Category Archives: Watkins

Waffle House

Illo3 serves it up hot and fresh for assignment five.  Nice to see the class work with the given specs of complimentary colors and large flat planes and come up with some solid images.   Hope to see several of these up on the illustration 3 wall with large prints so we can share the work with others.

Nice job.  I like it.


Line Up for Assignment Six

Assignment six. I’m wanting something for our illo3 wall. make use of that large printer.  I would like our class to create illustrations for a horizontal print of 11 full length portraits on one sheet, a Watkins line up.  Inspired by the great Josh Cochran, we are going to do full length drawings of classmates and colleagues at Watkins.  Pay attention to clothing details and the specifics of what the person is wearing.  This is a link to a example of what I am envisioning, a project Josh completed for the Dubai Metro.   Your drawing will have the person in a standing position and will be silhouetted against a white background.   Sketch deadline: posted by Tuesday, 23rd, 10:00 pm. Final art due on Thursday February 25th, 2010, 10:00 pm, posted.

My recommedation is to take a photo of  your Watkins celebrity to work from and then if time permits to do a life drawing at the same time you take the photo.  Work from both the life drawing and photo reference.  Do not trace the photo.  Simply use it as reference as you work out your drawing, before inking.  Extra credit for any of you that do two or more Watkins celebrities.  Dan in his black hat, full length pose would be a winner. Someone grab a camera.

No class on the 12th

School Holiday is scheduled for the 12th, no classes meeting at Watkins.  There was some brief discussion about meeting off site or a field trip on the 12th, but we will not be meeting on the 12th.  Make the most of your day and enjoy.   I will post the new assignment on the 12th, due on the 19th.   Please focus on having your black and white brush and ink drawings completed by the 12th. Also, post your weekly artist review for week four.

$75 Lab Fee

What’s up with the lab fee?  $75.   I’ve talked to Dan about utilizing the large photography printer.  The big prints that the photo students use.  Kristy West will give us each a quick run down of the equipment and assign us each a password to access and log into the equipment.  Let’s see what your stuff looks like poster size.  Illo 3 and Watkins will give you plenty of bang for your buck and at the end of the semester you will have plenty of large art for your walls.

Illustration 3 begins January 2010

Dan Brawner continues to build the illustration track at Watkins College of Art and Design.  Dan has paved the way for students to further their study into illustration.  In January, Watkins will be offering illustration 3.  I look forward to spending time with the students, teaching the illustration 3 class.  I will be splitting the semester, and teaching seven and half weeks beginning January 15th.  The second half of the semester will be led by the talented and generous Bryce McCloud.