Illustrating with Style

This exercise proves that there is more than one way to draw ANYthing.

This exercise proves that there is more than one way to draw ANYthing.

The designer’s ability to work creatively with style can greatly change the personality and message of a piece. In this illustration project students selected an object and drew it in nine different ways while varying their style each time. The end product, if done correctly, looks like the work of nine individual designers.

Drawing… analog style

A collection of drawing quartets show the importance of contrast and bold lines in graphic illustration.

A collection of drawing quartets shows the importance of contrast and bold lines in graphic illustration.

Freshmen students in Digital Illustration went old school with this assignment. The goal was to illustrate a quartet of images using the creative process and traditional means. Students learned the importance of establishing an accurate and technical grid using tools of the designosaur… T-squares and triangles. The quality time with the ruler will benefit them later when they translate these same illustrations to the vector environment of Illustrator.