September 26, 2016

Materials Need for This Class:

  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils (wide range from 4h to 4B)
  • Inking pens
  • 9×12″ Bristol

Due this class:

  • Post your Phase 1 of Project #2 writing to the class blog. Comment on at least 3 other students posts. See Guidelines for specifics.

Review / Share

  • Review Elements & Principles for this project
  • Do you have anything to Share?

Demo

  • Thumbnail sketches How to / Why Video
  • Thumbnail sketching is important, because it’s a beginning place for brainstorming ideas. It allows you to quickly get your ideas down on paper. This should happen before you jump on the computer and go with the first concept that comes to mind. Thumbnail sketches are part of the Design Process, Phase 1: Discover. You can then refine your best sketches in Phase 2: Define. If an idea or message doesn’t work well in a sketch then it’s unlikely to work in a final design.

Lab

Staccato / Legato Pattern Mashup PREP

  • Take out a soft pencil #3B and your sketchbook.
  • Rhythmic Line Test 1: Listen to this song: Another One Bites the Dust and draw a line representing its rhythm across your first sheet of paper. Repeat and refine until you get a variety of interesting lines. How would you describe these lines?
  • Rhythmic Line Test 2: Listen to this song: Summertime and draw a line representing its rhythm across your second sheet paper.Repeat and refine until you get a variety of interesting lines. How would you describe these lines?
  • Patterns: Now create at least 12 thumbnails: 6 for Staccato and 6 for Legato. Using your rhythmic line tests as a guide, create 6 patterns that represents STACCATO and 6 patterns that represents LEGATO.  Continue to refine these patterns. Try varying the line weight (thick and thin) and the spacing (tight and wide) between the lines. Let the rhythm of the music dictate the look and feel of your patterns.

Homework

  1. Complete Staccato / Legato Pattern Mashup PREP (See Lab above).
  2. Materials needed next class: Sketchbook and variety of pencils — plus inking pens, 9×12″ bristol.
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