Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Start here! Introduction Video : )
    • Syllabus
    • Website instructions
  • 2

    Week 1: Ideation: Bunny's Sledgehammer

    • LECTURE: Good Beginnings
    • DEMO: Marker and Pen Thumbnails
    • DEMO: Watercolor and Brush Pen Thumbnails
    • DEMO: Mechanical Pencil Thumbnails
    • DEMO: Digital Thumbnails
    • HOMEWORK: Video Instructions
    • Demo JPEGS
    • HOMEWORK PDF: Effective Thumbnails
    • HOMEWORK VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
    • Resources
  • 3

    Week 2: Designing Images: Value, Silhouette & Emotional Intent

    • Week 2: Plan
    • Week 2 Lecture: Keywords and greyscale studies
    • Demo Movie Stills- Digital Lasso Tool
    • Demo Movie Stills- grey paper
    • Demo: Movie Stills- marker on white paper
    • Demo Movie Stills - Pencil on white
    • Week 2 Homework Assignment video
    • Homework:Proj 2 Download: Designing Images
    • Video Crit: Assignment 1 Sketches
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    Week 3: Ideation: Keywords pearl diving

    • Week 3 plan
    • Week 3- Mindmapping lecture
    • Week 3- Compostion lecture
    • Comp Process
    • Homework: Proj 3: Celebrity Portrait
    • Week 3 Homework- Celebrity Portrait
    • Video Crit: Project 2: David Group
    • Crit List: Project 2: David Group
    • CRIT LIST PROJECT 2: LEE'S GROUP
    • VIDEO CRIT: Project 2: Lee's Group
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    Week 4: Celebrity portrait crits

    • Week 4: Plan
    • Week 4- Contracts
    • Week 4- Reference photos
    • Finished Tonal Sketch Example
    • CRIT LIST 1:
    • CRIT LIST 2:
    • CRIT LIST 3
    • David and Lee crit 1
    • David and Lee Crit 2
    • David and Lee Crit 3
  • 6

    Week 5: Ideation: Picking the moment

    • Week 5 Lecture- Picking the moment
    • Homework: Proj 4: Podcast
    • Week 5 homework- Picking the moment
    • CRIT LIST
    • VIDEO CRIT 1
    • VIDEO CRIT 1.1
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    Week 6: Crit of picking the moment sketches

    • Week 6 Plan
    • Lecture: Developing your "Style"
    • Homework: Finished toned sketch
    • Dream Portfolio Assignment
    • CRIT LIST 1
    • VIDEO CRIT 1
    • CRIT LIST 2
    • VIDEO CRIT 2
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    Week 7: Visual Metaphor

    • Week7- Lecture- Visual Metaphor
    • Metaphore Lecture Examples
    • Week 7- Project 5- Visual Metaphor
    • Homework: Proj 5: Metaphorical Fairytale
    • CRIT LIST
    • VIDEO CRIT
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    Week 8: Visual Metaphor Crits/Color theory

    • Week 8 plan
    • Color Comps
    • Symbolism vs. Metaphor
    • Crit list 1
    • Video Crit Part 1
    • Crit List: David's Group
    • Video Crit: Part 2: David's Group
    • Crit list 3
    • Video Crit 3
  • 10

    Week 9: Visual Metaphor Clean sketch crits

    • Lee & David Job Process examples
    • Video Crit 1
    • Video Crit 2
  • 11

    Week 10 Final Art Crit

    • Final Crit! : )