FINAL CRITIQUE OF MUSEUM TRYPTIC – Personal Exploration Through Cultural and Personal Objects (Weds, February 22)

Finish and bring all parts of the project for the FINAL CRITIQUE (I am changing part of the syllabus listing as we will have the crit on Wednesday instead of working during class due to the holiday)
***HOMEWORK TO DO: is listed below the second set of images showing stages of the Value project below.

TO BRING:
1. Your four objects   2. materials you used to collage, paint and draw   3. your computer with documents and a photo of your museum or found object  4. your sketchbook with drawings for the project.   5. Five drawings-(contour, positive-negative, negative-positive, print out of value project done in Illustrator and the mixed media version done by hand) .**You will use these items to show and talk about during the crit as you see in the two images below. (see post under photos)

PROJECT CRIT-not to miss or you will fail the project:
**PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW AND THE TEXT AND IMAGE EXAMPLES BELOW TO PROPERLY BE PREPARED FOR THE CRIT. (LONG POST BUT A MUST READ)
Review:
1. PREPARATION FOR FINAL CRIT (the handout was given out in class). Please read through and prepare.
2. Vocabulary sheet for crit (link)
3. Also, please check out the examples of the project posted on the Student References page. (link)
4. See set up for critique (in images above) and Learning Portfolio Examples (link)
5. Save your file in your Drive folder as value_your name_di_spring17.ai (along with the jpeg version)
You can also scan your value mixed media_your name_di_spring17.jpg and place that in the drive folder.
MORE BELOW!!

compilation
There are helpful handouts for Pathfinder and Shape Builder linked below.
Please read below and proceed with the project.

Complete the Illustrator portion of your value drawing and print it out for homework. You will also finish the hand drawn version on a second printout.
You can draw, paint and collage by hand.

 

HOMEWORK
TO DO:
1. Have Contour, Positive-Negative and Value drawings completely finished.
2. Study all reference and Value Handout (discussed in class).
3. Review Vocabulary

Value Drawing Process:

Scan or photograph your tight line drawing of the value composition, (3oo dpi jpeg). Place it in Illustrator. Complete nine black, white and grayscale aspects (brush if desired) in Adobe Illustrator along with some mixed media (you can also create nine monochromatic or single color value swatches through the Blends technique shown in class). The other hand applied black, white and gray materials you use to complete the project are up to you. You can use black, white, gray texture, collage, paint, ink, etc.
 For collage, use textured black, white or gray papers, newspapers, mirrored papers, etc.  You will use your same objects in a different composition along with the museum piece for the third portion of the project.  Most of the same objects have to appear in all three parts of the project to tie them together. Note: you can draw the text and any surface patterns you could not use in the contour and positive/negative versions.
 This is not a 3d rendering. (use the tools listed below).

STUDY VOCABULARY and apply to critique: RHYTHM, CONTRAST, BALANCE, SYMMETRY, CONTINUOUS, ORIENTATION/DIRECTION, PROXIMITY, SCALE, NUMBER, ALTERATION, REPETITION, PROPORTION, AXIS, FOCAL POINT and CLOSURE, ALTERATION, DOMINANCE
Student References will show you a variety of compositions, material usages, value arrangements and more to inspire ideas.
Illustrator Digital Reference Handouts Go to the Digital References Handouts posts and find these links on the bottom-
#9 Combining Objects with Pathfinder,
(review)
#10 Creating Shapes with Shape Builder, (very helpful)
Here is a (link) to a practice session with various brush options.
Here is a (link) to a help session with the curvature pen tool.

Illustrator tools: Use: pen, direct select, convert anchor point, add anchor point, subtract anchor point. smooth tool, (object/path/simplify), shapes, shape builder, pathfinder, nine greyscale applications from the swatch palette.
Optional: gradients, brushes, and type/type on a path. 

DIGITAL TIPS: Use all of the gray scale values in your swatches. Strategically repeat various values throughout the drawing to create continuation for the eye. ALWAYS-make sure your Illustrator drawing layer is separate from you original placed layer. Lock the placed layer at the beginning to be sure. Always place the Illustrator drawing layer above the placed layer. Draw only in one layer creating sub-layers as you go along. Ungroup after you use Divide in Pathfinder to work on separated shapes. SAVE your drawing continuously. Save the final in your D/I-Museum Triptych-Illustrator- (and finally) Value folder. Share the file with me in your Google Drive folder. Naming conventions: value_(your name)_di_sp17

TO BRING:
Listed on top of the post. If you have read all the way through the post to complete the value image and prepare for the crit, you are all set.

About Alaiyo Bradshaw

Assistant Professor First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing the Figure, Drawing the Imagination Parsons The New School for Design First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing/Imaging, Drawing Skills Indian School for Design and Innovation (ISDI) Parsons Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Professional editorial and children's book Illustrator
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