GRAPHIC DESIGN I- ONLINE COURSE/ SPRING, 2020
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

TUE

5/12

SENIORS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL FOR A LINK TO THE FINAL EXAMINATION. IT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO ME BY MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th.

MON

5/18

WHAT'S DUE? All students should have received an email MONDAY morning with a link to the Final Examination for this semester. You will have until midnight on Wednesday to complete this test.

MON

5/11

WHAT'S DUE?

  • SENIORS: Watch for an email TUESDAY morning with a link to the Final Examination for this semester. You will have until midnight on Wednesday to complete this test.
  • Underclassmen: No new projects or assignments this week. More than half of you have outstanding work in this class from our online school period. Please use this week to get caught up on any work that you have not completed or submitted. Please do the work to get the grade that you deserve in this course!

WED

5/6

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 5/10:

  • THE FINISH THE FONT PROJECT: 50 POINTS

VIRTUAL CLASS FROM TODAY: Only Sidney and Angel and I were there for the Virtual Class period. We discussed the assignment for this week and discuss the Final for a few minutes. Very short class.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

MON

5/4

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 5/10:

  • THE FINISH THE FONT PROJECT: 50 POINTS

THIS WEEK- THE FINISH THE FONT PROJECT.

  • Last week, we spent some time reviewing how to use the UNION/DIVIDE and GRADIENT tools in YOUIDRAW. This week's assignment will be more of a creative exercise. It is very simple. Pretend that you have been hired as an apprentice Graphic Designer at a design firm. On your first day at work, your boss indicates that the company is creating a specialized font for a client's marketing campaign. He has started the font by creating the first 5 letters:

  • To complete this project, all you need to do is use your creativity to complete the NEXT five letters of the alphabet- F, G, H, I and J.
  • A few notes about this assignment:
    • You need to create letters for this font that MATCHES the look of the first 5 letters!
    • NOTE: These are all CAPITAL LETTERS. Your letters should be capital letters, as well.
    • Please maintain the RADIAL GRADIENT in each letter, with RED as the center color and a TEAL color as the outside color.
    • Letters from the first five of the set incorporate rounded shapes and thin lines. Your next five letters for the set should do the same.
    • Make all of your letters the same height.
    • PLEASE NOTE: This is a CREATIVITY exercise. There are definite design problems with this assignment. SOLVE THE PROBLEMS AS BEST YOU CAN IN A WAY THAT FITS THE ORIGINAL SET!
    • WANT EXTRA CREDIT? Complete a set of LOWER CASE letters for the letters F, G, H, I and J that match this theme, as well. (Complete this to receive DOUBLE CREDIT for this project!)
    • Share your YOUIDRAW canvas with me, call it FINISH_THE_FONT.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

WED

4/29

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/26

  • GRADIENT FONT PROJECT: 50 POINTS
  • FINAL DRAFT OF TRAVEL POSTER: 100 POINTS.

VIRTUAL CLASS FROM TODAY: Only Sidney and Angel and I were there for the Virtual Class period. We discussed the assignment for this week and how the UNION/DIVIDE and GRADIENT tools work. If you need help with this, review the video!

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

MON

4/27

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/26

  • GRADIENT FONT PROJECT: 50 POINTS
  • FINAL DRAFT OF TRAVEL POSTER: 100 POINTS.

THIS WEEK: We have one new assignment and a final draft touch-up of an old assignment for this week. If you get stuck on the GRADIENT FONTS PROJECT, please make sure to come to the VIRTUAL CLASS on Wednesday, I will be demonstrating techniques, as needed!

  1. THE GRADIENT FONTS PROJECT.
    • Here is a sample version of this project that Mr. B. created. Please DO NOT try to copy his letters!

    • To complete this project, you will be doing two things:
      • Use the UNION/DIVIDE tools in YOUIDRAW to create your own font (I won't make you create the whole alphabet, just the letters A, B, C, D and E.) You will use shape tools and line tools, as well as UNION/DIVIDE tools to make a set of letters for a font that look like they belong together. You will also include a GRADIENT on each of your letters. At least THREE of your letters should be created by using the UNION/DIVIDE tools. I used them for B, C and D.
      • SPECIAL NOTE FOR SIDNEY: You will also be using these UNION/DIVIDE tools. In your program, they are in the PATHFINDER window, using the SHAPE MODES buttons. You should be able to figure them out pretty easily. If you get stuck, try the F1 help button and look for "ILLUSTRATOR COMBINING OBJECTS."
      • Share your YOUIDRAW canvas with me, call it FONTS.
      • Here is a diagram on how to use the UNION/SUBTRACT tools, use CTRL CLICK to select your two figures!:

    • Use the YOUIDRAW TEXT PROPERTIES, you will recreate the letters A, B, C, D and E, each in a DIFFERENT FONT FROM YOUIDRAW. You will also include a different GRADIENT and a STROKE around each letter. TO DO THIS, make sure you click the CONVERT TEXT TO OUTLINES BUTTON IN THE TEXT PROPERTIES WINDOW!
  1. THE TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT: For this week, please watch for an email from me on Monday or Tuesday. In this email, I will give you some instructions for adjusting your rough draft of your TRAVEL POSTER in preparation for your FINAL DRAFT. Please do what I ask to give your TRAVEL POSTER the best look you can. Of course, this means that I have received your TRAVEL POSTER DRAFT. If you have not yet done so, please submit this as soon as possible!
    • RULES FOR THE TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT:
      • You can select any location that you wish for your poster. Real, local, dream vacation, fictitious, whatever you wish.
      • Your poster should be reminiscent of a Vintage Travel Poster: Bright colors, Bold Typography, simplified graphics.
      • Your poster should show possible activities that you could be participating in at your destination- horseback riding, shopping, skiing, etc.
      • You will probably want to locate some source images for your poster- feel free to be creative in combining images to create your final work.
      • Most posters have a decorative border. Yours should do the same.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

WED

4/22

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/26

  • The UPC PROBLEM- 50 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT- COMPLETED DRAFT FORWARDED BY SUNDAY, 4/26.

VIRTUAL CLASS FROM TODAY: Only Sidney and I were there for the Virtual Class period, which was a little disappointing. We talked for quite a while, but I am only including the information pertinent to Graphic Design class in the video. We spent time discussing our projects and the end of the year, including the Final Examination.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

MON

4/20

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/26

  • The UPC PROBLEM- 50 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT- COMPLETED DRAFT FORWARDED BY SUNDAY, 4/26.

THE ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. We start with another fun, light assignment, just to get warmed up. This is the UPC PROBLEM. You will be doing this on a YOUIDRAW canvas. You can place either of the two linked UPC codes into your canvas, as needed, although it would be nice if you created your own. BE CREATIVE! Make a STATEMENT, this is supposed to be an EDITORIAL PROJECT.
  2. THE TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT: We started working on this last week, rules and instructions are below. Please continue to work on this. I would like to see it in a completed draft form by SUNDAY. I will have recommendations to improve your work at that time. Here are the rules for this project:
    • RULES FOR THE TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT:
      • You can select any location that you wish for your poster. Real, local, dream vacation, fictitious, whatever you wish.
      • Your poster should be reminiscent of a Vintage Travel Poster: Bright colors, Bold Typography, simplified graphics.
      • Your poster should show possible activities that you could be participating in at your destination- horseback riding, shopping, skiing, etc.
      • You will probably want to locate some source images for your poster- feel free to be creative in combining images to create your final work.
      • Most posters have a decorative border. Yours should do the same.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

WED

4/15

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/19

  • The CIRCLE/ SQUARE/ TRIANGLE PROBLEM- 50 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTERS THINKING SHEET- 25 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTER TYPOGRAPHY THINKING SHEET- 25 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT- PROGRESS DEMONSTRATED BY SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH.

VIRTUAL CLASS FROM TODAY: PLEASE REVIEW if you were not in attendance! We discuss our two assignments for this week (although I did not set the ZOOM to record until 10 minutes into class, oops!) and spend a decent amount of time reviewing the TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

MON

4/13

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/19

  • The CIRCLE/ SQUARE/ TRIANGLE PROBLEM- 50 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTERS THINKING SHEET- 25 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTER TYPOGRAPHY THINKING SHEET- 25 points.
  • The TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT- PROGRESS DEMONSTRATED BY SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH.

ACCESSING FONTS IN YOUIDRAW: Over and over again, I made the same comment regarding your Illustrated Logos, that you could use more than ONE FONT in your design. Angel finally asked, "How do you access fonts in YOUIDRAW"? Below is your answer. If I marked you DOWN for using boring fonts on your LOGOS, please feel free to rework you designs with updated fonts and resubmit for more points.

THE ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. We start with a relatively easy one for a change! As a warm-up, complete the CIRCLE/ SQUARE TRIANGLE PROBLEM. You will be doing this on a YOUIDRAW canvas. BE CREATIVE. If you want extra credit, have all of your solutions fit into a particular THEME!

    A NOTE ABOUT POINTS FOR THIS PROJECT: I am going to grade this on a strict 50/25/0 points scale. If you show effort and thought about all 18 solutions, I will give you 50 points, if you do not do the assignment, I will give you zero points. Anything else, I will give you 25 points. I am willing to give you ONE EXTRA CREDIT POINT for each solution that I recognize, as well as up to 20 point of extra credit if your solutions all fit a theme. That is as many as 38 extra credit points. Wow!

  2. I have always been a huge fan of Vintage Travel Posters. I can't afford to collect them, of course, but here is a sampling of them from the Internet. Notice how they take iconic scenes from famous travel locations and simplify them into colorful illustrations. To more closely analyze how these work and what they look like, please complete THE TRAVEL POSTERS THINKING SHEET.
  3. One of the things we have been spending LOTS of time reviewing lately is TYPOGRAPHY. Typography is KEY to the design and layout of the Vintage Travel Poster. To see how typography is used in some posters and get some ideas for your own designs, please complete the TRAVEL POSTER TYPOGRAPHY THINKING SHEET.
  4. THE TRAVEL POSTER PROJECT: Now that we have talked about the project for awhile, let's get down to the rules:
    • You can select any location that you wish for your poster. Real, local, dream vacation, fictitious, whatever you wish.
    • Your poster should be reminiscent of a Vintage Travel Poster: Bright colors, Bold Typography, simplified graphics.
    • Your poster should show possible activities that you could be participating in at your destination- horseback riding, shopping, skiing, etc.
    • You will probably want to locate some source images for your poster- feel free to be creative in combining images to create your final work.
    • Most posters have a decorative border. Yours should do the same.

NOTE REGARDING THIS PROJECT: This project is a little larger and more complex than most of the ones that we have completed so far. For this project, I would like to see strong evidence of your work forwarded to me by SUNDAY, APRIL 19th. The completed version of this project will be due next week.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

WED

4/8

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/12 (instructions are below under Monday's posting.)

  • The TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART THREE- THE PERSONAL LOGOS- 50 points.
  • The TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON SELF-EVALUATION FORM: 25 points.
  • The ILLUSTRATION LOGO PROJECT: 50 points.

VIRTUAL CLASS FROM TODAY: PLEASE REVIEW if you were not in attendance! We discuss our two assignments for this week and spend a decent amount of time reviewing the 6 Rules of Good Logo Design, so that you are prepared for the LOGO project this week. PLEASE REVIEW!

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

MON

4/6

WHAT'S DUE? All of the following assignments and projects are due at Midnight on 4/12.

  • The TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART THREE- THE PERSONAL LOGOS- 50 points.
  • The TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON SELF-EVALUATION FORM: 25 points.
  • The ILLUSTRATION LOGO PROJECT: 50 points.

THE ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. We are almost done with our TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON.

    OUR PROJECT- The TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART THREE- THE PERSONAL LOGOS: PLEASE READ THE RULES VERY CLOSELY FOR THIS PROJECT!

    We will be doing this project in YOUIDRAW, as we did with the last two parts of this project.You will be illustrating FIVE PERSONAL LOGOS using Typography and your own creativity. Please do this on a single canvas in YOUIDRAW. Call the canvas LOGOS and share the final canvas with me over Google Drive when you are done.

    A NOTE ABOUT POINTS FOR THIS PART OF THE PROJECT: These logos are worth 10 points each, for a total of 50 points. You need to use ONLY TYPOGRAPHICAL SYMBOLS and BLACK and WHITE to create your illustrated logos. You are allowed, as always, to modify letters using YOUIDRAW, if you wish.

  2. When you are done with the LOGOS, please complete THIS TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON SELF-EVALUATION FORM. Complete the form, telling Mr. B. what OCCUPATION each of your logos was meant to represent, as well as your CLICHE, in case I can't tell what they are!
  3. We talked about The Illustration Logo Project back when we still at school (doesn't that seem like a MILLION years ago?) Please use the skills that you have gained in completing your TYPOGRAPHY projects and your GEOMETRIC ANIMAL to finish this project in YOUIDRAW. Do your best to create a professional looking work, to include the company name and an illustrated "mascot."

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

THU

4/2

WHAT'S DUE?

  • Please complete the VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING TIME SURVEY by the end of the day on Thursday. This will be a 25 point assignment!
  • The TYPOGRAPHY CLICHE THINKING SHEET: Due on Sunday (4/5) at Midnight.
  • The TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART TWO- THE CLICHE": Please send this to me by Sunday (4/5) at Midnight.

THE OPENERS:

  1. I need to know when to hold our next online class. Please fill out the VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING TIME SURVEY by the end of the day on THURSDAY! This will be a 25 point assignment, for 34 seconds worth of work!
  2. We are partway through our TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON. To prepare for the next leg of this triathalon, you will need a cliche. How are you gonna get that? By completing the TYPOGRAPHICAL CLICHE THINKING SHEET. This will help you find a good cliche to illustrate typographically. Make sure that you select one that is school appropriate! This form is due on Sunday and will be graded for a total of 25 points.

OUR PROJECT- The TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART TWO- THE CLICHE: PLEASE READ THE RULES VERY CLOSELY FOR THIS PROJECT!

We will be doing this project in YOUIDRAW, as we did with the last part of this project.You will be illustrating a SINGLE CLICHE using Typography and your own creativity. Please do this on a single canvas in YOUIDRAW. Call the canvas CLICHE and share the final canvas with me over Google Drive when you are done.

A NOTE ABOUT POINTS FOR THIS PART OF THE PROJECT: This single canvas is worth 50 points! You ABSOLUTELY must be as creative and clever as possible with this creation. You need to use ONLY TYPOGRAPHICAL SYMBOLS and COLOR to create your illustration. You are allowed, as always, to modify letters using YOUIDRAW, if you wish. NOTE: If you just rip off some canvas with a couple of crooked words, you will receive a failing grade on this project, put some thought and creativity into this one!

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CLASS: I would like to try to get together with as many of you as can on FRIDAYS at 10:00 am. I will send out invitations for our first virtual class by email on Friday, March 25th, so be ready with your ZOOM ACCOUNT.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK: Please SHARE your completed drawing with me on Google Drive. I would also like a copy of the original photograph that you used for this project, as well, so send that to me by email. This will be a 50 point project. EFFORT will be required to get a high score on this work!

MON

3/30

WHAT'S DUE?

  • The BAD TYPOGRAPHY THINKING SHEET: Due on Wednesday (4/1) at Midnight.
  • The GEOMETRIC ANIMAL: Please send this to me by Wednesday (4/1) at Midnight.

THE OPENER: We are partway through our TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, with that in mind, how about we analyze some "not-so-great" typography? Please complete the BAD TYPOGRAPHY THINKING SHEET. This will be graded on WEDNESDAY and will be worth 25 points.

OUR PROJECT- The GEOMETRIC ANIMAL: Remember a couple of months ago, when you created some geometrical animals that looked like the following?:

   
   
   
 

 

 

OUR PROJECT- The GEOMETRIC ANIMAL, CONTINUED: For this project, you will be creating YOUR OWN version of a geometric animal. The good news is that you get to SELECT YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR OWN ANIMAL THAT YOU WISH TO CREATE. The other good news is that you can make this artwork in any way that you wish with regards to colors, design, etc. The BAD news is that you will need to create the design YOURSELF, you won't have any underlying geometry to copy, you will need to do it yourself.

For this project, you will be using YOUIDRAW. You can place your original image on the canvas using FILE>INSERT IMAGE. You will probably be using the PEN TOOL for much of this. You can access OPACITY by clicking on the SPECIAL EFFECTS tab (the feather) on the right side of your screen.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK: Please SHARE your completed drawing with me on Google Drive. I would also like a copy of the original photograph that you used for this project, as well, so send that to me by email. This will be a 50 point project. EFFORT will be required to get a high score on this work!

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

VIRTUAL CLASS: I only saw 4-5 of you on our Virtual Class last Friday. I will be holding another class this week, but probably later in the day, so that more of you can attend. Watch your email for an invite!

FRI

3/27

WHAT'S DUE?

  • CLEVER TYPOGRAPHY SHEET DUE TODAY,
  • TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON WORDS DUE TODAY.

THE VIRTUAL CLASS: It was great to see a few of you again. We only had a total of four students come online for this class. I am thinking of having our classes later in the day, probably in the afternoon, starting next week. For those of you that were NOT in attendance, you may want to review. At the very end of the session, I do some review of EDITING ANCHOR POINTS in YOUIDRAW, so check it out.

THE OPENER: So, everyone likes to complain that TYPOGRAPHY IS TOO HARD! Oh, Phooey! To begin preparing for our upcoming Typography Triathalon ( first leg of this Triathalon starts today!), please complete the "Clever Typography Thinking Sheet." This will be a graded assignment, due on FRIDAY, MARCH 27th.

OUR PROJECT: TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART ONE: I have been doing this Triathalon Project for almost 15 years at Highland High School. There is usually a prize involved for the student that executes these three mini-projects the best. I do not know what that will be this year, but I will try to think of something!

PLEASE READ THE RULES VERY CLOSELY FOR THIS PROJECT!

We will be doing this project in YOUIDRAW. Hopefully by this time, students all have access to a computer and to Google Drive. You will be illustrating a series of ten words typographically for this part of the project. Please do this on a single canvas in YOUIDRAW and share the final canvas with me over Google Drive when you are done.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CLASS: I would like to try to get together with as many of you as can on FRIDAYS at 10:00 am. I will send out invitations for our first virtual class by email on Friday, March 25th, so be ready with your ZOOM ACCOUNT.

WED

3/25

WHAT'S DUE?

  • JAZZY PAWS THINKING SHEET due today.
  • LETTER YOUIDRAW CANVAS due today.
  • CLEVER TYPOGRAPHY SHEET by FRIDAY, 3/27,
  • TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON WORDS by FRIDAY, MARCH 27th.

THE OPENER: So, everyone likes to complain that TYPOGRAPHY IS TOO HARD! Oh, Phooey! To begin preparing for our upcoming Typography Triathalon ( first leg of this Triathalon starts today!), please complete the "Clever Typography Thinking Sheet." This will be a graded assignment, due on FRIDAY, MARCH 27th.

OUR PROJECT: TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, PART ONE: I have been doing this Triathalon Project for almost 15 years at Highland High School. There is usually a prize involved for the student that executes these three mini-projects the best. I do not know what that will be this year, but I will try to think of something!

PLEASE READ THE RULES VERY CLOSELY FOR THIS PROJECT!

We will be doing this project in YOUIDRAW. Hopefully by this time, students all have access to a computer and to Google Drive. You will be illustrating a series of ten words typographically for this part of the project. Please do this on a single canvas in YOUIDRAW and share the final canvas with me over Google Drive when you are done.

STRUGGLING?: Let me know! I have been staying near my computer during school hours all week. If you email me, I will do my best to help!

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CLASS: I would like to try to get together with as many of you as can on FRIDAYS at 10:00 am. I will send out invitations for our first virtual class by email on Friday, March 25th, so be ready with your ZOOM ACCOUNT.

MON

3/23

NOTE FROM MR. B.: Over the next couple of weeks, we will be conducting Graphic Design business online. While we do not all have access to Adobe Illustrator, as we have been using in the classroom, I have located a fairly decent vector graphics program online that will work within your Google account and will allow us to complete many of the remaining projects that we had for the semester from your home computer. We will need to adapt some work, but we will do our best to continue to work just as we did in the classroom. I will be giving you a number of Graphics assignments and projects over the next couple of weeks. Do your very best to complete these assignments in any way and using any resources, that you can. I will accept almost any work, as long as you are trying to give a strong effort. If you do not complete any work, you will not receive a decent grade or possibly even credit for this class.

LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES: I would like to be able to have a virtual class period, using Zoom, at least one time per week. Please watch for details of this in the near future on this page and by email. In the meantime, PLEASE GO TO ZOOM.US AND CREATE AN ACCOUNT, USING YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS. This will allow you to participate in online virtual classes later this week.

FOR THE START OF THIS WEEK: Here are a few things that I would like all class members to complete by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH:

  1. CATCHING UP: I notice that only one student had a chance to complete the JAZZY PAWS THINKING SHEET. Please complete this by WEDNESDAY for grading. ALSO: Please make sure you review ALL 64 entries before you start answering the questions!
  2. FINDING OUR APP: Please go to the youidraw.com website drawing page. You are presented with a couple of choices here, "AVAILABLE IN CHROME WEB STORE." If you can, click this option, which will install youidraw as a Google Drive app for use when you log in to your school account. You will also see "START NOW" as an option. This will take you to the drawing screen. Notice that there is a LOG IN button in the upper right corner. LOG IN! This will allow you to save your work on your school Google Drive.
  3. FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND: Please start a new drawing in YOUIDRAW, either by going to their website or by clicking NEW>MORE>YOUIDRAW from your school Google Drive. CLICK DRAWING when given an option. Click the START FROM NEW button in the upper left of the screen. When your drawing space comes up, if your screen does not look like the image below:

click on the YELLOW QUESTION MARK in the upper right corner. SPEND TIME reviewing all of the LEARN MORE LINKS to learn how this program operates.

  1. CREATING SOMETHING: Using your knowledge gained regarding this program, DUPLICATE the following image as closely as you can, including fonts, colors, strokes, etc.

  1. SAVING AND SUBMITTING: Use the BIG RED FILE MENU ICON in the upper left of your drawing program to SAVE AS. Call your drawing LETTER. This will save your letter drawing as a .YDR file to your Google Drive. SHARE THIS FILE with MR. B. for grading by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th. You can also EXPORT your file as a .PNG or a .JPG by clicking the EXPORT button in the upper right corner, but it will have a watermark on it unless you upgrade the program.

THU

3/12

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. is out today, so there are TWO bellringers! Woohoo! We prepare for our upcoming LOGO PROJECT by completing the "Jazzy Paws" Thinking Sheet. I would also like you to put some thought into the upcoming "Illustration Logo" Project by completing the "Illustration Logo" Thinking Sheet. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON EACH FORM!

If you have not yet done so, please SUBMIT your .JPG files of your FIRE_DEPARTMENT_PATCH file to the Fire Department by clicking on their SUBMISSION FORM FROM THEIR WEBSITE. Please name your file:

HHS_GRAPHIC_PATCH_lastname.jpg

WORK DAY: Work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

MON

3/9

&

TUE

3/10

BELLRINGER: By the end of class today, please save your .AI/.JPG files into your folder AND THE FIRE_DEPARTMENT_PATCH folder on the Q: DRIVE. The Fire Department has asked that we submit all of our entries through their SUBMISSION FORM FROM THEIR WEBSITE. Please name your file:

HHS_GRAPHIC_PATCH_lastname.jpg

and visit Mr. B. before the end of class, so that we can submit your design today, as Mr. B. will not be here on Thursday and the contest ends over Spring Break.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT. If you happen to have completed your Fire Department Project, please work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

FRI

3/6

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please work on your PATCH PROJECT or your LOGOS.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT. Here is the website for the original patch contest on the Ault-Pierce Fire Department Page.

I am hearing some students indicating that they are getting "tired of" working on the Patch Project. I have tried to minimize the amount of "other" projects that we have had lately, so that students can dedicate time to working on a product that offers a nice payday. However; we do have some other projects on the horizon, as seen below. If you happen to have completed your Fire Department Project or want a little diversion, you can work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

THU

3/5

BELLRINGER: We preview our upcoming LOGO Projects. Then- work day! We will have much of our second half of class interrupted by Special Olympics. For this, we will be dismissed to the Gym at 9:20.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT. Here is the website for the original patch contest on the Ault-Pierce Fire Department Page.

I am hearing some students indicating that they are getting "tired of" working on the Patch Project. I have tried to minimize the amount of "other" projects that we have had lately, so that students can dedicate time to working on a product that offers a nice payday. However; we do have some other projects on the horizon, as seen below. If you happen to have completed your Fire Department Project or want a little diversion, you can work on the following two projects, in order:

OUR LOGO PROJECTS:

TUE

3/3

BELLRINGER: No bellringers for today, we really need time to work on our PATCH PROJECT, it is due sooner than you think...

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT.

MON

3/2

BELLRINGER: We haven't had a CHALLENGE in a little while. Please complete the WALKING PEOPLE CHALLENGE. Save this to your CHALLENGE FOLDER as walking_people.ai before the end of class.

WORK DAY: Work on the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT.

THU

2/27

&

FRI

2/28

BELLRINGER: We are on kind of a schedule to get the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT going, so spend time working on your GREEN MONSTER.

WORK DAY: 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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.

TUE

2/25

BELLRINGER:The Fire Department Website is unblocked. Please spend a few minutes reviewing the requirements and completing the "FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH REVIEW."

We are on kind of a schedule to get the FIRE DEPARTMENT PATCH PROJECT going, so spend time working on your GREEN MONSTER.

WORK DAY: 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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.

MON

2/24

BELLRINGER: We discuss a possible "MONEY PROJECT."

The Ault/ Pierce Fire Department has a new contest to design their Department Patch for this year. They are offering a 150 dollar award to the winning design, as well as a 20 minute helicopter ride for two in the Greeley MedEvac Chopper. We can participate in this if we wish.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED TODAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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 it CARTOON.ai.

FRI

2/21

BELLRINGER: Nothing new or special today. Please be working on the GREEN MONSTER drawing today.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED TODAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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 it CARTOON.ai.

THU

2/20

BELLRINGER: As a little warm-up for the day, please complete the EYEBALL CHALLENGE. Pick any four in a row and replicate them on a single ILLUSTRATOR canvas using PEN, SHAPE and DIRECT SELECTION TOOLS. When you are done, EXPORT your image as a .JPG and save it to your CHALLENGE FOLDER, call it EYEBALLS.jpg.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED TODAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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 it CARTOON.ai.

TUE

2/18

BELLRINGER: We review The TOADY CHALLENGE, and reveal the winner!

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...) THIS WILL BE GRADED ON THURSDAY IN CLASS!
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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 it CARTOON.ai.

THU

2/13

BELLRINGER: Nacona and Tristan- See me at the start of class today to go over a few DRAWING TIPS.

If you have not yet finished The TOADY CHALLENGE, do so today. The AWESOME PRIZE will be given out next week. It is a GREAT prize! Save your final product to the Q: DRIVE TOAD_CHALLENGE FOLDER- SAVE one LASTNAME_TOAD.ai and EXPORT a LASTNAME_TOAD.jpg.

WORK DAY:

  1. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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 it CARTOON.ai.

MON

2/10

and

TUE

2/11

BELLRINGER: Only four students in class today, due to PSAT Testing for Sophomores and Juniors.

A MAJOR EVENT IN THE GRAPHIC DESIGN II SPRING SEMESTER- The TOADY CHALLENGE! This year, there is an AWESOME PRIZE! Trust me. Do your best! Save your final product to the Q: DRIVE TOAD_CHALLENGE FOLDER- SAVE one LASTNAME_TOAD.ai and EXPORT a LASTNAME_TOAD.jpg.

If you are not sure how to manipulate CURVES in ILLUSTRATOR for this Challenge, please review the DRAWING VIDEO TUTORIAL at about the 12:30 mark!

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY (continued): The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.
  2. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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.
  3. 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 it CARTOON.ai.

FRI

2/7

BELLRINGER: No major bellringers today. Please see Mr. B. today with a completed SELFIE TYPOGRAPHY PORTRAIT.

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.
  2. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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.
  3. 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.

THU

2/6

BELLRINGER: Time for an actual CHALLENGE. This will be GRADED AS AN ASSESSMENT, so do you very best to make this look exactly as the original! Please complete THE LION CHALLENGE!

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait.
  2. "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it all anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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.
  3. 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

2/4

BELLRINGER: Let's learn something NEW in Illustrator! This one is EASY, and comes with complete step-by-step instructions. Complete the RADIAL DESIGN IN ILLUSTRATOR THINKING SHEET. Please note that at the end, I ask you to create a canvas of your own design using the RADIAL COPY TOOL. Save both of your canvases to your CHALLENGE FOLDER for grading.

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.
  2. OUR UPCOMING "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it all anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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.
  3. 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.

MON

2/3

BELLRINGER: Yay! Challenge time! This one isn't tough, just make sure to follow the instructions! Complete the "Vanishing Point" Challenge. Save your final file as an .ai file in your CHALLENGE folder.

The FBLA NAMETAG results are in. It's PAYDAY! There is, however, work to be done on this project! Here are the requests for changes:

  • Capitalize Highland High School.
  • Please change advisor name to "Mrs. O'Rand."
  • Add the roles/titles under our label names? (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Advisor)

Please fix these issues and I will show you how we need to get these ready for printing.

WORK DAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY: The SELFIES Typography Letter Portrait. Start by reviewing the Video Tutorial regarding manipulation of text and placement of images in Adobe Illustrator.
  2. OUR UPCOMING "LEARNING TO DRAW" ASSIGNMENT: You will be reviewing the "DRAWING: PEN, PENCIL and BRUSH" video tutorial on the Q: Drive. (I know, it is long, but cover it all anyway! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the features shown in the FLOWER section are available in our version of Illustrator...)
    • Please RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE this .ai file at this link for use with this exercise. Please save this file to a DRAWING folder on your network space.
    • You will be completing all of the practice figures, but I will be GRADING your completed Letter R and Eye graphics. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOW CONFIDENT IN THE USE OF CURVE MANIPULATION IN ILLUSTRATOR!
    • Here are some key time marks for information in this video:
        • PEN TOOL: 4:18
        • CLICK AND DRAG TECHNIQUE: 12:50
        • CLICK AND CONVERT TECHNIQUE: 15:26
        • PENCIL TOOL: 32:40
        • BRUSH TOOL: 38:18.
    • 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 when creating your "Cartoon Drawing," you will 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.
  3. 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.