio.
Pre-Requisites: Drawing and Painting with a B- or higher
Marketing and Self-Promotion
Create an online portfolio of your illustration work using the provided template in Google Classroom.
How to Create Your Portfolio
Create mailings using your finished illustrations and InDesign that could be submitted to publishers/editors to get illustration work.
Fashion or Editorial Series
Illustrated Book Process
Go through the creative process of making an illustrate picture book, comic book, or graphic novel. As part of this process we will:
- Brainstorm and plan a story
- Design characters
- Create character models
- Plan out page compositions
- Create a dummy book
- Create a selection of final illustrations