Assignment #4 :
Vector Art Portrait Making, Poster Design!
We will bring together the applications of a vector art, portrait making, lay-out / composition, image manipulation & typography
Portrait Techniques – Video tutorial – from zoom on 12/1/21
Adding Type to your portrait / portfolio example – from zoom on 12/9/21
Fictional Museum Exhibit Poster (examples will be shown during the Zoom classes – as well as a series of Illustrator vector demonstrations)
Suggestion :: Choose and work from the image and likeness of one or more of these styles/movements of art to create a poster using a SELF-Portrait
POP ART, SURREALISM, MEXICAN MURALISTS AFRO-FUTURISM, MANGA, POLITICAL ART, FAUVISM, GRAFFITI, AFRICAN MASKS, ANIME, VIDEO GAMES or (Another Style Not Listed Here or create a Hybrid using 2 or more styles)
*Process: Research and Practice!
Art Movement Resources:
*Process – Find and discover a series of images and references to work from. Your research should inspire you and activate you! Create a new project folder titled “Self-Portrait-Poster-Project” – save these images to your project folder. Create your self-portrait in the style of the Art or Design Movement that you chose for a Fictional Museum Exhibition.
*Your self-portrait IS the artwork – for the poster campaign that you create for the exhibit.
*You must design the poster in 2 Sizes – one in landscape format and one in portrait orientation. I suggest 11 inches x 17 inches (or slightly smaller) Your self-portrait should first be drawn or constructed in Illustrator and can be brought into Photoshop later for manipulation, (like adding blended colors, additional imagery or effects.) After you illustrate your self-portrait, you’ll create the actual poster for the exhibit.
Specifications II: The museum having the exhibit you’ve chosen is: SAM, Seattle Art Museum. (or pick another museum that you want to work with)
Find out more about the institution at this website: https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/seattle-art-museum
For the project please use the SAM logo as it is: (attached as a download link here) *feel free to re-render the logo on your own if you wish. (This does not mean change it) You may use any of the tools in Illustrator that we’ve learned or explored and also find and experiment with new ways to draw. You can work from a photo in Illustrator as demonstrated in class.
Do the Portrait First. Then compose the poster. :))
Minimum required copy/text for the poster is:
New Voices Exhibit
May 15th 2021 – August 30th 2022
Opening Reception, June 20th 7PM-9PM
*(and the SAM (or museum ) logo of course)
Fonts and colors – are entirely student choice. Students may ADD additional copy, but may not delete from the minimum above.
When both parts of the assignment have been completed please save them as an Ai file (illustrator) as a .JPG file and as a PDF file – then add them to our class google drive shared folder.
an Example file name looks like this:
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Research / Inspiration / Tutorial – Check out these links below:
Project #4 – Part 2 – (not mandatory but fun to do!)
Aside from the production of both a horizontal and traditional vertical poster made in illustrator, students may wish to push the boundaries and application / usage of their portrait imagery. What is the creative potential of the image? How can you push it further?
What are the potentials of web and mobile applications in our day and age when it comes to creating styles, textures and over all visual aesthetics? Students can explore a slew of apps to play with and share their discoveries.
Desktop / Web Browser Art Making Platforms:
Click Drag Click – clickdragclick.com
Imgur – imgur.com
Pixlr (photoshop alternative) – https://pixlr.com/editor/
Glitcher – http://akx.github.io/glitch2/
Image Glitch Tool – https://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/
Mosh – https://getmosh.io/
Glitchatron – http://www.errozero.co.uk/glitchatron/#
Giphy – giphy.com
Gfycat.com – gfycat.com
Inkscape – https://inkscape.org/en
Gimp – https://www.gimp.org
OS X – GIFKR
Glitche’ – glitche.com
Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video
Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video
Instagram (I say this because you can layer multiple images, videos and transparent images in the IG Stories feature, then “save” your work even with out publishing it – http://Instagram.com
VHS CAM – http://rarevision.com/vhscam
Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co
GifVid (simple tool to covert GIF to Video, Video to GIF on the phone)
iColorama S rich featured image editor that maintains full resolution of images
Decim8 – Glitch
ImgPlay – Awesome GIF maker! Conversion to video, and video to gif.
Back Eraser – Great to remove background areas and make layers.
GIF Maker Create GIFs from a sequence of still images from your photo library.