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.
- 5-10 sketches for each
- Save and post as Final Project.
- Post all sketches, images and notes.
- Paragraph with final post describing your thought process, not only what you did, but why you did it.
- Final 17×22″ print.
- Final PSD or AI file given to professor
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
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.
- Final Print 22×17″ Design
- Post of Final Design on Blog
- Post of paragraph about your process. Color choices and why. Files used and manipulation of design in Photoshop.
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.
(due at end of semester)
Structural Packaging and Design
In this project, we will use the templates in Paul Jackson’s book STRUCTURAL PACKAGING to design boxes for toys that we will 3D Print. So this project will have two elements.
1) A designed package for your toy and
2) the toy itself.
If you have not gone through the tutorials for TINKERCAD, I suggest you do. These tutorials will help you out a great deal. Your designs should be 100% original. We are not interested in creating a toy that already exists.
You should also be thinking of a name for your toy and a design for your box. Will your box be a cage for a terrible monster? Or will it be a cute nest design for something adorable?
- Notes on ideas (mind map)
- sketches of toy design
- sketches of box design
- final toy(s) for display
- final printed and folded box for display
- additional packaging materials like instructions, etc. would be a great addition
Everything should be posted.
P01: What’s In Your Head?
Due: Feb 23rd. end of class.
What goes on inside that noggin’ of yours? Use hand-drawn illustrations to accompany your portrait. This portrait should be about things that interest you, things that run around in your head or things that occupy your mind on a daily basis. Incorporate your drawings to become apart of your head. Be creative! Explore placement, scale and dissection.
Use all of your Photoshop talents that you have learned so far. Final image must be in Black and White.
- Black and White(grayscale final image)
- Colored version of final image.
- Posted, 10-15 thumbnail sketches (inked) we will work on scanning in class.
- Posted, headshot
- Posted and printed, final design
- Posted, 10 composition sketches
- Posted, Notes related to content
- post everything in one post!
Create a composition using only hand-drawn sketches and a photograph of yourself. No other photos are allowed. The final submission must be in Black and White (grayscale). 22×17″ at 300 ppi. Print and mount to matboard.
We will also do another version in color. This added color element will be painted in over our black and white images.
Due: Thursday, Feb 2nd, by end of class
**Have preliminary pics for Tuesday, Jan 31st.**
What story will you tell with a series of photos? Explore different compositions and placements on the page.
Take pictures with your camera or camera phone. Pictures should be well lit and in focus. All your pictures will be converted into grayscale. No color will be used. Your pictures should have good contrast = from white to pure black. Pictures that have too much gray or mid tones do not read as well.
Your final print maximum will be 11×17. If you want, you can choose to do one long strip either vertically or horizontally. Either way your piece needs to extend to 17″ to utilized the maximum print area.
Develop your story ideas into a list of 10-15 items to be included with your post. As your story develops write out a short story and include with your post. (min. 75 words)
There should be a minimum of 3 pics. Post all sketches, lists and final to your blog under the name P01: Photo Narrative Series.
We will also mount your print, so bring all supplies by Thursday, Feb 2nd. We will be mounting our work, so I would have your work ready to print early within the class time. This will save you some headache as you won’t be fighting for the printer.
Examples from online:
Converting your images to Grayscale (Black and White) using Gradient Map.
The Gradient Map will allow you to adjust the amount of value in your image. For example, if you have an image that is too light or white and you want to darken it a bit, you can set your white point to light gray. You can also boost your blacks so that they saturate more of the image. I will introduce the Gradient Map to you and ways to adjust it for your desired effect. Remember not to push the whites or blacks too much as they might render your images unreadable.