Pilot Illustrations

Pilot Illustrations - student project

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PILOT ILLUSTRATIONS

Here is my first set of 4! You're looking at A, G, P, and W.

I pushed through several roadblocks within this set. There were some setbacks, but I'm proud of myself for continuing to show up and complete these initial pieces. Through doing this I feel more confident towards defining my visual language and how I problem solve.

I've included my final illustrations and a few sketches and thumbnails for each. Feedback is always welcomed my friends and I appreciate you looking at my work <3

Pilot Illustrations - image 1 - student project

 

THE PLAN!

Alrighty - here's the plan below. Gunna make a lot of art dedicated to my home, Detroit and all its wonderful quirks.

Pilot Illustrations - image 2 - student project

 

6 STYLE QUESTIONS

These answers are deeply personal, but I thought I'd post them anyway in case there's others who can relate - you're not alone!

Pilot Illustrations - image 3 - student project

 

EXERCISE 2: CREATIVE SELF INVENTORY

I found this exercise really enjoyable and eye opening. I couldn't help but frame this as "how it started" v. "how it's going" because illustration is SUCH a journey. Can't wait to keep exploring how my 26 illustrations are going to take shape! 

Pilot Illustrations - image 4 - student project

Pilot Illustrations - image 5 - student project

Pilot Illustrations - image 6 - student project

 

 

 

EXERCISE 1: INSPIRATION CASE STUDIES

Here are my top 3 Inspiration Case Studies.

These case studies were fascinating to me because none of them are really considered "illustrators", and yet they're undeniably relevant when I think about the direction I'd like to take my illustration. I'm really looking forward to exploring this further in this class.

I found several unifying threads as I researched their paths more deeply.
- INNOVATION: their work is unlike anything that had been done before them
- MAKING ART FOR THE JOY OF IT
- EACH CREATES THEIR OWN WORLD: it may be based in our world, but they've truly captured something special and inviting about the way they see the world.  

Pilot Illustrations - image 7 - student project

Pilot Illustrations - image 8 - student project

Pilot Illustrations - image 9 - student project