GRAPHIC DESIGN II- MAY, 2019
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

WED

5/22

FINAL EXAMINATION TODAY. Please read all instructions carefully. Make sure that you include ALL elements! SAVE this file to your network drive in a folder clearly named ILLUSTRATOR_FINAL.

MON

5/20

BELLRINGER: If we would like a distraction from all of the endless work, we could watch a very short movie and analyze it by completing "The She Stares Longingly" Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY:

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This project is due today, please make sure that it is in your folder!

THU

5/17

BELLRINGER: If we would like a distraction from all of the endless work, we could watch a very short movie and analyze it by completing "The She Stares Longingly" Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY:

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. This capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.

If you get complete your Capstone Project and have visited with Mr. B., please consider completing THE CONCERT POSTERS.

THU

5/16

BELLRINGER: We do not yet have a reply regarding the logo from yesterday, sorry.

WORK DAY:

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. This capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.

If you get complete your Capstone Project and have visited with Mr. B., please consider completing THE CONCERT POSTERS.

WED

5/15

BELLRINGER:

FIRST- We announce the winner of the TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON, who will be exempt from taking the Final Examination.

SECOND- Time for something different and, while we're at it, let's see if we can make some money, too! We have a commission, with a cash award of 10 dollars. For this project, please REPLICATE EXACTLY the look of the following logo on an Adobe Illustrator canvas that is at least 10 inches wide (these originals are too small and pixelated, but you can save and place them, if you wish).

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. The FONT must be exact, I do NOT know what the font is.
  2. Please create two versions of this logo, one black on white and one white on black. Save them as .AI files with your name on them in the SA_TRUCKS folder on the Q: Drive.
  3. These images need to be as exact as possible to be considered for the cash reward.


WORK DAY:

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. This capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.

REVIEW DAY: Please visit Mr. B. today to show him how you are progressing with your project!

If you get complete your Capstone Project and have visited with Mr. B., please consider completing THE CONCERT POSTERS.

THU

5/9

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FRI

5/10

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MON

5/13

BELLRINGER: No bellringers for today, please spend time working on your Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume.

WORK DAY:

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. This capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.

REVIEW DAY: Please visit Mr. B. today to show him how you are progressing with your project!

If you get complete your Capstone Project and have visited with Mr. B., please consider completing THE CONCERT POSTERS.

MON

5/6

BELLRINGER: Need inspiration for your Graphic Designer's Resume? Check out the resume of Vincenzo Castro in another Analysis of a Graphic Designer's Resume, then answer the questions. I NEED TO SEE SOME DETAILS IN THIS ONE!

WORK DAY:

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. This capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.

FRI

5/3

BELLRINGER: We are working on our new Graphic Designer Resume Capstone Project and some students appear to be struggling to get some ideas about how to present themselves to others as a designer. That being the case, we will try to tackle this problem from the other side. Consider the Analysis of a Graphic Designer.

WORK DAY:

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN:

  1. To help plan and prepare for the Capstone Project, please spend time today completing a googledoc that outlines all of the REQUIRED ELEMENTS from the Capstone Project IN WRITING. This should be a very detailed listing of everything that you will eventually need to include on your final resume. Make sure to include a LEVEL of SKILL that you have with PROGRAMS and GRAPHIC DESIGN TASKS! SHARE THIS DOCUMENT WITH MR. B., so that he can give you a grade for this assignment!
  2. The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. This capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.

ON HOLD FOR THE MOMENT: THE CONCERT POSTERS. Please make sure to review all of the requirements for this project ahead of time.

WED

5/1

BELLRINGER: We preview the CAPSTONE PROJECT at the start of class today. After our discussion, please spend time completing a googledoc that outlines all of the REQUIRED ELEMENTS from the Capstone Project IN WRITING. This should be a very detailed listing of everything that you will eventually need to include on your final resume. Make sure to include a LEVEL of SKILL that you have with PROGRAMS and GRAPHIC DESIGN TASKS! SHARE THIS DOCUMENT WITH MR. B., so that he can give you a grade for this assignment!.

WORK DAY:

ON HOLD FOR THE MOMENT: THE CONCERT POSTERS. Please make sure to review all of the requirements for this project ahead of time.

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN:

  1. We will discuss this project in detail by the end of the week.
  2. To help plan and prepare for the Capstone Project, please spend time today completing a googledoc that outlines all of the REQUIRED ELEMENTS from the Capstone Project IN WRITING. This should be a very detailed listing of everything that you will eventually need to include on your final resume. Make sure to include a LEVEL of SKILL that you have with PROGRAMS and GRAPHIC DESIGN TASKS! SHARE THIS DOCUMENT WITH MR. B., so that he can give you a grade for this assignment!
  3. The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. This capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.
SOME SAMPLE GRAPHIC DESIGNER RESUMES (click to enlarge)

BELLRINGER #2 (for the day): Complete the "Graphic Designer's Resume Analysis." Analyze one of the resumes above, then answer the questions!

 

MON

4/29

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please work on getting your Typography Triathlon. It needs to be in the gradebook by tomorrow. REMEMBER- Depending on the quality of entries, there may be prizes involved with this project!

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.

OUR CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN:

  1. To help plan and prepare for the Capstone Project, please spend time today completing a googledoc that outlines all of the REQUIRED ELEMENTS from the Capstone Project IN WRITING. This should be a very detailed listing of everything that you will eventually need to include on your final resume. Make sure to include a LEVEL of SKILL that you have with PROGRAMS and GRAPHIC DESIGN TASKS! SHARE THIS DOCUMENT WITH MR. B., so that he can give you a grade for this assignment!
  2. The Graphic Design Capstone Project: The Graphic Designer's Resume. This will be the year ending large project for Graphic Design students. We will still have a number of small assignments before the end of the year, but this capstone project is the student's chance to demonstrate ALL of their ability and creativity developed throughout the year in the course. We will review this project in class. I HIGHLY recommend reviewing the project sheet and the linked article that accompanies it regarding the importance of developing a Graphic Designer's Resume before you get started on the project.

FRI

4/26

BELLRINGER: For inspiration regarding our artistic endeavors, Mr. B. offers a few inspirational videos from famous Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin.

  1. A short film about how to be a designer and how to create a logo: "Aaron Draplin Takes on a Logo Design Challenge.
  2. A "TEDx presentation from Aaron Draplin" - How to Make it in the Little Leagues.

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.

WED

4/24

BELLRINGER: It's DOUBLEHEADER DAY! Woohoo! TWO Bellringers in one day!

  1. To possibly help with the CLEVERNESS of your Typography Triathlon images, please complete the "Is it Clever Typography?" Thinking Sheet.
  2. 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.