2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IILLU 2300 Principles of Illustration

This foundation course focuses on the fundamentals of illustration, with an emphasis on idea generation, concept development, and the thoughtful reception and contribution of art direction and critique. Students will consciously practice and catalogue their process, from lists to thumbnails to comps to finished products. In addition, students will develop their vocabulary for critique and art direction. Students are expected to follow assignments with the rigorous attention to detail expected from professionals. Students will experiment with a range of media and content. In-class demos of techniques will be offered, as well as examples of contemporary illustration.