Pick-Up For W&L Books

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out for Wizards and Lizards! 

The response to this project was just astounding - over 130 entries! Jurying all of the works was definitely a difficult task; here is the official list of contributors:

Jade Achoy, Kevin Bongang, Thomas Burns, April Dukes, Angela Ethridge, Taylor Francis, Colin Geller, Kwang II Han, Annick Huber, Dosung Hwang, Nazanin Kani, Rick Lovell, Mike Lowery, Heather Lund, Kiara McGruder, Erin McManness, Ruth Metharg, Mawhyah Milton, Armineh Moghadasi, Dylan Moore, Mallory Nall, Mike Netland, Jonquel Norwood, Diego Penuela, Kristen Petty, Kit Race, Hilary Smith, David Song, Josh Thompson, Kelsey Thor, Amanda Todd, Sean Twiddy, Jennifer Volkman, Katrin Wiehle, Ai Zhang

*** If you are a contributor, you may stop by to get your copy of the book from Rick or Mike starting Wednesday afternoon, May 30th, and until Thursday afternoon, May 31st. Books will NOT be available after Thursday!

The book was in production over the weekend and today:
Screenprinted covers in blue and black, 
1400 pages of Wizards and Lizards, 
lots of cutting, sorting, and binding,
and finally stacks of amazing books and feelings of epic teamwork and accomplishment
(to the tune of Mike's Wizard and Lizard song)!

Thank you guys so much again for coming out to support the project!!!!

Wizards & Lizards Entry Requirements

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

We know everyone is itching to submit their amazing ideas for the epic "Wizards and Lizards" Activity Book, so without further ado, here's all you need to get started!


Dylan Moore: Student Spotlight

Thursday, May 10, 2012

We are proud to put Dylan Moore, Illustration BFA candidate, in the Illustration Student Spotlight. Dylan's Out to Launch display was voted Best in Show in the Illustration category, and he continues to produce great work in class and beyond.


1. Where are you from?

I was born in Maryland, right outside the DC area, but have spent most of my life in Charlotte, North Carolina.


2. Where have you been to school?

I took a couple dual enrollment courses at a local community college in Charlotte while I was in high school, but, other than that, SCAD is the only school I have attended. I was home-schooled up until coming here.


3. What attracted you to Illustration?

Illustration seemed to be a haven for representation drawing and painting. Representational, and especially figurative work comes and goes, within Fine Art, according to the zeitgeist; but it is always needed in Illustration. I also had a love for illustrators such as N. C. Wyeth and J. C. Leyendecker


4. Who are your biggest influences?

James Jean, Sterling Hundley, Toulouse-Lautrec, all of the Surrealists and Symbolists, Andrew Hem, Aryz, Przemek Blejzyk, Phil Hale, Kent Williams, Jeremy Enecio, etc.


5. If you weren’t studying illustration at SCAD, what would you likely be doing?

I spent the majority of my life convinced that I was going to study Marine Biology in Wilmington. I don't know if I would have actually gone through with that, and even if I did I would definitely still be doing art on my own.


6. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Sing, play music, and read.


7. What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I am obsessed with movies. Really, really obsessed... also, I can juggle.


8. What would your dream job/client be and why?

I would love to create covers for Vertigo. I think part of me still wants to become James Jean (not just to become like him, but actually become him)


9. What’s your typical process for creating your artwork (technique, media, etc)?

Most of my work is created physically with colored pencil and oil paint, and then brought in to Photoshop to add elements and/or tweak colors and values. Colored pencil and oil paint is fun because the solvents that I use to thin the paint also break down the wax in the colored pencil. It's not a completely controlled process though (which I enjoy). In some areas the pencil shows through, and in some areas it melts into the paint.


10. Sum up your personal philosophy in 25 words or less.

Wow, uhm... Work hard, hope for the best, and understand that, good or bad, things go exactly the way they are supposed to... and draw.

ILLUSTRATIVE // kai lin art gallery

There's a group show at the Kai Lin Art Gallery next week with a piece by me and a few other SCAD folks. Hope to see you there.

WIZARDS AND LIZARDS: a call for entries

"Wizards and Lizards" is a collaborative project put together by the SCAD Illustration Department, in the form of an epic activity book!
This book will feature original illustrative activities that are themed around all forms of magic/sorcery/wizardry and dinosaurs/reptiles/dragons/scaley creatures; coming together in a legendary explosion of fun and adventure for grown-ups. Yes, that's right - this book can be enjoyed by all ages!

We are looking for illustrated activities in YOUR style - cartoony, collage, painterly, realistic, etc.

Ideas for activities might include (but are not limited to):
- Mazes
- Finish the Drawing
- Fill in the Scene
- Tic Tac Toe
- Hangman
- Crossword Puzzles
- Find the Difference Drawings
- or anything awesome that you can think of!

(Reach wayyyy back to all those days of grabbing the crayons at restaurants with mom and dad and happily scribbling away at those fun menus!)

Feel free to submit as many images as you like, but keep in mind these things:
- Must be grayscale
- We are estimating the book size to be approximately 5x8"
- Must fit within the theme
- And this will be "juried" by our professors - high quality stuff, please!

We will have more solid details to come, as such submission deadline, and how to format and submit your files. But for now, start brainstorming! This book will be printed and published through SCAD, and will hopefully be for sale in some local galleries.

And did we mention anyone who has an illustration in the book will receive one free copy? Great portfolio material (nudge, nudge)!

(thanks to Grad Erin Mcmanness for writing this up for us and designing the super awesome promo, and to the Directed Projects class for the drawings of WIZARD LIZARDS).