P02: What’s In Your Head?
Due: Feb 27th. 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)
- Posted, 10-15 thumbnail sketches (inked) we will work on scanning in class.
- Posted, headshot
- Posted and printed, final design
- Posted, 5 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). 24×36″ at 300 ppi. PSD file!
***Final Submission: Merge layers to make file smaller in size.
Write a short paragraph in MS Word.
Answer the following questions in your paragraph which will become your Artist Statement.
- What is your toy?
- Why did you make your toy?
Have this ready to print and hand in to me on Tuesday.
>Handout for Scanning<
Scan a drawing into your computer. Save and open in Photoshop. Change the scan by using: Brush Tool, Selections, Adjustment Layers (Threshold, Gradient Map), Eraser.
What is Due?
Post your original scan and the modification.
This Exercise is tied directly to P01 and more specifically, Package Design. In this Exercise, we will discover one of the many ways you can get color and shape into your package design. We will discuss the following:
- Shape Tools
- Direct Selection Tool
- Selection Tool
- Paste in Front
- Corner radius
We will be working directly on our box template design file in multiple artboards. This is going to be a quick way of working on many ideas in one file.
Preliminary package sketch.
Things to think about:
- Where is text going on box template.
- What colors are you going to use?
- Where is logo and company name going?
- Description for toy.
Look at other toy packaging to inspire you.
Post all sketches in your P01 post.
In Illustrator, we learned how to add type to our box template.
As we move further along in the Project we will import our template into photoshop, add imagery/design.
You saved the illustrator file to your desktops, so you should be able to change it whenever you want.