Wednesday, October 23, 2013

10/11/13 and 10/18/13 meeting recap

10/11/13 Meeting Recap

Rebecca Zomchek Meeting!

Rebecca Zomchek is the newest Illustration faculty on campus. She is the New kid on the block. Rebecca she Graduated with an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, BFA in Illustration at Summa Cum Laude, and Syracuse University.

Rebecca has worked as a game designer and Freelance Illustrator. She has recently finished her second children's book with scholastic. 

She loves to create characters, make book covers, and does portraits

During her internship with the Fantasy illustrator Donato Giancola ( she spent a year creating Harry Potter related artwork. 

Her process for creating artwork is as follows;

-Reference and inspiration pages
-Basic color comp

Hand Lettering

Rebecca taught herself how to hand letter, she experimented with type and found how that she loved to do it.

Type has a long history, and "it's a visual experience." 

Any type that you see today was and is based off of type that was created hundreds of years ago.

Type has many uses, and in fine arts projects it's an expression

Hand lettering is also a way of expression it says "Lets make this art!" It's a unique way to create type. Rebecca points out that we would be surprised about how many company's use hand lettered type. Hand lettering is a celebration, and we should use it that way. 

You should start Hand lettered type the same way that you start an Illustration
-Finished Type  

Lettering Is a visual Story

Link to Rebecca's Website:

Artists Rebecca recommends to check out,
 Jessica Hische:

David Smith:

Luca Barcellona:

Dana Tanamachi:

Alan Ariail:

Rebecca Also had us do a type exercise, and here is an example of Katie Chandler's work from it, 

10/18/13 Meeting Recap

Gesture Night!

This week we drew gestures. We had a good time and had a lot of great poses to work with! 

Join us on Oct 25th for a character drawing exchange. Expect Halloween fun and excitement!

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