Course: Computer Illustration IL361 • Instructor: Octavio Perez
Icons and simple spot illustrations are commonly used in advertisements, websites, magazines, newspapers and various other publications. The idea is to provide the reader or consumer with a general clue of story or product content. They are usually pretty small and simple. A "quick read" is the key to a successful icon.
• Choose one topic from the short list below.
Sports: Three different sports (not team specific).
Politics: Republican, Democrat, Green Party, patriotic, etc.
Food: Hamburgers, chicken, sushi and salad not specific brands.
Music: Instruments and genres like jazz, rock, etc. (not band specific).
Animals: Lions, tigers and bears....oh my!.....Sorry.
• WARNING!!!!!! DO NOT USE ANY EXISTING LOGOS OR BRAND NAMES IN YOUR ICON SERIES.
• Create an icon/spot illustration series consisting of three small, simple illustrations to go with the topic you selected. All three icons must have similar styling.
• Have completed pencil drawings ready to go by next class. If you have the drawings scanned before class, you will have more time to work on the final artwork.
• Use full color. Remember that the icons or spot illustrations should work together as a series.
• The icons/spot illustrations must be no larger than 3.5 inches in any direction and one of the dimensions must be 3.5 inches.
• All three spot illustrations must be presented on one document.
• Put the final file in the course shared space by the deadline.
• SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN! I hate for you to start an assignment over again. If you lose your work you WILL have to start again... sorry.