Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pokemon Master Quest

As most of you know the ISC as started a pokemon Challenge where we are seeing if we can get 151 artist to each draw one pokemon from the 1st Generation

We have almost completed that goal, and now we want to take it a step further and make this an online gallery that will be connected to our Tumblr, Facebook, and Blogspot, to show off our members mad skillz!

Because we want to make is a online gallery, and at this moment we are looking for locations to host a real gallery, we now have to set a couple of specifications and rules.

The deadline for first claims for signing up is this Friday, after that if you want to claim a 2nd pokemon that you want to illustrate it will then be open for you to do!

That is Friday November 2nd! After this date feel free to claim a 2nd Pokemon, one that has not been taken yet!

we ask that your illustration is square so when we post everyone's work together it has some uniformity.

The exact size right now is not finalized, but we do ask that it be a square, or can fit into a square easily.

We are asking that the work you turn in is portfolio quality work, or to the best of your ability. We want this to not only be fun but something we are all proud of when the complete work as a whole goes on display for the world to see!

 Art done by Adam Hoppus

Art done by Kat Brunnegraff

Art done by Shane Richardson
Art done by Mikey McCollor

This website is a good example of what we are hoping our end goal is!

I do want to point out here that we are not limiting what you put in your illustration, you can have your pokemon and a trainer, your pokemon battling another pokemon, a vignette of just your pokemon, or even your pokemon destroying New York city. We want your creativity to make the piece!!

The deadline for the final Pokemon will be Friday November 30th!

We ask that you email your final submissions to the Illustration Student Collecitve as a 300dpi Jpg


and in the email your name and which pokemon you signed up to illustrate.


The last thing I would like to mention is that once this gallery is up and we have a really awesome creation to present to the world, we don't want that to be the end of it. We want to make all the other pokemon an extension to this, so don't stop drawing others they will just be up at a later date!

If you have any question please leave a comment below or in the Facebook.

I'm so freaking excited to CATCH THEM ALL!!!!

LInk of the week

Welcome to this week's LINK OF THE WEEK!!!

This week I'm going to cover two links pertaining to our special guest speaker Lora Innes!!!

The first one is Lora's direct website

The Dreamer

Lora, for those who do not know her, is a web-comic artist who writes and draws The Dreamer.

The Dreamer is about:
Beatrice "Bea" Whaley seems to have it all; the seventeen year old high school senior is beautiful, wealthy and the star performer of the drama club. And with her uncle’s connections to Broadway theater, the future looks bright ahead of her. Little does she know that her future might actually be brighter behind her... 

Bea begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier named Alan Warren--a member of an elite group known as Knowlton’s Rangers that served during the Revolutionary War.

 Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures in 1776; filled with danger and romance they give her much to muse about the next day. 

But it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her dreams are simply dreams or something more. Each night they pick up exactly where the last one ended. And the senses--the smell of musket shots and cannons, the screams of soldiers in agony, and that kiss--are all far more real than any dream she can remember

 So you should definitely go check it out and get addicted!

The 2nd link of the week is Paper Wings Podcast

Paper Wings is invested all about self improvement for the artist! It is presented in a series of blog post and Podcast that deal with important information that is extremely valuable for any artist wanting to "make it" in the real world.
 It is hosted and run by Lora Innes and Chris Oatley. They both are fantastic people and amazing artist!

One of the podcast I listen to reguarly is : Seven Time Management Tips to Accelerate Your Personal Project

I highly recommend you explore this wonderful website! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Link Of The Week

Hey Peeps. If you hate illustrator or the pen tool here is some work that has inspired me to become familiar with the program! it really shows that even vector art can be crazy detailed and rendered and as illustrators we should at least know how to use this to our advantage but this guy takes it too a whole other level

Gooo Check him Out his name is Ken Taylor


Friday, October 19, 2012

Link of the Week! 10/19/12

Hello everybody!!

This week's link is to an awesome type resource. I know, I know, WE ARE NOT GRAPHIC DESIGN but  these fonts are totally awesome and beautiful and FREE!


" The Lost Type Co-Op is a Pay-What-You-Want Type foundry, the first of its kind.

Founded by Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin, originally in a whirlwind 24 hour adventure to distribute a single typeface, Lost Type has blossomed into a full fledged foundry, distributing fonts from designers all over the world, with its unique model.

Users have the opportunity to pay whatever they like for a font, you can even type in '$0' for a free download.

100% of funds from these sales go directly to the designers of the fonts, respectively.

Lost Type takes no cut of sales, and holds no funds."

SEE LOOK HOW AWESOME IT IS! To download a font, just go to the font's page and type in "0" under "Name Your Price." (or donate money if you feel generous) Then click Download.

Happy designing dudes! See you tonight at our meeting!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meeting recap 10/13/12

Howdy folks!

It's time for your WEEKLY UPDATE!!

So we had Wes Talbott do a tutorial based of the official winner of the MASCOT COMPETITION!! Brought to you by the wonderful Emmet Shearer!
So I took some photos of the steps

Start with basic colors of what you want your image to look like, create these colors by blocking in with the shape tool.

Make a clipping mask over your flat shape, or you can create a mask with a Group Folder which will keep everything together.

Make sure to know where your light source is coming from!

Start by shading the darker areas and slowly build up the form of your object/creature.

You can lower the opacity of your lines to make the final look more painterly

Pretty freaking adorable huh?

You can also see a tutorial over view that Wes also did for the Animation Student Collective 

Also here is the tutorial we mentioned that creates the line work that Wes was working with.\
They are by a totally awesome comic artist named Katie Shanahan
Part One
Part Two

We then went over a simple what to have your framed piece for Sweet! Look like,

here is a video that pretty much covers what you should do, hope this helps :D

We also want to let you guys know how important it is that you show your work either to us or others to get it critiqued before you submit a framed final :D

Don't forget you can turn in a submission for Sweet! anytime between now and October 26th! 

Next week will be a Halloween potluck, a movie, and Sweet! critique week. So were ready to have fun and start preparing for the final week to submit work for Sweet!

Mascot submissions

Hey everyone! So the Mascot competition is over but we were so proud of all the submissions that we wanted to make a post of all of them so you could enjoy how awesome they were!! 

Sidenote: Some of these have no names and we couldn't figure out who drew them, if you see your submission with out a name please shoot us and email so we can give you credit for how awesome you are!!

 Emmet Shearer

 Mike Laughead

Tamara Chevlen

Tyler Dunbar
Matt Houston

Dorian Lafferre
 Laura De Fazio

  Laura De Fazio

 Laura De Fazio

  Laura De Fazio

 Mike Laughead

Alexis Rampa

 Synclaire Kaptur

 Katie Chandler

 Ally Anderson

 Ally Anderson

Synclaire Kaptur

 Synclaire Kaptur

 Brendan Mullaly

 Brendan Mullaly

 Brendan Mullaly

 Brendan Mullaly

 Brendan Mullaly

Brendan Mullaly

 Colton Ackerman

We are so proud of all of you and so happy so many of you submitted a piece to this lovely competition!