GRAPHIC DESIGN II- MARCH, 2019
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

WED

4/24

BELLRINGER: As a look forward to the Concert Posters (Typography) Project, please complete the Typography Concert Posters Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY:

The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

THE CONCERT POSTERS. Please make sure to review all of the requirements for this project ahead of time.

MON

4/22

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. is back. We discuss and debrief to see how things are going.

WORK DAY:

The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

THE CONCERT POSTERS. Please make sure to review all of the requirements for this project ahead of time.

FRI

4/19

MR. B. HAS BEEN CLEARED BY THE DOCTOR'S TO RETURN TO WORK ON MONDAY. YAY!

FOR TODAY: Mr. B. is coming back on Monday and is expecting to see The Typography Triathlon being completed. If you still need to work on that, do so today. If you have completed this (including the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM", work on your CONCERT POSTERS PROJECT.

WED

4/17

BELLRINGER: To prepare for our upcoming CONCERT POSTER PROJECT, answer the questions in the "Concert Posters" II Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

If you have not yet completed any of the edits requested by Mr. B. by email the other day for prior work that was assigned- The "Cartoon Illustration," The Letter Logo Project. or The Illustration Logo Project, I need to see these immediately.

HERE IS IS OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: THE CONCERT POSTERS. Please make sure to review all of the requirements for this project ahead of time.

TUE

4/16

BELLRINGER: To prepare for our upcoming CONCERT POSTER PROJECT, answer the questions in the "Concert Poster" Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

If you have not yet completed any of the edits requested by Mr. B. by email the other day for prior work that was assigned- The "Cartoon Illustration," The Letter Logo Project. or The Illustration Logo Project, I need to see these immediately.

HERE IS IS OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: THE CONCERT POSTERS. Please make sure to review all of the requirements for this project ahead of time.

MON

4/15

Unfortunately, after extensive testing, the doctors do not think that Mr. B. is ready to come back to work yet. He will be out this week, but WILL be back on Monday, the 22nd of April.

FOR TODAY: Please work on your Typography Triathlon.

WORK DAY: OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

If you have not yet completed any of the prior work that was assigned- The "Cartoon Illustration," The Letter Logo Project. or The Illustration Logo Project, I need to see these immediately. I will have these grades in the gradebook by the end of the day today for all students!

HERE IS IS OUr NEXT BIG PROJECT: THE CONCERT POSTERS. Please make sure to review all of the requirements for this project ahead of time.

FRI

4/12

MR. B. should be back on MONDAY. Here is what you need to have completed by that time:

  1. You should have emailed Mr. B. (pburkhard@weldre9.k12.co.us) your CARTOON ILLUSTRATION and LETTER LOGO PROJECT. Mr. B. will try to complete the grading for this over the weekend.
  2. If you have completed your ILLUSTRATION LOGO PROJECT, please email that to Mr. B., as well.
  3. Most students should be in the process of putting together their TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON. This will be due during the block period next week.

WORK DAY:

  1. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai. When you have completed this project, please read the instructions for...
  2. OUR TWO UPCOMING LOGO PROJECTS:
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

WED

4/10

BELLRINGER: To prepare for one section of your upcoming Typography Triathalon, please complete The "Cliche" Thinking Sheet. WRITE DOWN YOUR CLICHE!

WORK DAY:

  1. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai. When you have completed this project, please read the instructions for...
  2. OUR TWO UPCOMING LOGO PROJECTS:
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

MON

4/8

BELLRINGER: If I have not received a copy of your completed projects listed below, pleas send them to me as soon as possible. Mr. B. would like to try to put SOME of these grades into the gradebook, if at all possible. This being the case, please EMAIL TO MR. B. your final .ai versions of any of the following work that you have completed:

  1. Cartoon Illustration
  2. Letter Logo Project
  3. Illustration Logo Project.

I know that everyone likes to complain that TYPOGRAPHY IS TOO HARD. It isn't, it just takes practice. To begin preparing for the upcoming Typography Triathalon, please complete the "Clever Typography Thinking Sheet."

WORK DAY:

  1. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai. When you have completed this project, please read the instructions for...
  2. OUR TWO UPCOMING LOGO PROJECTS:
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

WED

4/3

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FRI

4/5

BELLRINGER: I got a good list from Mr. Schroedl as to which students are working on what in class. Please continue working to the best of your ability on the assignments below. Mr. B. would like to try to put SOME of these grades into the gradebook, if at all possible. This being the case, please EMAIL TO MR. B. your final .ai versions of any of the following work that you have completed:

  1. Cartoon Illustration
  2. Letter Logo Project
  3. Illustration Logo Project.

WORK DAY:

  1. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai. When you have completed this project, please read the instructions for...
  2. OUR TWO UPCOMING LOGO PROJECTS:
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

MON

4/1

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TUE

4/2

BELLRINGER: Most students should have completed their Cartoon Illustration, their Letter Logo Project and should be working on the ILLUSTRATION LOGO PROJECT. Remember, you MUST make the ILLUSTRATION LOGO ENTIRELY from your own work! You may NOT copy the work of an other illustrator, but must create your logo from PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGERY.

MR. B. IS OUT TODAY. HE IS VERY, VERY SICK, recovering from hospitalization due to pneumonia and Adenovirus.

WORK DAY:

  1. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai. When you have completed this project, please read the instructions for...
  2. OUR TWO UPCOMING LOGO PROJECTS:
  3. DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT: The Typography Triathlon. Start putting together all of the necessary canvases for this assignment as soon as possible. You must stay focused and creative. DO NOT SETTLE for the first idea that pops into your head! Do not forget to complete the "TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHLON SELF EVALUATION FORM"

FRI

3/29

BELLRINGER: In preparation for our upcoming "Illustration Logo" Project, we complete the "Illustration Logo" Thinking Sheet.

MR. B. IS OUT TODAY. HE IS VERY, VERY SICK, recovering from hospitalization due to pneumonia. He should be back on MONDAY.

WORK DAY:

  1. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai. When you have completed this project, please read the instructions for...
  2. OUR TWO UPCOMING LOGO PROJECTS:

TUE

3/26

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WED

3/27

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THU

3/28

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today. All students should be working on their CARTOON ILLUSTRATION and the two LOGO PROJECTS.

MR. B. IS OUT TODAY. HE IS VERY, VERY SICK, recovering from hospitalization due to pneumonia. He should be back on MONDAY.

WORK DAY:

  1. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai. When you have completed this project, please read the instructions for...
  2. OUR TWO UPCOMING LOGO PROJECTS:

WED

3/6

 

BELLRINGER: We review the Dictionary Fundraiser Plaque. There is no real Bellringer today. Students should be done with the GREEN MONSTER today and it should be graded and in the book. All students should be working on their own CARTOON ILLUSTRATION by the end of class today.

WORK DAY:

  1. THE GREEN MONSTER PROJECT: Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork you should closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

    THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

    • Target colors
    • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
    • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
    • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
    • Breaking PEN lines.
    • Merging LINES and STROKES.
    • EXCLUDING shapes.
    • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
    • Proper use of LAYERS.
    • Colorizing graphics.
    • Creating repeating line patterns.
    • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai.

TUE

3/5

BELLRINGER: We will review the TOADY CHALLENGE AWARD submissions. Then, we will work on the GREEN MONSTER.

WORK DAY:

  1. THE GREEN MONSTER PROJECT: Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork you should closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

    THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

    • Target colors
    • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
    • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
    • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
    • Breaking PEN lines.
    • Merging LINES and STROKES.
    • EXCLUDING shapes.
    • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
    • Proper use of LAYERS.
    • Colorizing graphics.
    • Creating repeating line patterns.
    • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai.

WED

2/27

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FRI

3/1

BELLRINGER: THE BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN CHALLENGE EVER!

Please complete the "Toady" Challenge to the best of your ability, using Illustrator Pen, Shape, Fill and Stroke Tools. Save this completed image to your CHALLENGE folder for grading. The design that most closely matches the original will receive an AWESOME PRIZE on MONDAY.

PLEASE NOTE: If you did not complete the EYEBALL CHALLENGE from last class period, please do so at the start of class today. ALL STUDENTS need to be working on the GREEN MONSTER tutorial today.

WORK DAY:

  1. THE GREEN MONSTER PROJECT: Complete the "CONVERT A DRAWING INTO A VECTOR ARTWORK" video tutorial, found on the Q: Drive. If you would like to become talented at the creation of vector artwork you should closely review and practice the steps in this video. Don't let the length of the video scare you away, it is one of the best vector drawing videos that I have seen! Here is the original monster head drawing, please use it as needed to compete your tutorial. SAVE this file to your DRAWING FOLDER, call it GREEN_MONSTER.ai.

    THINGS COVERED IN THE "CONVERT A DRAWING" VIDEO:

    • Target colors
    • Outlining and creating curves (convert anchor points)
    • Making brushes (flat end, pointed end, etc.)
    • Various useful keyboard shortcuts.
    • Breaking PEN lines.
    • Merging LINES and STROKES.
    • EXCLUDING shapes.
    • Expand Appearance (Turn stroke into shape.)
    • Proper use of LAYERS.
    • Colorizing graphics.
    • Creating repeating line patterns.
    • Changing Layer colors.
  2. OUR FIRST BIG DRAWING PROJECT, the "Cartoon Illustration." Use ALL of the techniques above to create your own VECTOR ILLUSTRATION! SAVE this to your DRAWING FOLDER, call is CARTOON.ai.