- Finish your thumbnail sketches and bring a refined sketch to class.
- IMPORTANT! Come prepared with necessary materials (see list below) to COMPLETE your inked compositions in class.
- Visual Library: Contribute an image of an advertisement or brand that represents stable figure-ground.
- sketch book (9″x12″)
- bristol pad (9”x12” 2-ply smooth plate finish)
- tracing paper (9″x12″)
- graphite drawing pencils (6B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H)
- pencil sharpener (basic metal)
- eraser (magic rub, mars, gum or similar)
- Pigma Micron inking pens (size .02 and .05)
- Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen or Pigma Micron brush
- small box for your supplies (find or reuse)
- portfolio to transport your work
- 1 roll drafting or removable tape
- metal ruler
Visual Library (15 min)
Let’s take a look at the images you posted to the Visual Library, specifically those posted using Thursday’s prompt: Stable Figure/Ground, but also any that could be described with the terms Organic shape, Geometric shape, Figure (positive space), Ground (negative space), Ambiguous Figure/Ground, Economy, and Unity.
Goal: Finalize your “curious artifacts” compositions to create (6) culminating compositions in ink on Bristol board: (3) obvious figure / ground relationship and (3) ambiguous figure/ground relationship . Using an economy of organic and/or geometric shapes, the final compositions should feel unified.
- Let’s review the guidelines for Project #1: Develop
Document your work
When you are finished, take a well-lighted, well-composed photograph of your inked composition. This image will be uploaded to class blog for critique and grading.
Use this guide to avoid common mistakes when photographing your work with a camera phone.
When submitting your project work, demonstrate a dedication to your design practice and show a sense of professionalism. Protect your work from smudges, wrinkles and bends by covering it with a piece of protective tracing paper and store it in your portfolio during travel to and from school.
- Use a piece of tracing paper sized to the width of your work.
- Using removable drafting tape, carefully tape the top edge of the tracing paper to the back of your finished work.
- In pencil write your full name and the project number (ie: COMD1100 Project #1) on the BACK of the work in lower right corner.
Submitting Your Work
Part of your Project grade is leaving well-written comments for at least one of your peers. Review Providing Feedback for specific guidelines for leaving constructive feedback.
REMINDER: You will receive a grade and comments from the Professor on this post. Without this post, you will not receive a grade.
Lab & Meetings with Professor
- Work independently (and quietly) on Project #1: Phase 3 – Develop. Feel free to listen to music using headphones.
- By the end of class you should have completed your inked composition.
- Meet with the Professor to make sure you are on the path to success in this course. If you have questions or need extra help, now is the time to ask!
Homework Due NEXT CLASS
- Prepare your Inked Composition for delivery.
- Don’t forget to document your finished work and protect it with tracing paper to turn in.
- Follow the Submitting Your Work guidelines and include the project-specific details found under Project #1 Deliver.
- Leave at least one comment on a fellow classmates Curious Artifacts post. Review Providing Feedback for specific guidelines for leaving constructive feedback.
- We will use the class blog to present work during the critique next class.