CE29: Width tool
Experiment with using the width tool. The goal is elegance, not awkward. Make at least 10 examples. How could you use the Width Tool in your artwork?
Make a symbol and Use symbol sprayer to adjust options.
I have chosen to offer up a number of final projects this semester. These Final Projects can be done in shorter period of time, but I want you to stay on point with CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Please choose 2 from list below and what is required for each:
Logo design for “your” sports team.
Simple Geometric Character Design
Minimal Movie Poster
Double Exposure Effect
Remember your Color Theory Exercise where we made a color wheel in Photoshop. Illustrator allows us to expand on this knowledge with some help using the Color Guides Panel. In it, you have access to many different color harmonies based on the color of your choice.
If you want to explore even more options you can click on the pie shaped wheel at the bottom of this menu which takes you to the EDIT COLORS menu. In this menu you can adjust and save your own color combinations based on color theories you have learned. (analogous, complimentary, triadic, etc.)
Draw and experiment with Isometric drawing. Remember to turn on Smart Guides and Preferences set to Construction Guides with 30 degrees.
Experiment using Color Guides Panel. Choose a fill color you like and scroll through color harmonies you prefer. Pick and fill other colors in harmony.
Make screenshots of Color guide choices. Screenshot is CMD+SHIFT+4. Draw a box around what you want to capture.
Due: Tuesday, Apr. 18th, end of class
Delve into the world of Isometric Design. Inspired by the Isometric App, this project explores the numerous possibilities of isometric drawing. Use color guide to help you with color choices. Also turn your design up to “11”, with the use of textures. Blending modes can be done in Photoshop or Illustrator.
Duplicate, stretch and recolor, but your design should never deviate from the “isometric” model.
Your Artboard should be 22×17.
In this project you will develop and design your own character. This could be something you have drawn in the past, but it has to be original.
Use your knowledge of the Pen Tool and Pathfinder Panel/Tools to help you develop your original look to your character. Sketch with traditional materials, scan and then trace in Illustrator. Colorize and then add texture to your character in Photoshop. Lastly Place your character in an actual environment.
Save all of your processes along the way and place all into one big Photoshop file. Sketches, line work, colored, and finally textured. This Photoshop file should be 10×36″ at 300ppi. Save and I will print on big printer.
Due: End of class 4/11.