Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BYU Illustration Wins 2010 SOI Student Competition (7 Times!)

The Society of Illustrators just announced their winners for this year's Student Scholarship competition. If you don't know what the SOI is just think of it as a the Screen Actors Guild for Illustrators. The Student Scholarship Competition is a way for the SOI to recognize up and coming talent.

This year BYU got in 7 entries! Big BIG WOOT!

Here are BYU's winners (student and entry):

Anna Doxey/Eggelston:

Anthony Holden:

Will Strong:

Houston Trueblood:

Steven Waggoner:

Kelly Weed:

Jacob Wyatt:

Congratulations to everybody. This is a very strong showing from BYU this year. Other schools got in more than 15 or 20 but those schools have about 3000 illustration students attending. BYU has one of the highest ratios of winning entries to number of students in the program.

Rock on everybody.

You can see all of the winning entries here. Congrats to everybody.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Color Management Class!

Just an announcement: Ellis Elkins is teaching a color management class this THURSDAY--11 am, in A-550 of the H-fac. That's the day after tomorrow -- and it will be SO helpful. Color management is NOT editing photos, but making sure that the colors you see on your monitor when creating or editing an image are the same that come out when exporting it to a client, or when printing. It's really valuable information. Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ron Mazellan: THIS Tuesday Tuesday TUESDAY

Don't forget that we have another guest artist visiting this Tuesday Feb 16. Ron Mazellan has been an illustrator for over twenty years, has bridged market venues such as advertising, editorial and publishing industries and within recent years has committed his talent to the children's book market. He will be speaking during his time here about his art, process and influences.

Come and learn from another successful illustrator!

His evening lecture will be:
Tuesday Feb 16, 7:00 pm in the Nelke Theater

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

they're here: t-shirt FINALISTS!

Okay, here are the finals! Thanks SO much everyone who entered. We had excellent designs this year and we appreciate your participation! We're looking into printing on both the front and back of the shirts, but haven't gotten a price yet. So hopefully, we can get two of these designs on the same shirt. Anyway, cast your vote! Instructions below.

How BYU-IA Members vote::
1. Check out these designs and pick your favorite
2. Wander on over to the hall in front of F-455 in the H-fac (the Illustration BFA studio)
3. Take a yellow slip of paper (on the wall) and write your name and favorite t-shirt
4. Put the paper in the folder with the rad drawing of a dude saying "VOTE HERE" before THIS Monday, February 15th.
5. Wait in stunned excitement for your most awesome t-shirt.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Illustrators' Showcase: FRIDAY!

check this out! for all you BYU illustrators (including alumni and pre-majors) we're still accepting entries tomorrow! get them to will. we'll even accept them on friday BEFORE 1PM if you give them to me (that's when i'll leave to hang them).

for everyone else, print this out and help us advertise! even if you don't have a piece in the show, it's going to be a good time. note: there will be free food and two live bands. huzzah!

Information Meeting: TOMORROW

sorry it's such late notice, folks. it's been a crazy two weeks. hope to see you all there! it really will be super helpful to come.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Useful Face Reference

I didn't know of any other place but the blog to post this, so every one enjoy:

This was created by Shane T. Lewis.