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Animation Exercise

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Your first exercise/project in Adobe Animate is a series of four exercises to give you practice in using Tweens to animate objects in Animate. Below is the handout with instructions, and under that is a video of the 4 exercises.  Under the video is a screen shot of all of the settings you need to change whenever you create a new Actionscript 3.0 Animate file.

 

 

Adobe Animate - HD Settings

Website and Logo Evaluations

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The Website and Logos are due this Monday.  Along with that, this evaluation is also due on Monday.  Below are both a Word Doc and a PDF for your convenience!

 

Also, here is a video on the process of handing in your websites:

 

Sketchbook Assignment: Foreshortening

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Your sketchbook for next week (and the last one of the quarter) is called foreshortening.  Basically, have a model lie down and then put yourself at one end of the person, relatively close to them.  You are essentially to draw them in perspective.  See below for examples of previous student’s sketches that I think will help you.  And remember – Shade your drawing!  Line drawings will not be accepted.

 

Sketchbook Assignment: 2-Point Perspective

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This Wednesday, you need to finish a 2-point perspective sketchbook.  We’ve talked a lot about it in class, but here are a few examples to help you out.  Remember these few points:

  • This drawing needs to be from real-life.  Not made-up, nor from some random picture on the internet.  Draw what you see, including windows, doors, planters.
  • You may take a photograph of your house and draw from that.  However, please print it out, because it is basically impossible to get a proper level of detail from a 4″ iPhone screen.  Printing it out in black and white might also help you see the shading/values a bit more, so this could be advantageous.
  • Remember, in 2-point perspective, both sides of the house are going away from you, so they are both going back to a vanishing point.
  • Also remember that the examples below, as well as the video, are just showing you the mechanics of how 2-point perspective works.  Do not copy these examples, or do what s in the video.  You are supposed to be drawing this from a real-life example.

 

Sketchbook Assignment – 1 Point Perspective

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This week’s sketchbook assignment is to draw a house in 1-pt perspective.  This drawing is to be of a real house, and is also to be a value study (shaded) just like a normal sketchbook assignment.

Below are some examples of previous sketchbooks, and then below this a short video on drawing objects in 1-point perspective.  Then below that is the notes from today’s class. Unfortunately, I did them much neater period 5, but I wasn’t recording it, of course.

Remember – you must draw your house with one of the sides facing you, and then one side going off into the distance.  The second example is the best one, so pay extra attention to that one.

 

 

 

 

Sketchbook Assignment: Hand Holding an Object

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Here are a few examples of next week’s sketchbook assignment.  Remember:  This is a VALUE STUDY – no line drawings will be given credit.  You must make at least a good attempt at shading your objects.  Also remember to read the instruction on the handout that I posted on this website at the beginning of the quarter!

 

Sketchbook Assignment – Old Shoes

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This week’ sketchbook assignment is old shoes: Find an old pair of shoes, and place them near a window or some other strong light source. Do a value study of those shoes. A couple of things to remember:

  1. Chose shoes that are old – new shoes are harder!  Do not try and draw shiny shoes, either, as you will be dealing with reflections and that makes it very hard.
  2. Do not draw pure black shoes.  This will also make things much harder.
  3. Make sure you have good shadows and highlights.
  4. TWO shoes (Even though one of the examples only has one)
  5. Fill the page!

 

Sketchbooks for Quarter 2

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Here is the handout with explanations and due dates for all the sketchbook assignments we will have for the rest of quarter 2. I will post examples of the one due next week shortly.

Website Analysis

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In preparation for any design/project, we always look at artwork done by other artists. It isn’t any different with WebSites.

Below I have attached a link to a worksheet I want you to fill out for class on Friday. Follow the instructions on the worksheet, and answer the questions I have given you. You can either print the worksheet out and write in your answers, or you can type them directly into the Word version of the handout. Please note – you need to download the WORD document version of the handout in order to be able to type your answers in – the PDF will not allow you to do so very nicely, if at all. This handout is due on Monday, and you will not have classtime on Monday to finish it, so get it done this weekend if you don’t do it during class today. (The only reason why you might not do it today is if you are finishing up your Surrealism portrait.)

Also, start thinking about what kind of a website you would want to design. What product would you want to sell? It can be real or imagined. More information on Monday!

Surrealism Portrait Project Evaluation

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Your Surrealism Portrait is due on Friday, and here is the evaluation, in case you need it:

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