Pattern Coloring Book Mid-Term Project Mini-Critique for Monday, March 13-must attend

  • *****Please note: This is a check-in mini-crit to discuss your progress with the class. PRINT and put up what you have done so far. Have all of the Black and White and Color pattern portions done, the Black and White coloring book pages, Color cover and back cover pages. (One or more students should design the cover, and a different student should design the back cover unless otherwise decided by your group.)
    According to the syllabus, the Black and White portion of the project is to be completed by Monday and the Color Pattern portion by Wednesday. However, We will be reviewing the total project on MondayI will give you until Wednesday to finish the reference portion and some final corrections.
    GO THROUGH THE PROCESS FOR EVERYTHING WRITTEN BELOW TO WORK ON THE PROJECT. 


READ INSTRUCTIONS 
all the way to the bottom
 FOR HOMEWORK, HOW TO’S, AND WHAT TO BRING TO BE PREPARED FOR THE MINI-CRIT:
-LINK TO EXAMPLES OF PAST STUDENT WORK
-MY EXAMPLES WITH INSTRUCTIONS
-HOMEWORK LIST
-LIST OF WHAT TO BRING TO THE MINI-CRIT
-OTHER HANDOUT LINKS TO SHOW YOU HOW TO WORK WITH COLOR TOOLS AND METHODS AS DEMONSTRATED. (The tutorial links all the way to the bottom of this post show pictures and techniques of how to create color, recolor and other aspects of the project)
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Color properties/terminology is defined in the latest Vocabulary page post.
Review the Student References page for examples of a related color patterns project.

REFERENCE
:
Added links on bottom in Digital Reference Handouts for your review:
#14. Understanding the Basics of Choosing, Applying, and Changing Color
#15. Color Groups: Harmonies (technique shown in class)

THE FOLLOWING IMAGES HAVE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS AND DETAILS FROM MY CLASS DEMONSTRATIONS. I think the best way to go is to alter and color each individual pattern instead of the total drawing. Click the image to see instructions for both ways. MORE SCREENSHOTS appear below.

step-by-step-artboards-with-process

(Alaiyo) Illustrator drawing techniques, pattern making techniques, color making and application, another technique and a second version.

step-by-step-artboards-with-process

The practice documents I sent to you via email through Google docs were used briefly in the practice session you were following in class. You can select different color harmonies and test color combinations in the practice document boxes. This is just an example format but does not have to be the final you will use in your project. 

You only have to make one pallet and apply it to each swatch. Not different pallets for each pattern. However, if you would like to make more than one color harmony you can.

NOTE: Some line patterns will only print in one color. It depends on how the patterns were made. If they have different grayscales, backgrounds, complexities and parts, they will print in different colors. You can add/change the original black and white patterns to generate more colors.

my-color-pattern-examples

My color pallet and recolored pattern examples  (from black and white versions found in the swatches palette and dragged onto the artboard). Created in Color Guide/Edit Colors

 


HOMEWORK
for this Monday should be mostly finished and is due at the start of class. Print all before not during class. Your group should have all pages printed out and placed on the wall for the crit.
You will be handing off the printed pages to me by the end of class on Monday. I will then come in with the books bound on Wednesday when we will have the final formal crit.

  1. Finish and print your 5 black and white pages which include the pattern page and 4 coloring book pages.
  2. Print your color cover and back cover documents with as much as possible in place on the objects and background. Print your color pattern page as well.
  3. Print your reference pages showing images and web addresses you researched for your project.
  4. Bring all hand drawings in or out of your sketchbook. I will bring your figure drawing.
  5.  Submit documents to your Drive Folder even if you are not quite done. You have until Wednesday to submit the color portion. You can resubmit later if you make corrections. Submit the following and use the correct naming conventions:
    I have already given you the naming conventions for the first 10 documents due for submission yesterday.
    Add color documents to your drive folder
    -Color patterns document (color patterns_student name_di_sp17.ai)
    -Color Pattern Dude document (color pattern_dude_student name_di_sp17.ai)
    You can also apply the color patterns to another coloring book image you choose to use on the front or back cover. Be sure to apply all of your color patterns on your cover images in one way or another.
  6. Let me know who has the following in their folder.
    -Coloring Book Cover (coloring book cover_student name_di_sp17.ai)
    -Coloring Book Back Cover (coloring book back cover_student name_di_sp17.ai)

Bring your computer and be sure to attend the Mid-Term mini critique.

AS MENTIONED ABOVE: Print, bring and display all of the project parts during the critique.

REFERENCE:
Added links on bottom in Digital Reference Handouts for your review:
#14. Understanding the Basics of Choosing, Applying, and Changing Color
#15. Color Groups: Harmonies (technique shown in class)

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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