Illustrators (Some Of These I Shared In Class This Past Week): Ink
Time Out for Inspiration! -Illustrator to know: Kay Neilsen & Virginia Frances Sterrett (Similar but different)

In-Class Project: "Shadow Box Illustration"

• 1 sheet of Foam board (Other name:Foam core) 
• Your Choice: Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad
• Xacto knife
• Ruler
• Ink Drawing pens (must us a .005 for the details)
• H drawing pencil
• Adhesive: Rubber Cement works best, or Double Stick tape
• Sketchbook to do project idea sketches

Project: Start In Class-Finish Next class
To create a 3 dimensional structure for a complex drawing showing: Foreground Middle ground and Background 
Think of a scene that best shows all depth. See the sample work of paper cut outs below to get an idea. 

I will guide you through this in an in-class demo. So please take notes."

(*No weekly assignment for this week so you can work on getting this project started. Plan out your illustration. If you are having a hard time deciding on a theme-I find that looking at historic art works and nature photography helps a lot with this project. *Also-You are NOT limited to just drawing realistic things for this project-you can draw a fantasy world, as long as you show sophistication in your technique including everything we have learned like shading and shadows and a light source.  Draw out a "blue print" of what it will look like in layers before you start this or else you will get very confused and have to restart several times.) 

• 4 pieces of cut Foam board: 8 x 10 (3 of these pieces will have a 1/2 inch cut out)
• 4 pieces of cut paper: 8 x 10 (3 pieces will have a variety of cut details)

• Illustrate all images FIRST before glueing anything. Glueing happens once the pens are away.
• Always TEST your work before glueing to make sure you are finished

NOTE: This is a starting point-You can go larger it your creation needs more space. You can also add more layers if you want. 

1. Successful construction of structure
2. Bring Original and coming up with your very own unique concept
3. Creating dimension- Foreground Middle ground and Background successfully
4. *Illustrating and covering your paper with a variety of tones and textures that support your image and help create dimension
5. Not rushing and making this project look sloppy. CUT THINGS CAREFULLY-Points taken away for messy edges. Take your time.

For inspiration look at these artists works




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