Computer Drawing

Welcome, syllabi overview

Project Steps
Step 1 - Research
Step 2 - Pencil Sketch
Step 3 - Mood Board
Step 4 - Rough
Step 5 - Final Design
Step 6 - Deliverables

Key
BOC - beginning of class
EOC - end of class
WIC - work in class

Overview, Adobe Illustrator drawing tools

lecture/demo: pen tool

in-class exercise: pen tool

homework: pathfinder tools

homework: Ex | Pathfinder Tools

Introduce Proj 1: Animal Illustration

Tutorial: Creating an Animal Illustration

Homework: Step 1 Research for Animal Illustration

 
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Step 1 Research due BOC for Animal Illustration

Homework due BOC, Ex | Pathfinder Tools

lecture: global color

lecture: 8 bit, 16 bit, 24 bit color

in-class exercise: tonal family color palette

in-class exercise: vector art as wire frame build

  
  
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Proj 1 Animal Illustration, Step 2 Pencil Sketch, due BOC, class critique; have sketch of animal face completed, scanned, and imported into Illustrator as a template layer. Click for example.

WIC creating wireframe; build above template layer, use strokes only, no fills or colors.

Use pen tool, shape tools, Shape Builder tool to create illustration.

Finished wireframes due BOC 4.16

  
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Introduce Proj 2 Commencement Cover Design

Visit from Heather Mckenzie, Student Activities and Laura Mincks, CCS Graphic Designer to explain project parameters.

Proj 2 Commencement Cover Design, Step 1 Research WIC gathering research, 50 images minimum. Research graduation events and ceremonies on-line.

Collect samples which include:

  • images/techniques
  • color palette
  • typography choices

  
  

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Proj 1 Animal Illustration, Step 4 Rough (wireframe), due BOC, class critique; have wireframe animal face completed, strokes only, no color or fills.

Lecture: Color Theory

Proj 1 Animal Illustration, select color theme; complete color rationale document for color choices.

Color Rationale template

Proj 2 Commencement Cover Design, Step 1 Research due BOC on server

  

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Lecture/Demo, Gradients

Lecture/Demo, Textures

Lecture/Demo, Drop Shadows

WIC Proj 1

  

  

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Proj 1 Animal Illustration, Step 5 Final Design, submit as X1a.pdf, due BOC, class critique.

Note: PDF's and gradients are sometimes problematic; check your pdf.

Proj 1 Animal Illustration, Step 6 Packaged Deliverables, Animal Illustration, due EOC on server.

Project 1 Animal Illustration, InDesign document, submit to server.

  

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WIC Proj 2 Commencement Cover Design

  

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WIC Proj 2 Commencement Cover Design

Commencement Cover due, packaged files on server, by 11:59pm today. Package as native file, links, fonts, and X1a PDF.

Name packaged folder "your last name"-commencement.

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Seattle Trip - WIC.

Proj 3 Isometric Type, create job folder "your last name"-isometric

Step 1 - Research: gather a minimum 50 quality examples of isometric and 3D type, due BOC 5/07. Store your copy of research in the job folder for this project.

 

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Sun 5/5

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Introduce Project 3 Isometric Type, due BOC 5/09.

Lecture: Takenobu Igarashi Isometric Type

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Proj 3 Isometric Type due BOC in server folder.

Begin Proj 4 Isometric Type Animated GIF, WIC.

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Proj 4 Isometric Type Animated GIF, due BOC.

Lecture/demos, #1, #3, creating videos in Photoshop. Video #2 assigned as homework.

Begin Proj 5 Isometric Type Video, WIC.

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Proj 5 Isometric Type Video, WIC

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Proj 5 Isometric Type Video, WIC, due BOC 5/23 on server.

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Begin Proj 6 Linocut Blend
Lecture, demo, Illustrator Blend tool
Sketch botanical, scan sketch, place into Illustrator as template.

Memorial Day
No classes.

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WIC Proj 6 Linocut Blend

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Proj 6 Linocut Blend due BOC on server.

WIC Isometric Houses for new student orientation. Illustrator doc due BOC 6/4 in temp folder, titled "your last name" - house.

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Exercise Illustrator Type 1
due 6/6 BOC on server

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Exercise Illustrator Type 2
due 6/13 on server

Last day class meets.

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STUDY DAY - no classes

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GRAD SHOW!
Show up any time between 5 - 8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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