Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
About the Author
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).
Table of Contents
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 and Fabric. Digital Illustration.