For this assignment I want you to use all that you have learned so far – shapes, pen tool (manipulation of shapes), gradients and lettering. Some examples:
Using Adobe Illustrator â€“ create a document 8 Â½â€ x 11â€ to make your comic book cover.
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When designing your cover think about the following design elements:
Color: Use a limited palette but high contrast.
Composition: Use your space wisely â€“ equalize the positive and negative spaces, find interesting angles and try to be asymmetrical.
Originality: Be creative and unique, try to give your cover your own special personality â€“ donâ€™t just simply copy someone elseâ€™s cover. It is ok to look at othersâ€™ works to get inspired and get ideas, but just as in art and music, you have to make that â€œsongâ€ or â€œpaintingâ€ your own. It is real easy to plagiarize in Graphic Design.
Some Dont’s in this assignment:
No floating heads
Donâ€™t ignore the background
Unreadable wording â€“ Watch were you place words â€“ black lettering on a black surface cannot be read. Small outlined letters do not print legibly. Think hierarchy. Please look at examples!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at examples â€“ What do all comic book covers have in common? What makes a cover stand out? What makes you want to read a comic book? There are lots of examples on the Internet – just google comic book covers.
You need to turn this assignment in as an Illustrator document.
Project due at beginning of next class.
Upload to Canvas assignment > title file â€œ Your Name_project4.pdfâ€