|Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Communication Arts Technologies Department
Graphic Design and Illustration Program
Spring Semester 2013
Instructor: Martha Vaughan
Office hours: Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Office located in TC Room 126
GD 136--Digital Illustration
This course will focus on creating illustrations in a digital medium. Assignments will emphasize traditional illustration skills such as visual problem solving, composition and drawing skills while exploring the digital possibilities to execute the artwork. Students will spend half of their time in the studio working on sketches and concepts for illustration assignments. They will spend the second half of their time in the computer lab executing these assignments in digital programs. The emphasis will be on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. There will also be an exercise in creating illustrations using more than one program.
In this class we will explore and expand our options for creative image making, re-create traditional illustrations in a digital medium and discover new techniques and choices.
Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:
Employ extensive research into the requirements of the client
Interpret several alternate solutions to each problem
Employ digital medium for solution to creative problems
Employ digital medium to execute planned sequences of illustrations for print or TV/film
Interpret the message that the illustration is required to communicate
Perform with a degree of skill, the application of these elements: intent, composition, shape, value, texture, color, and drawing effectively to create the illustration.
Perform with a degree of skill a drawing from thumbnail sketch to full-sized illustration
Perform with a degree of a specified medium to complete the illustration
Demonstrate a neat and professional presentation of the finished piece
Discuss the work in a group critique with the entire class
Distinguish the primary markets for illustration.