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[Assignment] [Illustration] Redesign a Book Cover

IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
Illustration Portfolio Assignment

For illustration assignments, there's a few things to keep in mind. For our [Concept Art] activities, adhering to the style range is important, as a concept artist you will be part of a team and you will be working towards a coherent style goal. For illustrations you are selling yourself, likely as a freelance artist. Being flexible is still important, but its just as important to realistically show the kind of work that you are already capable of doing and having your clients select from that. These assignments are meant to help you think about and create work to show to potential clients as examples.

Remember, people who are less visually oriented than you cannot always just imagine your illustrations on their products, and making up fake products can be really fun and interesting.


Book Cover

This assignment is really easy. Pick a classic book, and redo the cover. Some good lists:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/classic
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/478.Required_Reading_in_High_School

If you pick a book with an extremely Iconic cover, ask yourself what you are going to bring to the table. Catcher in the Rye comes to mind as a cover that maybe hard to touch. Classic books are easy targets for redesigning covers, I recommend doing a series of them.

Things that you should do:
-Actually include the title.
-For extra credit, make the back cover as well. You can use lulu templates to get ideas for dimensions: http://www.lulu.com/create/books?cid=nav_bks

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