Selfportraits in Illustrator

Posted on Sep 14, 2009 in design | 4 Comments

In the spring semester of 2009 I taught several students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts , the basics of Adobe Illustrator. The time for each group was relatively short, five afternoons per group.

The students of graphic designs was a very mixed group. Many had never opened Illustrator but a few had some experience. Hardly anyone had used the Pen Tool of Illustrator. In the fourth session I had them use what ever they had learned to make a self portrait. I was quite happy with the result. Some of the portraits are excellent, but most of them are very descriptive of the characters.

Originally inspiration for this assignment was from Sean HodgeDraw Your Self Portrait ” on AiBurn. I showed this to the students but gave them absolute freedom to use what they had learned in this short time.

Actually there is no need to have the names. All the portraits look very much like the author, even the cubic one 😀

So here you go, an exhibition:

self6

self11

self18self8

self23

self22 self16self7

self2

self3 self4

self22

self10self19

self5

self13

self17

self9

self15

4 Comments

  1. Tweets that mention Selfportraits in Illustrator : font.is -- Topsy.com
    14.09.2009

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sigurdur Armannsson. Sigurdur Armannsson said: @seanHodge Self portraits in Illustrator by my students. http://is.gd/3goQN […]

  2. Esben Thomsen
    14.09.2009

    Talent! Excellent work

  3. inspirationbit
    14.09.2009

    Great job with the students, Sigurdur. You’ve got some very talented and imaginative ones there indeed.

  4. ring
    14.09.2009

    kærar þakkir fyrir námskeiðið… já og þolinmæðina þar sem að ég var tölvulaus fyrstu tímana : )

    þetta var afskaplega fræðandi fyrir mig – enda aldrei opnað illustrator áður ; )

    takktakk

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