Archive for August, 2010
I think that J.C. Leyendecker is one of my all-time favorite illustrators. I’m not alone in this assessment. You can see his influence in the work of many a more contemporary illustrator.
If one is serious about illustration, then one must study the great illustrators of the past. I have assembled a list that I like. You ought to start making a list of your favorites. I’m sure that it wouldn’t surprise any of you to know that Norman Rockwell is on the list,
but what about his predecessor, J. C. Leyendecker?
At any rate, we can learn and be inspired by these people. Some are long since gone,
And others are working at it right now.
I will post samples of as many illustrators as I can in the Image Gallery, under “Great Illustrators”.
Here is an outline of the material that will covered in class, a list of illustrators, and the assignments.
Again, I like pictures, so I have to put something in here. Can you tell me who did this cartoon?
What a weird name any way. Every time I see it, I think of a silly bus.ART 3210 SYLLABUS_2010
I always like to include a picture, so here is something completely random.
This is actually from a job I did this last year. Hey, what I’ll do for a buck.
For the Fall Semester 2010 at UVU, I will be teaching the ART 3210 course, which is Illustration I. This course deals with “narrative illustration” as opposed to “conceptual illustration” (as is handled in Illustration II). The semester begins on Wednesday August 25, 2010. I am grateful to Don Seegmiller for asking me to teach this class.
I will outline here the syllabus, course schedule, the assignments, and their corresponding due dates. More importantly, I will be able to post a variety of imagery that demonstrates a wide range of illustration through the years. I will try to place these images in categories as part of a photo album so they are easy to refer to.
Feel free to visit my web site at www.ksean.com/
Over the last several years I have been teaching courses at Utah Valley University, located in Orem, Utah. I will be using this blog site as an adjunct for the courses that I am currently teaching. This is where I will post reference material and commentary. All are welcome to visit and enjoy.