Thursday, January 28, 2010

Homework Can Be Funny

This is my first assignment for the illustration class I am taking with the wonderful Carrie Hartman. We all had to write down a fond childhood memory and then pass it on to a classmate. Aside from getting an interesting topic to illustrate, it gave us the opportunity to see what it would feel like to be an "author" and have someone else illustrate something you wrote. I was thrilled with how my memory (looking for frogs and toads up at Grandma and Poppa's house in Park Rapids) turned out, my classmate's vision was so cool and very beautifully illustrated. The illustration I did had to do with a special gift my classmate made her fifth grade teacher, Mr. Johnson. The funny part is, I also had a fifth grade teacher named Mr. Johnson. He was such a great teacher, all the kids loved him. In other news: the St. Thomas gallery opening on Sunday was very nice, we had a great turnout and it was so cool to see what the other CBIG members came up with to illustrate the Minnesota theme. I'll be posting more of my classwork soon, including a attempt at pastels and a circus inspired painting.

5 comments:

barb bjornson said...

Nina,I love your work!!!! :o)

Sharon Wagner said...

What a fun project. Good job!

aimee said...

this drawing is terrific! i love the story behind it!

Shawn McCann said...

Love it Nina!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Great project idea! Your illo is so sweet. Who got your memory and where is their rendition of it? I'd love to see it.