Wed 10/23 | Mon 10/28
Midterm Presentations | Design Process

This week you present the Midterm Project 5: Texture along with your E-portfolio and start to work on Project 6: Organizing the Random to explore different creative processes while conveying content through form.


We will also do the Midterm Self-Evaluation individual reviews.

Homework Due for Class 8

Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorials:

Finalize Project 5 | Texture and upload to your E-portfolio along with the written critique to present in class

Complete and bring to class your midterm self-evaluation to present on the individual midterm reviews.

Make sure your Blackboard E-portfolio is updated up to Project 5 for presentation. You will read Project 5 self-critique as part of your midterm assessment.

3" x 4" Viewfinder | Magazines | Sketchbook | HB Mechanical Pencil | Eraser | Ruler | PITT Pen (Black)

In Class

Attendance & Critique

Project 5 | Texture Critique.

E-portfolio Midterm Presentations

Project 5 | Texture update

Individual midterm self-evaluation reviews

Homework for Class 9

Project 6 | Organizing the Random: Steps 5 & 6 completed.

Step 5: In your sketchbook create four (4) different 3" x 4" thumbnail sketches experimenting with your unconventional material. How can you use it to create line, value, shape, and/or texture?

Step 6: In your sketchbook using your PITT pens and your unconventional material, now create at least four (4) 3" x 4" thumbnail sketches that incorporate each of the random elements that you chose. The design may include other elements as well. Remember that your goal is create a visually interesting design with the following criteria:

a unified and dynamic composition
a focal point
variation of line
broad value scale (refer to the value scales you created)
figure/ground relationships
sense of space
the entire picture plane should be activated

Other design tools to consider utilizing:
directional dominance
texture (visual &/or actual)
the grid

Bring your materials and sketches to finalize the work in Class!

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Value Range, Tint, Shade, Value Contrast, Achromatic Gray, Chiaroscuro, Value Pattern, Shading, Shaped Value Gradation, Figure/Ground Value Reversal, Low Key, High Key, Subjective, Expressive, Rhythm, Movement, Closure, Scale, Atmospheric Perspective.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words, in "Design Basics", or researching the web. Due at the beginning of Class 9.

After going through the presentation on Value and reading Design Basics: Value find visual examples for the terms below and post them to Blackboard post 7. Design Basics Value. Due at the beginning of Class 10.
Representational Illusion of Light
Non-representational Illusion of Light
Value Pattern
Low Key
High Key
Atmospheric Perspective
Physical Space
Psychological Space

Designated Material for Project 6 | Pitt Pens | White Acrylic Paint | Black Acrylic Paint | All Paintbrushes | Scissors | Mixing Palette | Container for Water | Drawing Paper | Bristol Board | Ruler | Pencils | Xacto Knife | Rubber Cement.