Tuesday, November 13, 2007

To Do Today

  • Begin working on your 10 Roughs for the Animal Symbol assignment. Please refer to the green handout with directions. Follow the size template on the board. Drawing supplies and paper are on the table with the projectors on it.
  • If you were gone yesterday, you missed a major step for the project. Get the Client Meeting packet and work in pairs to complete the assignment. Get directions from your classmates. Refer to the PM clients list on the cabinet.
  • If you are not finished with your thumbnails, that is homework for the night. It is strongly suggested that you take the Roughs home tonight as well, especially if you are slow at drawing.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Animal Symbol Development Process

The Animal Symbol Project is our first in-class exercise in working to suit client desires.

After each key step in the process, we will simulate the client experience by altering our assignment around peer feedback. Here are the key steps:

  • 20 Thumbnails: Preliminary Composition Ideas. No serious development other than what is in the composition and what shape it is. Outlines!
  • 10 Roughs: After meeting w/your 'client', you will condense your 20 Thumbnails into 10 Roughs. The roughs are further refined, but not all the way. Presenting some "Rough Drafts", showing +/- space in your forms, line weight, etc, still using manual art materials.
  • 5 Comps: You will then turn your 10 Roughs into 5 Comps--These further refine your roughs into 5 solid, for real ideas, laid out in the computer. After presenting these to your client, you will tweak and adjust your comps into:
  • One Amazing, Glorious Final Design. Printed in Black/White and Color!
This is where deadlines kick on! If you are not ready for client meetings, be ready for point reductions.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hey! This is Important!

Make sure you are on track to finish all Q1 assignments!

Arrange time to finish if you are not! STEP is open all day Friday. Take advantage!

If you are going to the volleyball game on Thursday, you must make up the final by 2:30 PM on Monday! This means you'll probably have to come in Friday!

Have a nice day.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Final Countdown!!!

The Following Assignments Will Be Part Of Your Quarter 1 Grade But Are Not Yet In The Gradebook! See The Notes And Make Sure You Are On The Up and Up! Take Time to Speak With Me If You Have Any Questions or Concerns Regarding Your Grade!

  • Black Square Problem (Did You Do Your Writing Assignment?)
  • +/- Space Problem (Did You Do Your Writing Assignment?)
  • Pen Tutorial (We Will Finish on Tuesday)
  • Pumpkin Composition (Vector Masks, Custom Brushes, Adjustment Layers)
  • Group Gridding Project
  • Individual Gridding Project
  • Animal Symbol Thumbnail Packet (See me if you are not taking Quarter 2)
Complete any other missing assignments you may have! Remember that to earn the college credits you must have a grade of B or higher both quarters of the class!