This is my most recent assignment in my illustration class. You had to pick a celebrity (in this case I picked Jennifer Lawrence) and block out the darkest parts of their face. You did this three times: one literal version, one rectilinear, and one curvilinear. The final square was to be an artistic interpretation of the celebrity, in which case I re-created her as Jennifer’s famous role as Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games trilogy.
I found that this project was a great start to the semester. It made illustration my favourite class, despite the fact that it was a morning class; yes, nine’o clock is still too early for me in the morning. I really liked how you redid the same portrait by exploring different linear techniques, and seeing how unique they contrasted each other yet still looked similar at the same time. I am proud to say I only had to try the rectilinear and curvilinear once, and was really impressed on how well I worked it out. I also enjoyed coming up with an artistic interpretation, and the freedom that came with it. I chose to redo Jennifer as Katniss Everdeen, when her wedding dress in the movie “Catching Fire” does just that and turns into the black Mocking Jay dress. I thought this was a good choice because this is Jennifer Lawrence’s most well known role, and I had a lot of fun rendering this piece in chalk. As beautiful as chalk is, however, it’s messy and very difficult for fine-lining, which is why I plan on using it sparingly in the future.
In conclusion, I think my take on this project turned out really well and enjoyed every minute of making it. Illustration is by far my favourite class, and it’s my favourite area of graphic design.