Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 31, 2020  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog
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GDES 135 - Illustration II


(R only)

A study of major illustration topics, including advertising, editorial, narrative, sequential illustration, and storyboards. Students explore drawing from life and photo reference material, basic composition, output for print reproduction and web, the employment market and business practices. PREREQUISITE(S): GDES 134  or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly GD 135.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Distinguish major markets for illustration such as editorial, book, advertising, and institutional.
  • Identify the markets that may be most appropriate for a particular style of illustration.
  • Recognize trends in major illustrations markets.
  • Recognize key elements of successful illustration.
  • Apply those elements to illustration assignments.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the creative process of making thumbnail sketches using visual images to express an idea.
  • Recognize uses of conceptual illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the interpretation of an idea using visual images.
  • Recognize elements of and uses of narrative illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill a narrative illustration using a supplied text.
  • Demonstrate use of sequential illustration as a narrative device.
  • Recognize elements and uses of advertising illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill an illustration advertising a product or service.
  • Combine knowledge of compositional devices in creating effective illustration.
  • Construct a successful composition using shape.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the employment the relationship between composition and shape.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of light and dark as a story telling device.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the use of the concepts of light and shadow to strengthen the communication of an illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the balance of areas of texture and areas of non-texture as a device to strengthen an illustration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of color theory as it applies to illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the employment color theory to create effective visual communication.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the use of proper reference in creating illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the use of good drawing skills to create effective illustration.
  • Explain one- and two-point perspective.
  • Perform with a degree of skill one- and two-point perspective to create effective illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the use of details to dramatize and enhance an illustration.
  • Perform with a degree of skill a variety of techniques and employ a preferred technique to refine and improve that technique.
  • Perform with a degree of skill the use of digital techniques to create illustration.
  • Apply a variety of methods of preparing art for print or web reproduction, such as scanning, photographing, and file saving.


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