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Adobe Illustrator - Foundation Year

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of computer design software (vector image artwork - Adobe Illustrator) by producing a completed digital photo manipulation project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, clone tool, etc.)

Theory Tasks:
701 Identify the anatomy and classification of type.
702 Identify typographic styles.
703 Manipulate type through character and paragraph formatting.
704 Choose and apply appropriate typeface.

Skill Task:
505 - Utilize a basic functions of a vector-based drawing program.
506 - Utilize intermediate functions of a vector-based drawing program.
604 -  Produce thumbnails, roughs and comprehensive.
605 - Design a logo.

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Illustrators earned an average annual salary of $63,030 in May 2019, according to the BLS. Their salaries are highly contingent upon the size of their employers, experience and where they reside. Fifty percent of these fine artists' salaries fell in the $32,400 to $74,110 per year range.

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Adobe Illustrator - Rootbeer Design

The creative process is the part most students struggle with. It is very easy to just jump into the final designs without spending the time to develop your ideas. In order to get this project off to a great start spend some time in your sketchbook coming up with ideas for not only the name of your product but also the design. 

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Salvador Dali

Develop a work influenced by the artist Salvador Dali. The project that you develop should push the idea of surrealism, combine objects that work together but don't have any real connection, also think about melting effects and stretching the features of the body or figure. If you are unsure of what to use, ask an instructor. You may work from pictures that you've taken for the assignment. SPEND TIME SKETCHING.

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Abstract Art

Abstract artwork features nonrepresentational or nonfigurative shapes, lines and markings, which means that abstract pictures don't represent things or figures that we can recognize. Instead of portraying a person, a landscape, a dragon or a bowl of fruit, an abstract drawing might include, for example, lots of overlapping shapes, wavy splotches of color, or line markings repeated over and over.

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Shading - Simple Marks

Shading - Simple Marks - Basic Shapes - Exploring Mark-Making and Shading Techniques
Hatching- Shading technique.
Cross-hatching- Shading technique.
Contour Lines- Shading technique.
Weaving- Shading technique.
Stippling- Shading technique.
Scribbling- Shading technique.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, draw the flower, but shade each leaf with a different technique

Adobe Illustrator - Foundation Year

Adobe Illustrator - Rootbeer Design

Salvador Dali

Abstract Art

Shading - Simple Marks

Shading - Tone - 3D Shapes

Shading - Tone - 3D Shapes - Basic - Many people find drawing three-dimensional shapes difficult, so it is always advisable to practice his necessary drawing skills to become proficient in them. The drawing of basic shapes and forms will enable the drawing of more complex shapes with confidence. Most regular and irregular forms in the real world are all basic shapes and three-dimensional forms. Learning to draw these shapes and forms is, therefore, essential to make progress with drawing.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, draw a simple still life of basic geometric shapes. You can use some basic tones if you want.

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