The text is directly taken from today’s drawing task. Complete on the sheet handed out (not in here):
Please complete all the tasks below. This is a chance to see your drawing progress and a chance for me to check that you are doing your daily 10mins of sketching at home!
Use a HB, B or 2B pencil. You have 25 minutes.
1. How many hours did you spend on your homework (doing the drawing exercises) since last class? If you did not draw at all write 0. You will not be marked down.
2. Draw a minimum of 20 curved lines varying your line strength.
3. Draw 3 rows of 10 touching circles (see example).
4. Draw the sample to your right. Good luck!
5. Draw 20 circles with varying line thickness.
5. Redraw the Escape Pod from Mass Effect. See image (Courtesy of The Art of Mass Effect Universe’, 2012)
6. Draw a sketch of the entrance to Afterlife from Mass Effect 3. See image (Courtesy of The Art of Mass Effect Universe’, 2012)
Students had to perform/commence the following task- they were at an imaginary function held by Bioware, who was holding a competition to offer employment to a young designer. The job would go to the person, who would best respond to:
Think of your favourite game character and design an offspring. We are interested in an exciting addition of personality and criteria. The offspring needs to be clearly related to the parent, yet needs to have interesting characteristics, that make for a deep gaming experience.
Write a brief based on the verbal instruction
Define the target audience
Research the existing character
Brainstorm characteristics and traits for offspring (we are interested in visual traits)
Develop 5 pages of thumbnails and character development sketches
Students e-mail works with all names and dates and (if ready) sketches
Steel Curves, Image: courtesy of flickr.com, photographer: Margeois.
The Glossy Reflection is transparent on top and gets whiter towards the bottom.
Leonardo’s St. John the Baptist, Louvre, Paris, Image: courtesy of A World History of Art – www.all-art.org
‘For Great Road Trips: Switzerland’ Poster by Herbert Matter in (Swiss) International Style – Source: http://swisstype.wordpress.com/work/
Photo by hotblack on morgueFile.com
Constructivism Reference – by Lylah Livingston
Image from morgueFile by lemai13
Photo by frenchbyte on morgueFile
Photo Montage by SGlider12 on Webdesign.org – Click image for great Gimp tutorial
Mosaic of Sofia Coppola – by Maurizio Galimberti – www.mauriziogalimberti.it
Illustration: Jamie McKelvie – Art Brut Record
Colours, Numbers and Boxes – very happy and alive, personally I do not like the distortion of the word content – found at: Flickr
Pink Ribbon Day – Swiss International Style Reference – by Hwan Rochanabuddhi
Work by Jo W
Image Source: www.photoshopessentials.com
Photo by matthewbridges on morgueFile.com
A Beautiful Piece by Aerosol found on his Facebook
Photomontage: Amir Ebrahim Photography
Text-based Table of Content – Very Graphic and Black and White- found at: Smashing Magazine (click image for inspiring article on table of content design)
Based on photo by xandert found on morgueFile
Photo by omdur on morgueFile
Contemporary design in style of Construcitvism by Teo Brito found at LauraGreen92 – click image for more information and link to her blog
Work by Justin Anderson
Colourful Table of Content – Ribbons in Primary Colours – found at: LifeBlue.com
He loves OHS! – Photo by Karpati Gabor on morgueFile
Illustration: Tavis Coburn – Illustration for for an article predicting trends in Apple’s mobile strategy. Found on: TavisCoburn.com
Screenshot – 82 Everyone is a Marketer by Seth Godin from What’s Your Story by Joyce Hostyn
Illustrator unknown – found at: Ephemera – World of Rare Books
Layers in Photoshop are like a Collage of images stuck on top of each other…
Using the Reflect tool (o) to reflect the i downwards as if it has collapsed in front.
Based on a photo by delboysafa from morgueFile.com
Light Streaks – Courtesy of: PhotoshopEssentials
Swiss International Style – Joseph Müller-Brockmann – Beethoven – found at www.designhistory.com
The grass layer has been turned into a clipping mask with the shape of the rabbit below.
The Face by drfranken found on ChromoArt.de
Illustration by Gary Neill found on P.A.P.-Blog – http://garyneill.com/ http://garyneill.tumblr.com/
Illustration by Tavis Coburn found on DzineBlog.com
From ‘Henri’s Walk to Paris’ 1962 – children’s book by Saul Bass Found at: Brainpickings.org
Vertical lines of a dark fence, image courtesy of p.ic – Photo Internet Collection – www.photoic.wordpress.com, photographer: Federico Viola
The gentle curve of the river and the light green tones of the grass give this image a calming feel. The montains and the clouds have a less calming effect. Image: courtesy of Icon Photography School – http://www.photographyicon.com/line/
I Want You – Emily Strange, The lovable Emily Strange came to life in 1991, designed by Nathan Carrico for Santa Cruz Skateboards. She is referred to as a counterculture icon. I would just call her a sceptic. Image found at: Kollectable Kaos
Good Morning! Photo: wallyir, from: morgueFile.com
Your Lipstick Needs You, an entertaining take by Digital Media Artist Samantha Cain. Courtesy of: Samantha Cain, http://www.behance.net/samanthacain
Illustration: Jamie McKelvie – Suburban Glamour Comic Series
Text and Shapes – This design lends itself to an interactive use – found at: Klafferty.com
Study – Lines and Grace Kelly – by Federico Viola photo: courtesy of GettingCheeky.com and curved lines wallpaper: courtesy of FreeFever.com
Found at Inc.com
Typographic with Colours and Photos – The use of large numbers is effective and the low opacity of the boxes works, personally, I find it looks a bit dated- found at: JuxtaPost.com