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Part One - Pencil Drawing and Outlines:
Watch the video below up to 13:40. You will be creating your own name or nickname using the technique shown in the video. Make sure you're okay with your pencil lines before using a Sharpee to finish the outlines. Use very light pressure when working with the pencil. Feel free to use any theme you can think of for the flourishes. This doesn't need to be an exact duplicate of what the artist is demonstrating. Be as creative as you can with this - work out your ideas before committing to a final design!
Part Two - Scanning:
After you've erased all of the pencil lines you will be scanning the black and white piece and emailing the scan to yourself. Scan the artwork at 400 ppi resolution as a full color file and save as a jpg. You have an email address through our Google for Students program. Your email address will be email@example.com. The keyboard on the copier pulls out and you can input your address in the "to" prompt. We will be using this artwork in Photoshop at the end of the week. Check your email account to make sure that the file arrived in your inbox!
Part Three - Add Color to your work
Finish watching the video to get ideas for adding color. You can use a combination of color pencil, markers, or pastels to complete your work. Add as many color details (shadows and highlights) as you need. When you are finished scan the completed piece at 300 ppi, full color, jpg. We'll be using this scan to post the finished analog piece to your journal.
Below are digital copies of forms that help explain what we will be working on, how you will be evaluated this year, and how to get text message or email reminders about this class.
Many of us (myself included) want to improve our drawing technique. Drawing is an essential skill that we can get better at by practice and study. Throughout the year I will be posting some links to great videos that we can watch to help improve our drawing skills. I really recommend you spending any free time you have in class working on this skill. Being able to draw helps us generate ideas as commercial artists.
Leonardo Pereznieto has exhibited his work in many prominent museums and galleries of cities like Florence, London, Paris, Montecarlo, Nice, Frankfurt, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, etc.
He has delivered over 50 lectures all over the world including at the New York Academy of Art, the Celebrity Centre Florence and the University of Michigan.
Leonardo's videos can be found on his YouTube Channel Fine Art Tips.
Mark Crilley - is an author, and illustrator and maker of very fine videos. Mark's video's can be found on his YouTube Channel. Mr. Crilley mixes realism with character art for comics and manga. His tutorials are definitely worth watching!
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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