Students on the ABC Certificate in Illustration @ LCC were asked to produce portraits for the following assignment:
Using the research collected during visits to the National Portrait Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Arts as a starting point choose three of the ‘Personalities’ from the list below:
Monica Ali – Writer
Ed Balls – UK Education Minister
Louise Bourgeios – Sculptor
Jade Goody – Professional Celebrity
Al Gore – US politician/Green Campaigner
Lewis Hamilton – Sportsperson
LudaCris – Rapper/ Actor
Sir Paul McCartney – John Lennon’s mate
Amy Winehouse – Musician
Create illustrations of each of your choices that communicate your understanding of the selected ‘Personalities’ appearance. You may wish to use a range of techniques to create the illustrations. The size and shape of your illustrations is also up to you. Full colour is available.
Look at existing illustrators or artist’s work and analyse its strengths and weaknesses. You could also think about a suitable environment to situate the personality in, this could be a simple image that does not clash with main portrait e.g. Architect: famous building or Writer: scene from their book.
Use lateral thinking devices to help you develop ideas for the appearance of your chosen ‘Personalities’.