2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IILLU 2270 Illustration Master Sketch

This course teaches the process of creating and refining one's ideas into a finished master sketch for illustration. Along with resolving perspective and anatomical issues within the parameters of the students' stylistic contexts every aspect of the image will be addressed. Through such guidance the students will create an approach to translating a broad variety of objects (e.g.: trees, rooms, buildings, pliers, cars, etc) geared towards making them credible aspects of a cohesive stylistic 'world'. Master drawings will be studied at the Harvard Art Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts along with in-class lectures. This is not to be a course focused on 'realism', but rather using realism as a springboard to generate unique and complete visions.