Summary: Arguably the first standard textbook of its kind, Exploring Illustration presents a curriculum methodology to learning illustration. Written in a friendly, conversational style with input from experienced instructors, this introductory-level book offers a 'gallery' of representative approaches to illustration. Fundamental concepts, techniques, styles, and mechanics are highlighted in an approachable compare-and-contrast format, with functional, step-by-step visuals t...show morehat enhance understanding. The result is an eclectic cross-section of the real world of illustration that is an innovative introduction for students and young professionals alike.
stimulating coverage embraces basic theory, current wisdom, and illustration throughout the ages, including the influence of culture and the dictates of taste
topics at the heart of all artistic endeavors ' composition, value, color, line, and texture ' provide the groundwork for more core issues, such as portrait and figure, editorial, advertising, and book venues, still life, and landscape
a digital and electronic overview highlights the impact of computer graphics, the onset of digital illustration, and current hardware and software, with a look into the future of the computer's creative role
the instructor's guide features a sample mix-and-match curriculum is provided for instructors to illustrate how the book might be used in their courses
an electronic overview highlights the impact of computer graphics and digital illustration, current hardware and software, and looks into the computer's present and future creative role.
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