Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Media Arts & Technologies Department
Graphic Design and Illustration
Fall Semester 2014

Instructor: Martha Vaughan

Office hours: Mondays, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Wednesdays,10:00 – 11:00 am
Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Office located in TC Room 125

GD 134  Illustration 1

Course Description:Introduction to illustrative drawing and painting. Traditional rendering skills are used with emphasis on preparing work for commercial end use. Topics include units on drawing from life and photo reference material, basic composition, output for print production and Web, the employment market, and business practices. (R only) PREREQUISITE: AR 101 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.


This course will provide the student with skills toward an understanding of the uses of and the process of creating successful illustration. The focus will be on conceptualizing, composition, and researching the subject of the illustration with an introduction to technique. The emphasis will be on combining the powers of observation with the powers of the imagination. The student will be working in class on projects which will be critiqued on assigned dates. The assignments are based on illustration commissions a professional illustrator might receive. This course includes demonstration of traditional painting and drawing methods as well as digital techniques.

Download GD 134 Illustration 1 Syllabus, Fall 2014

Download GD 134 Illustration Assignment 1, Fall 2014

Download GD 134 Illustration Assignment 2, Fall 2014

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