Illustration by Shi Shi Jacobs
Illustration crosses all boundaries in materials and messaging: The common unifier is the identifiable style and voice of the artist. In this course students focus on the development of characters by first working from observation to create simple forms that are then translated into a narrative context. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and learning a variety of materials such as graphite, pen and ink, collage and painting. You’ll develop essential skills in working with color, space and perspective. Experimentation and expressive solutions to visual problems are emphasized through a rigorous sketchbook practice and the development of final concepts.
NotesIn this intensive course, students should expect to spend a minimum of 8 hours per week of engaging in coursework. Students should plan their schedule accordingly to keep up with class.
PrerequisitesThis course is a Featured Topic that is part of RISD's Advanced Program for High School Students, a collegiate-level program for students ages 15–18 in grades 10–12. Students must have completed Exploration in Design in the Summer Immersion program or Fall 2020 semester (I and II in the Spring semester) or Experiential Drawing in the Summer Immersion program or Fall 2020 semester (I and II in the Spring semester) to register for this course. This course is part 1 of 2 sessions that complete the course.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Program for High School Students : Special Topic: Illustration and Identity and Visual + Critical Language