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Overview

Arguably the first standard textbook of its kind, Exploring Illustration presents a curriculum methodology to learning illustration. Written in a friendly, conversational style with input from experienced instructors, this introductory-level book offers a "gallery" of representative approaches to illustration. Fundamental concepts, techniques, styles, and mechanics are highlighted in an approachable compare-and-contrast format, with functional, step-by-step visuals that enhance understanding. The result is an eclectic cross-section of the real world of illustration that is an innovative introduction for students and young professionals alike.

Michael Fleishman, Edison Community College, Piqua, Ohio

Michael Fleishman is Program Director and Associate Professor of Commerical Art at Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio. He has worked as an Art Instructor in public and private institutions, in-studio classes, on-site workshops and seminars in illustration, cartooning, computer graphics and fine art since 1973. Mr. Fleishman is on the Board of Directors of The Illustrators' Conference (ICON) and received the SOCHE Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.. Michael Fleishman has been a speaker and visiting professor at several conferences and colleges over the years, including the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, ICON4, NIS and DesignWorld. Mr. Fleishman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education (K-12) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master's Degree in Fine Art (Painting and Drawing).
  • Stimulating coverage embraces basic theory, current wisdom, and illustration throughout the ages, including the influence of culture and the dictates of taste
  • Topics at the heart of all artistic endeavors -composition, value, color, line, and texture- provide the groundwork for more core issues, such as portrait and figure, editorial, advertising, and book venues, still life, and landscape
  • A digital and electronic overview highlights the impact of computer graphics, the onset of digital illustration, and current hardware and software, with a look into the future of the computer's creative role
  • The instructor's guide features a sample mix-and-match curriculum is provided for instructors to illustrate how the book might be used in their courses
  • An electronic overview highlights the impact of computer graphics and digital illustration, current hardware and software, and looks into the computer's present and future creative role.
IN THEORY: Getting it Dwon.
Building Blocks.
The Subject Matters.
Connections.
IN PRACTICE: Dry Media.
Wet Media.
Pen and Ink.
Extended and Peripheral.
Collage, Cut Paper & Fabric.
Digital Illustration.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Exploring Illustration

ISBN: 9781401826215
Arguably the first standard textbook of its kind, Exploring Illustration presents a curriculum methodology to learning illustration. Written in a friendly, conversational style with input from experienced instructors, this introductory-level book offers a "gallery" of representative approaches to illustration. Fundamental concepts, techniques, styles, and mechanics are highlighted in an approachable compare-and-contrast format, with functional, step-by-step visuals that enhance understanding. The result is an eclectic cross-section of the real world of illustration that is an innovative introduction for students and young professionals alike.

FOR STUDENTS

Exploring Illustration

ISBN: 9781401826215
Arguably the first standard textbook of its kind, Exploring Illustration presents a curriculum methodology to learning illustration. Written in a friendly, conversational style with input from experienced instructors, this introductory-level book offers a "gallery" of representative approaches to illustration. Fundamental concepts, techniques, styles, and mechanics are highlighted in an approachable compare-and-contrast format, with functional, step-by-step visuals that enhance understanding. The result is an eclectic cross-section of the real world of illustration that is an innovative introduction for students and young professionals alike.