First Impression – record your first spontaneous reaction to the artwork
Ask questions – which is your favorite? least favorite? what letter? what made you choose that color? how did you make that shape? what was most difficult/easiest?
ELEMENTS OF ART
Today we will experiment a bit with Illustrator – the vector-based program. Photoshop is pixel-based.
- Open a picture of a fruit or veggie from the web in Illustrator (look for one with detail)
- Start with large, simple shapes
- Use stroke and fill
- Layer it on
- Later we will get into gradient, transparency, etc.
To help you out with your designs, today we’ll talk about…
- radial balance
- Harmony (& Unity*)
- *slightly altering the above achieves unity & keeps interest
- contrasting size, positioning, color, style or shape
- focal point should dominate the design w/o sacrificing the unity of the whole
Divide into 5 groups. Research and discuss… then explain and draw an example to teach your principle to the class. Use the number 5 and follow the Graphic Alphabet constraints.
This movie illustrates these principles.
email me your site’s URL this class
(ex. this site’s is https://whsdesign.wordpress.com)
Email me your answers. Be honest, be thorough, be helpful – thanks!
Did you feel challenged in this class? Why/Why not?
Was this class what you expected? Why/Why not?
Favorite Project – why?
Least Favorite Project – why?
Something you wish you learned?
Something you were surprised to learn?
If you could design your own last project, what would you do?
Would you take more GD in the future? Why/why not?
Would you recommend this course to your friends? Why/Why not.
1 suggestion for Ms. Ciccolo for future graphic design classes.
Come to class during the 2nd block on Monday (our “drop block”), follow the simple instructions below… and you don’t have to get up early on Wednesday! What a deal!
On Monday, be sure to put everything you have done this semester in its original file (ai or psd) onto the shared drive. I especially need the art show posters!!!