Illustration Challenge September 28, 2012Posted by rlovell in : Illustration , comments closed
The first 6 hours; lots of sketching and brainstorming… very serious.
Register to Win Door prize! September 30, 2011Posted by tohailey in : Advertising Design, Animation, Film and Television, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design and Game Development, Motion Media, Photography, Sequential Art, Uncategorized, Updates, Visual Effects , comments closed
Must be present to win. Facebook account required.
Breakfast Time October 2, 2010Posted by tohailey in : Advertising Design, Animation, Film and Television, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design and Game Development, Motion Media, Photography, Sequential Art, Visual Effects , comments closed
Be there early! September 30, 2010Posted by pquinn in : Animation, Film and Television, Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Media, Photography, Sequential Art, Visual Effects , comments closed
We’re encouraging all participants to be in your respective areas by 9:30am on Friday so we can get a clean start at 10:00am.
We will have a big gathering and official kick-off in the front lobby area, where the new homework labs are located, shortly before 10:00am.
GRDS will start their meeting at 9am, rooms 342 and 337
SEQA will be in 347
ILLU will be in 374, 379 and maybe spill into 384
ANIM/MOME/VSFX will be in 309 – 312
TELE will be back and forth between their studio and the 3rd floor
PHOT will be on 5C
As usual, there will be door prizes throughout the day which will be announced and tweeted.
Illustrators at Generate October 17, 2008Posted by rlovell in : Illustration , comments closed
Pat Quinn, our fearless leader, spells out the rules of the day and fires the starting gun on Generate 08.
Ferny and the gang hard at work on the ILLU challenges.
Heather , in the zone.
Pinto, fleshing out Santa for Reindeer Magic.
By 1pm, there were over 150 students hard at work on the 3rd floor.
Katrin, trying not to listen to Chris’s endless commentary on the state of the universe.
Noodee’s getting her illustration groove on. It’s throw-down time!
Oh magic pencil, work your magic on my illustration that I might win a shiny new Cintiq, or at least something better than the lame sketchbooks they’ve been pawning off on us.
Holy singed nostrils, Batman, this s**t stinks! Oh, the heady aroma of a vintage bottle of masking fluid. (Briana is in stinky heaven)
8Pm, all’s well. The electricity is building, there’s the mild aroma of locker room funk beginning to take over, and it’s starting to feel like a real 24-hour art marathon.
Josh is WAAAAY too cool for 2D Illustration work, right? He has to abandon ship and do some freaky mutant dragon embryo or some such creature for the Animation Challenge. (Actually, it’s pretty awesome)
It’s pre-dawn crash and burn time. Hey, you do what you gotta do.
Hey, Lovell, it’s 6 o’clock in the morning, my coffee’s cold and I need some sleep – you fire that flash at me one more time and IT’S ON, got it?
And leave Pat alone too, k?
Celia’s hangin’ in after about 22 hours of craziness. Yeow, indeed!
If he tells me to make one more change, he’s friggin’ toast. Speaking of toast, when’s breakfast?
So, what makes the best watercolor wash, water or Red Bull… I’m getting confused.
Thomas Tanner was the first winner of the evening in the “Most accomplished after 12 Hours” category for his Firebreather piece (shown finished, above). He won the Wacom Pen Pack; a 6D Art Pen and an Airbrush Pen. Nice!
And, the First Place Winners in each category are:
Left- Katrin Weihl for the Reindeer Magic Children’s Book Challenge,
and Goñi Montes for his Firebreather Pin-up Challenge.
Each will receive a shiny-new copy of Adobe CS4 Premium! Way to go, Katrin and Goñi!!
Here is Katrin’s cover piece. To see more detailed versions of the winning work, go to the ILLU blog at http://employeepages.scad.edu/~rlovell/Generate_web/
And here is Goñi’s winning piece; it’s a very clever and well-executed take on the High-School yearbook theme.
And, the Grand-Prize Winner of the 2008 Generate Challenge in Illustration is…
(drum roll…) Noodee Aisiri!! Her gorgeous, textural acrylic piece for Reindeer Magic captured every nuance of the story in a wonderful style that was perfect for the theme and the genre. One comment was that it was “not only beautifully executed, but incredibly hip”. A one-two punch combination that set her piece apart from the rest. Her reward is a Wacom Cintiq 12WX. Not bad for a day’s worth of work, eh? A very LOOONNNG day, but a day, nonetheless.
Judging was difficult in both categories. There were very strong entries for Firebreather and Reindeer Magic. What the judges looked for was subjective (of course) but practical; for the Firebreather Pin-up Challenge, we were looking for two primary things; a level of finish appropriate for the professional comic-book publishing expectations, and a concept that would set the work apart from the normal, run-of-the-mill comic genre. There were several entries that were top-contenders, but the winning piece submitted by Goñi Montes had several things going for it; it addressed the human attributes of the Firebrteather character rather than his super-powers, it was a clever take on those human aspects of the character, and it was extremely well done technically and artistically. This was professional quality work.
The Children’s book Challenge, “Reindeer Magic”, was even more difficult. The story was bare-bones and not easy to visualize, and the illustration briefs that accompanied the challenge were very specific; not alot of “wiggle room”. Not only that, but the author requested a particular “style” for the illustrations.
Yes, that’s a real-world request, and NO, that’s not what makes great portfolio pieces. So, in an effort to drag out as much personal aesthetic as possible on this challenge, we made it clear that the style of the work was not an issue, and that each student should lend their own artistic slant to the work. The results were phenomenal, and quite varied as they should be. Some students tried to replicate the stylized realism that the author was looking for, others went their own way. The faculty judges looked at the work on it’s own merit, artistically and editorially, making sure that the work effectively reflected the text of the story, and added another visual dimension to the piece as well.
Congratulations to all who participated- the work was wonderful, and the atmosphere was electric, as usual. You all did yourselves proud. Now get some much deserved sleep!