Strathmore Generate Challenge

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Illustration students will have a few options for Generate Challenges, and one is from our good friends at Strathmore Papers.
Their challenge is called "How do You See Green?"...
"Create a piece of art that expresses the theme of “green” and “environment” using dry media techniques on Strathmore paper. (pencil, pastel, charcoal, etc.)"

Please visit their website for specific details. The finished work will be judged at 10am on Saturday morning. No digital manipulation or enhancements allowed.

VOICE Today Generate Challenge!

Want to be a character designer? Want to see your characters made into dolls and appear in books? All for a great cause?
Then join the VOICE Today Character Design Challenge at this year's Generate!

VOICE Today is a non-profit group which works toward the prevention of child sexual abuse and recovery for victims. They will be producing children’s books, dolls, etc., so they need character designs for those products.
The winner will receive:
- The student(s) will participate in the manufacturing process, interfacing with the China factory and Krazy Houze. They will have sign off on the final project specs (control sample) before moving into production.
- Their name(s) will be on the label as the designers, as well their name(s) will appear in / on all products listing them as the character design of Grant and Gracie.
- 12 of each doll will be made and given to the student(s).

The work to be accomplished for each of the two(2) main characters:
4 pose turn-around (front, side, ¾ front, ¾ back)
4 head turns (front, side, ¾ front, ¾ back)
Expression sheets – 8-10 expressions
5 poses
1 supporting character (of your choice)
- 4 pose turn-around (front, side, ¾ front, ¾ back)
All inked and colored! Work may be submitted as a pdf.

For more information about VOICE Today, go here.

Name That Club

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SCAD-Atlanta Illustration is forming an awesome Illustration club, and we need an awesome name that will become an awesome logo that will be tattooed on every member's forehead. Or arm. Or not.

Anyway, think of an amazing (short) name, and the winner will get free stuff!!

Send your suggestion to Prof. Lovell.
The entries will be collected and voted upon in a few days. And an official announcement about the club will be coming up in a couple of weeks, so watch for that.


Podcast to check out.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I've been listening to a couple podcasts lately, and found Big Illustration Party Time, which is all about every aspect of craft. These guys go on rants we've all gone on, discuss problems we all have, and really give some good insight to the business, both being freelancers just like ourselves. It's serious, it's funny, it's informative, and everyone should check it out, just search 'Big Illustration Party Time' in that apple store, find an episode that sparks your interest, and enjoy!

Brandon Sadler at StudioPlex

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Greetings to all,

I would like to invite you to view recent SCAD alum Brandon Sadler's newest exhibition, "Octopus Tempura", including the unveiling of his Irwin Street mural, an 100' x 10' painting on the back of the Studio Plex property.

Sadler will present “Octopus Tempura”, a collection of his new works in the Pavilion at Studioplex during the Art Walk. “The work for “Octopus Tempura” was created over the past two months, said Sadler. “When working on a concise series I typically focus on a symbol or image to bring my concepts together. The octopus became a strong force of inspiration for me recently and I’ve incorporated it heavily in this body of work.”

For more information about Sadler and to view his work, visit


Steve Sweny at SCAD

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Professional freelance illustrator of close to 30 years and good friend of mine, Steve Sweny, will be visiting SCAD during my Materials & Techniques I class this Monday Sept 21st from 12-1:30 in room 379. He will be showing his portfolio and some originals and I have also talked him into doing a demo! He is excited to do a quick portrait painting in ink of two celebrities. Come by and see who! Unless he gets the Swine Flu he will be here this time!

Who: Steve Sweny - Freelance Illustrator
What: Show & Tell and Demo!
When: Monday, Sept 12st from 12-1:30pm
Where: SCAD, Building B, Room 379 in Jay Montgomery's Class.
Why: Learn from his craft and experience, and who can pass up a demo?