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Sketchbook Examples – Self Portraits

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This wednesday, you have a self-portrait sketchbook due. Here are some good examples to look at so you know what I am looking for. And remember, it’s not as important that it look like you as you include the proper shading/value changes!

The History of the Green Screen

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Today we talked a little bit about the Green Screen and its uses. Here is the video I told you about that goes through the history of how the green screen came about in modern film (and by default, photography):

Composite Project Evaluation

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Here is a copy of the Composite Project evaluation, in case you lose your copy, or were absent when I handed them out.

Sketchbook Examples: Old Shoes

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Here are a couple of excellent examples of what I would like to see from your next sketchbook assignment:

Sketchbook Assignments for Quarter 2

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Yes, we are starting this a little late, but better late than never! Below is a link to a copy of the sketchbook assignments for the second quarter. Don’t forget this weeks is due on Friday! I’ll be posting examples in just a few minutes.

Sketchbook – Hand Holding Object

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Next Wednesday, you will need to draw a hand holding an object. Below are a few examples of what I’m looking for. And remember, the values are more important than the form of teh hand. Make it look like it’s 3d!

Getting Rid of the Background in Your Images

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Here is the demo I gave yesterday on using the selection tools to create a Layer Mask.. Remember: DO NOT simply just erase the background with the eraser tool. This WILL lose you points. It will also cause you headaches later one. I promise you, it will!

Finding the Right Image(s) for Your Composite Project

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Watch the following video to learn how to find the right image(s) for your composite using the Google image search function. You need to make sure that the images you find have enough resolution – they need to be at 300 pixels per inch in the final image, which we’ll talk about some more tomorrow!

Sketchbook Project – Old Toys

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Here are some examples I found online of some good sketches of toys. Not as good as the ones I had in my iPhoto library, but since that is gone, these will have to do:

Sketchbook #2 – Cross-Contour Line Drawing

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Here are some examples of what I’m looking for with this sketchbook assignment. No shading, no values – just concentrate on the shape of the object, and pay attention to it’s size, proportions, that sort of thing. Don’t try to draw something that moves, like pets or people. You’ll only be making your job a lot harder.

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