ME:120.703 :: Color Illustration

Course Description

Offered: Third Quarter, First Year
Instructors: Corinne Sandone, Associate Professor
Credits: 3 Credits: 3 Lecture hours and 9 Studio hours per week

Transparent watercolor rendering of tissue matter, plant and animal. Emphasis on realistic form, observation of color, color matching methods, depicting texture.

Course Objectives

Using a 6-color palette, create variety of mixed color swatches. The strength of the preliminary tonal drawing is a factor in the finished painting. Understand effects of mixing complementary colors; observe qualities of pigments.

Resources

  • Department library: numerous books on watercolor painting.
  • Faculty collection of botanical illustration books.
  • Slide images of medical and scientific color work; AMI Sourcebook.
  • Autopsy for fresh tissue color.

 

Course Assignments

  • Swatch cards
  • Botanical “portrait”: Painted from observation, capturing form and color of a plant specimen.
  • Anatomical: Painted from cadaver sketches and references, translated into fresh tissue and/or didactic color.

 

Course Evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty-student interface
  • Interim class critiques
  • Individual critiques
  • Final grade

Schedule

Three half days per week.


All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education (cwill@jhmi.edu or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.

 

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