Author Archives: Alaiyo Bradshaw

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

Assignment 9 – Presentation of the Final Project

HOMEWORK: TO DO: 1. Finalize your project for the critique that will begin at the start of class. 2. Post your final project on your Learning Portfolio and share the link with me ahead of time (before class) Be sure to include sketchbook images, process documentation, screenshots of the digital components, reference, all of … Continue reading

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Assignment 9, Final project, work in progress (Weds., 5/10)

HOMEWORK: TO DO: 1. Have 50% of the project completed for your desk crit **Remember the final is 15% of your grade and should be one of the best projects you have produced. Time, effort, complexity and creativity are important. … Continue reading

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Make-up Class (Saturday, 5/5) and Assignment 9: Final Project (Monday, 5/7)

On Monday we will meet in our previous classroom in the basement of Kerry hall. This is a long post. Please read it all. TO DO for Saturday, 5/5 We will have a make-up class on Saturday, May 5th from … Continue reading

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Reminders: 1. We will have a make-up class on Saturday, May 5th from 12 – 2 pm in room 306 of the UC. 2. In your sketchbooks, work on any subject matter and in any material of your choice. I … Continue reading

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FINAL CRITIQUE-Edible, Audible or Narrative Montage and Introduction to the Final Project (5/2)

**On Wednesday we will meet in the K building, 113 University Place, room 1101 The course evaluation link was sent to you via email and can be accessed through Canvas. Please fill out the forms for all courses. I appreciate your taking part … Continue reading

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Photoshop Montage Assignment Continued (4/30)

On Monday we will meet in our previous classroom in the basement of Kerry hall. ASSIGNMENT, Combine the internet/personal photos plus the watercolor painting image to create a color harmony PSD montage narrative with interesting composition and visual relationships that reflect your personal concepts. Your final project … Continue reading

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Photoshop Montage (4/25)

On Wednesday we will meet in the K building, 113 University Place, room 1101 Please create these folders on your desktop and place all that you will gather and create in the appropriate place. Gather your photo images. Save all … Continue reading

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Assignment 7: Watercolor Painting and Photoshop Montage (4/23)

On Monday we will meet in our previous classroom in the basement of Kerry hall. TO DO: 1. Apply suggested corrections given during the crit to your perspective assignment and show them to me by this coming Monday. 2. Snap … Continue reading

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Assignment 6: FINAL CRITIQUE. Tracing Perspective (DUE Wednesday, 4/18)

On Wednesday we will meet in our previous classroom in the K building, 113 University Place, room 1101. You are working hard and achieving great results! I was pleased to see your progress. Use your handouts on making the perspective grid … Continue reading

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Tracing Perspective Assignment Continued (4/16)

Homework: Have your perspective drawing almost finished in its final medium. Monday is the last day to work in class. 1. (Due Monday) Work on the final version of your perspective drawing shown in progress last week. A. Include elliptical shapes … Continue reading

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Tracing Perspective Drawing with Figures and Grid (4-11)

Use your new handouts on making the perspective grid and placing people in perspective space handed to you on Monday to complete the problem-solving aspects of the assignment. BRING THE HANDOUTS TO EACH CLASS UNTIL THE ASSIGNMENT IS COMPLETED. TO … Continue reading

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Assignment 6: Tracing Perspective Continued (4/9)

I hope you enjoyed our trip to the NY Public Library! We will meet in our classroom on Monday and not at the Library. The location of our classroom tomorrow is at 113 University, room 1101.  Examples of Mini-crit set-up … Continue reading

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Assignment 6: New York Public Library Visit and Tracing Perspective Drawing (4/4)

The class trip will take place on Wednesday. We will be going on a trip to the NY Public Library Main Branch. (Views and info here)  I will meet you in front of the 2 W. 13th Street building entrance at the start of class instead … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Analytical Study of the Torso (Wednesday, March 28)

TO BRING FOR OUR IN-CLASS FIGURE DRAWING ASSIGNMENT: Compressed charcoal vine charcoal  kneaded eraser Buy a piece of medium gray or medium beige charcoal or pastel paper HOMEWORK DUE WEDNESDAY Review the anatomy of the head and face lecture pages (linked … Continue reading

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Assignments 4: Portrait and Analytical Studies of the Head (3/26)

In-class Assignment: We will draw a portrait in chalk from a model. HOMEWORK:  Post the Pattern Project on your Learning Portfolio. (required for grading) These were the prompts given via Canvas email right before vacation: -What is a short overview … Continue reading

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Final Critique of Mid-Term Pattern Man Project, Wednesday, March 14

HOMEWORK: Review the two previous posts for the Pattern Man project. In the last page of the Jedi figure step by step instructions, it tells you how to recolor the color version of the Pattern Dude all at once. The technique … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF PLANS AFTER OBSERVING OVERALL SITUATION A lot of you won’t have time to print this morning if you have not already done so. It is more important to submit all of your project parts into your Drive folder. … Continue reading

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Pattern Mid-Term Project Mini-Critique for Monday, March 12-must attend

  ***Please note: Monday is a check-in mini-crit to discuss your progress with the class. Print and DISPLAY what you have done so far. Have all of the Black and White completed and part of the Color pattern portions done. At least three … Continue reading

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Color Application (Wednesday, 3/7)

The following are several step-by-step and screenshot documents as promised. I hope they help. Use 4 or more new techniques. Please read the total post. ***STUDY THE HOMEWORK POST BELOW There are handouts and video links below to help you complete … Continue reading

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Continuation of Pattern Man Project for Monday, 3/5

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO THOROUGHLY READ THE POST BELOW ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM. USE the notes you took during class and the handout I gave you near the end of class which covers all the steps I went … Continue reading

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