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Aesop's Fables




Assignment details

Pick a fable by Aesop and create an image to illustrate it.

Most of the fables will require you to "humanize" animals. That means you need to add some "human" attributes like clothing, accessories, surroundings, etc.

The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Fox and the Stork

The Lazy Hare

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

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step 1 - choose a fable

Read and choose a fable here.

Copy and paste it in a Word document, save in you folder.

step 2 - choose a scene

Choose a scene that you want to illustrate.

Think of the ways to "humanize" the main characters, the surroundings, accessories, etc.

step 3 - image search

Look for the aminal pictures that represent the main characters. You might need to save a few.

Find accessories, clothing, buildings, backgrounds, etc. All photos should be a good quality.

step 4 - creative process

Create a new file in PS: size 17x11 (or 11x17) inches, resolution 100

Combine the images that you saved to create a fable illustration.

Again, special attention to the realistic look of the final image - selections quality, color and contrast matching, etc.

"Humanize" the animals. Communicate the moral of the fable.

Save your .PSD file.

Create a folder on your drive. Name it "Fable"

Save a copy of your illustration as a .JPG file in the Fable folder (for a high quality professional printing - as .TIFF file).

step 5 - final layout

You will place your image into a poster. Application, that you are going to use is Adobe InDesign - professional publishing software.

The complete instructions are here.