View Full Version : please help me! under the gun
11-04-2003, 12:00 PM
this may be a dumb question? but i need to know for sure what the difference is between a black and white full tone drawing and a black and white line drawing! I'm under the gun to get a portfolio together that i have to show on the 22nd ,ive been wanting to go back to school and was just given the opportunity but ,to start in january i have to show this freakin month,
also ive read other threads that say you shouldnt show cartooning or comic book work. is this true? i have a couple of things i was going to use (mainly comic book)..........i asked my art teacher and she said they would be fine,besides the school does illustration any way...............thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!
11-04-2003, 04:43 PM
The difference between a tone drawing and a line drawing is basically shading. If you are supposed to do a B&W *line only* drawing, then you are not supposed to use shading at all. You can show the shadow by outlining it, but no shading or blending, just lines. As far as tone is concerned, it depends. If you need to do a *tone only* drawing, then do not use any lines. In order to outline, you'll need to use negative space or shadows to define the lines. If you are allowed to use line AND tone, then it's just like most drawings you see in general. Granted, this is a basic explanation, but from your post, you have taken some type of drawing/art classes before, so I hope this clears things up for you! :) As far as the contents of your portfolio, DO NOT use cartoon/anime/comic work! Most professional art schools see this in a bad light - as far as portfolios go. In my portfolio to Ringling School of Art and Design, I was going to put some of my comic book art, but my admissions counselor strongly advised me against that. If you are wanting to major in Illustration (good choice - my major, too!), concentrate on figure drawings and still lifes, drawn from life. The school basically wants to see if you can draw what you SEE (3-D), not what a photograph TELLS you is there in 2-D. Basically, their thinking is if you can draw a REAL human, than you can definitely draw a cartoon, but not necessarily the opposite!
Best of luck to you! Let us know how things turn out!
11-04-2003, 05:28 PM
THANKS I FIGURED MOST OF WHAT YOU SAID . IM FOR THE MOST PART SELF TAUGHT,BUT IM IN A CLASS RIGHT NOW WITH A STUDIO SETTING,SHE JUST ISNT HELPING TO TEACH ME WHAT I DONT AND WANT TO KNOW. IVE DONE SOME THINGS FOR WIZARD MAGAZINE COVER CONTEST I WAS GOING TO USE(A DARE DEVIL AND A WOLVERINE) BUT I MAY NEED TO RE THINK THAT.
THANKS FOR THE HELP
11-04-2003, 08:52 PM
You should think about posting the artwork you are wondering about here in the forum, so we can see what it looks like and if it could be considered "fantasy", not comic book. Just an idea...most everyone here is very supportive and give great critique advice!
11-04-2003, 10:26 PM
from my understand tonal is basically the use of grayscale, achromatic or whatever you want to call it. basically all the possible colors from black to white. a black and white is would be only those colors. since you said black and white line drawing specifically you would draw only lines without sharing or anything. hope i helped some what.
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