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

  • 4

    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

  • 5

    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

  • 7

    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

  • 8

    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

  • 9

    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! : )