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|Description - |
|Developing drawing skills for communicating ideas. Learning to simplify complex realistic images to express design concepts rapidly and effectively.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- create arresting, on-the-spot drawings quickly.
- fabricate solid three-dimensional figures and objects on paper through observation plus the use of research.
- examine and indicate light and shadow as they apply to defining form and/or anatomy.
- demonstrate improved presentation techniques in producing layouts for graphic designs.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Drawing tables, a light table and a model platform with spotlight.
- When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities; Email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Breaking complicated still life into basic geometric forms
- Breaking group arrangements into simple shapes
- Creating an invisible outer "envelope" (total enclosure drawn as intersecting lines)
- Finding the biggest shape within the "envelope"
- Using mechanical aids to perception
- Thumb or pencil held in vertical position
- Thumb or pencil held in horizontal position
- Using viewing squares or frames
- Determining vertical and horizontal alignments
- Determining proportional relationships
- Defining forms by means of negative space (backgrounds and holes)
- Defining forms by means of shadow areas
- Defining forms by means of perspective
- One point
- Two point
- Other space indicators (size, tone, detail, position, color)
- Defining forms by means of edges and surfaces
- Defining forms with tools and materials
- Markers and pencils
- Layout, tracing and sketch pads
- Arranging forms within defined areas
- Free form
- Choosing subject matter
- Using photographic reference
- Observing real objects
- Sketching on location
- Expressing concepts by means of drawings
- For ad and TV storyboard layouts
- For poster layouts
- For editorial illustration layouts
- For a culturally diverse population
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Completed student projects
- Full class critiques
- Student-teacher conferences
- Portfolio review
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Nelson, Craig. The Drawing Bible, North Light Books, Cincinnati Ohio, 2005, ISBN 1-58180-620-5 |
|Disciplines - |
|Graphic and Interactive Design. |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations, Electronic discussions/chat, Laboratory, Demonstration, |
|Lab Content - |
|Laboratory Exercises: Weekly lab exercises in the Network Lab. Each lab exercise may be individual or group activities and covers assigned reading and lecture topics. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Weekly reading assignments from text, online sources and outside written sources include current periodicals,webzines and critical writings on the subject of design drawing.
- Writing assignments include critical analysis of both professional and student work with emphasis on understanding the use of line,shape form and color in design drawing.