Archive for October, 2011

IMAGE RESOURCES

October 26, 2011

Digital Wallpaper Production Sequence

Below are the images we looked at in class of my process of producing a digital version of my Wallpaper Pattern composition. I have posted them for your review. Click on the images to enlarge them.

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INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

October 26, 2011

About the October 25, 2011 Class Session

Digital Wallpaper Production Sequence

Thank you for your reflection papers and your work and initiative while working on your Digital Dueling Rhythms assignment.

Continue to work on finishing up this assignment and the Digital Wallpaper assignment. Bring both of these to class next Tuesday.


HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

No Reading Assignment

Reflection Assignment:

In the place of the Reflection Assignment please start working on your Mid-Term Exam paper. The information, instructions and images for the Mid-Term Exam paper follow this Instructor’s Recap. You will also find it listed as MID-TERM EXAM under “Categories” on the right column of this blog.

About the Digital Wallpaper Assignment

Continue to work on your Digital Wallpaper Assignment –completed assignments are due next week. We will critique print outs and do a file “check” to look for and correct common pen tool mistakes.

The images of the Digital Wallpaper Production Sequence we looked through in class can be found under the category “IMAGE RESOURCES” on the right hand column of this class blog, click on “Digital Wallpaper Production”.

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Report to room 220.

2. Bring your finished Digital Dueling Rhythm  and Digital Wallpaper Adobe Illustrator files to class as well as a print out.

3. Bring your USB (thumb) drive with you.

4. Homework is due at the beginning of class.

5. Class will begin with a file “check” / critique.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday – class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly. Our class session will take place in room 220.

MID-TERM EXAM

October 25, 2011

Mid-Term Exam for ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice

Due Date: November 8, 2011

Directions:

1. You are to write about a composition that will allow me to assess your knowledge and skill level regarding the following:

a. How well you fully understand the vocabulary of the New Media industry.

b. How well you can accurately and skillfully communicate using the vocabulary of the New Media industry.

c. How well you understand the concepts of Design Theory.

2. Identify the following Design Elements and Principles and discuss/explain why they were the best choice to visually communicate the message and emotion of the piece.

a. Balance

b. Rhythm

c. Line

d. Unity

e. Color (Scheme, Value, Intensity, Hues)

3. To do this -write about one of the following:

a. One of your own creations;

b. One of your favorite images (art, design, illustration, animation, etc.); or

c. One of the images below.

4. Include a copy of the image with your Mid-Term Exam paper.

Click on the images above to enlarge it.

LESSON PRESENTATIONS

October 24, 2011

Lesson 8

ANM 104 Week 8

Click on the link above to download the PowerPoint Presentation for Lesson 8 for ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice.

ASSIGNMENTS

October 24, 2011

Digital Wallpaper Pattern Assignment

DigitalWallpaperAssignment

Click on the link above to open a PDF of the ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice “Digital Wallpaper Pattern” assignment.

INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

October 18, 2011

About the October 18, 2011 Class Session

About the Pop Art Assignment

Thank you for your reflection papers and your development work on your final Pop Art Compositions. Today’s critique was very good and it did well to demonstrate how much you have learned about Pop Art, Pop Artists, Color Theory, as well as the imagery, motifs, methods and techniques used in Pop Art.

Continue to work on finishing up this assignment, keeping in mind that all development work and reference work are essential parts of the production of the final piece. In case you are wondering, you will be reproducing your Pop Art Compositions with digital media.


HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

No Reading Assignment

Reflection Assignment:

Write a reflection in your own words regarding the reflection topic below. Please make sure you have included the topic you are writing about. Your reflection should be a professional looking document –it should be typed, with complete sentences, correct grammar and spelling.

Now that you have completed several projects (Dueling Rhythm Composition, Wallpaper Composition, Subtractive Color Wheel and Color Scheme, Additive Color Wheel and Shades & Tints) discuss how you think your classmates are progressing.

Use the rating scale of Unsatisfactory, Satisfactory, Good and Exemplary.

In your discussion give one example of Exemplary work, one of Good work, one of Satisfactory Work and one of Work that is Unsatisfactory –give reasons why you have rated it that way.

Describe something that you would do to improve the work.

Describe the work to identify it.

About the Digital Dueling Rhythms Assignment

Continue to work on your Digital Dueling Rhythms –completed assignments are due next week. We will critique print outs and do a file “check” to look for and correct common pen tool mistakes.

Next Week: Digital Wallpaper Assignment

Next week bring your your Wallpaper Color Scheme to class and your finished Wallpaper Composition (Black Marker on Bristol Board)

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Report to room 220.

2. Bring in your Wallpaper Color Scheme and your Wallpaper Composition in order to scan them -or scan them prior to class.

3. Bring your finished Digital Dueling Rhythm Adobe Illustrator file to class as well as a print out.

4. Bring your USB (thumb) drive with you.

5. Homework is due at the beginning of class.

6. Class will begin with a file “check” / critique.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday – class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly. Our class session will take place in room 220.

LESSON PRESENTATIONS

October 17, 2011

Lesson 7

ANM 104 Week 7

Click on the link above to download the PowerPoint Presentation for Lesson 7 for ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice.

ASSIGNMENTS

October 17, 2011

Curves Studio Assignment

CurveStudioAssignment

Click on the link above to open a PDF of the ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice “Curves Studio” assignment.

ASSIGNMENTS

October 17, 2011

Digital Dueling Rhythms

DigitalDuelingRhythmsAssig

Click on the link above to open a PDF of the ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice “Digital Dueling Rhythms” assignment.

INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

October 11, 2011

About the October 11, 2011 Class Session

Thank you for your reflection papers and your development work on the Pop Art Compositions. Continue working on either refining your elements, compositional thumbnails, grid composition and producing your final composition. Strive to keep the craftsmanship compatible to the original work of Lichtenstein, Blake, Dine, Oldenburg and Warhol. We will conduct an “in-progress” critique next week.

To view the  Adobe Illustrator Palettes and Windows we used to mix Additives colors and their Tints and Shades click on the “Additive Color”  title found under the category “IMAGE RESOURCES” on the right hand column of this class blog.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

No Reading Assignment

Reflection Assignment:

Write a reflection in your own words that answers one of the following questions. Please make sure you have included the question you are writing about. Your reflection should be a professional looking document –it should be typed, with complete sentences and correct grammar and spelling

1. Be brutally honest with yourself and describe areas in your Pop Art Composition that must be improved in order to be comparable to the original Pop Art work of Lichtenstein, Blake, Dine, Oldenburg and Warhol

a. Identify and discuss what does not “measure up” and what you can do to improve the composition.

 2. What Pop Art Methods and Techniques are you simulating in your Pop Art Composition?

a. Explain what you are doing to simulate these Methods and Techniques.

Additive Color Assignment:

Continue to work on your Additive Color Wheel and your Additive Tints and Shades until you get the colors, tints and shades just the way you want them.

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Report to room 220.

2. Bring your Pop Art Composition development work and your progress on the final Pop Art composition with you for a critique session.

3. Bring your final Dueling Rhythm composition to class so you can scan it

4. Bring your USB (thumb) drive with you.

5. Homework is due at the beginning of class.

6. Class will begin with a critique.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday – class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly. Our class session will take place in room 220.