DES2104 Vector Illustrations

Cue 2nd Year; Semester 1, and this time round my blog entries are going to be of a more visual nature for the DES2104 unit on Vector Illustrations. These entries are set to focus on the content of the lectures (handy things to remember), relevant readings and/or practise, and any inspiration/ideas/work on assignments.

Week 1

The first lecture started with the basics, providing a distinction between images and pictures, and explaining how images can be considered to sit on a realism continuum.

‘The Treachery of Images’, this time with a Super Mario flair.

“Pictures are to Image what Types is to Words”

It was explained that ‘pictures’ can be considered as that which we view naturally, be it what we see in the visible world or what we see in our imagination and dreams. By comparison, an ‘image’ is an attempt to capture a picture; an representation of what we see in the world or in our minds eye.

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