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Sketchbook Week 4: Thinking about Composition

Kay Neilsen

CONCEPT is the first building block of your image. It is the first and most important choice you make.

The second thing you should consider is COMPOSITION.

Composition forms the structure or foundation on top of which the image rests. Just like a building, a great image is built from the ground up, on a strong foundation. Conversely, great subject matter and great drawing, will always be undone by poor composition.

Begin by reading the Chapter on Composition provided for you in the discussion. Give yourself TIME to process this. As you read, take notes on each of the compositional techniques mentioned in the Chapter. Try illustrating each one as you come to it as a little thumbnail in your sketchbook.

Next choose a few concepts to focus on. Draw in your sketchbook based on these concepts. Photo reference is absolutely encouraged. So is life drawing or models. However, this is entirely up to you and your drawings may be abstract representations of these ideas as well. It’s entirely up to YOU.

SHARE BOTH THE THUMBNAIL NOTES AND THE SKETCHES WHEN DONE.

Post when complete:

GO TO: CLASS SITE

DASHBOARD > POSTS > ADD NEW >

Write your post. Add a Descriptive title.

Choose CATEGORY (bottom right side): Sketchbook

PUBLISH

Please add your introduction by [DATE AND TIME]. It should be between [250-300 words].

Before next class, read the comments and get to know your classmates! 

For extra credit, reply to one of your classmates’ comments. Do you have something in common? Did you learn something? Be kind.

Assignment 1, Part 4

Tight Pencil Sketch

  • Decide on your strongest concept sketch with your Art Director.
  • Refine your design based on feedback and suggestions you recieved.
  • Strengthen your drawing by using photo reference.
  • Finalize the pencil drawing.
    • Draw final art on bristol board.
    • Use a printer/ copier to enlarge drawings and reference materials.
    • Use a lightbox or graphite transfer paper to transfer drawings.
    • Work at approximately 50% larger than final art size .
    • Do not shade your drawing. Focus on drawing clean line art only.

  • EXAMPLES:
Wrap Around Beer Can Design by Heather Parton
Wrap Around Beer Can Design By Julie Bradford
Bottle Label Design By Hoa Vu

DUE NEXT WEEK:

  • Post your Tight Pencil Sketch, along with a description to the Openlab.
  • Categorize your post Work in Progress.

Week 4

Class Info

  • Date: Tuesday Sept 22
  • Meeting Info: Zoom Class Info Below

To-Do Before Class

  • Assignment 1 – Beverage Label (Tea, Coffee, Wine, etc.) Illustration
    • Part 3 of 5 due
  • Sketchbook Exercise Week 3
  • Reading Week 3
  • Discussion Week 3

Topic:

Design Concepts in Illustration

Aubrey Beardsley

Activities

Warm Up

  • Whats’s in a Name?

Discussion

  • Wrap Up, Week 3

Sketchbook

  • Small group sketchbook share

Announcements

  • CUNY Research Scholars Program

Critique

Assignment 1 Beverage Label (Tea, Coffee, Wine, etc.) Illustration
  • Part 3 of 5 due

Lecture

Line Quality

Design Concepts in Illustration

In Class Demo 

  • Using Digital Tools for Revision

Review Assignments and Expectations for Next Week’s Class

Due Next Week

EXTRA CREDIT!

For those of you looking for some extra Credit Opportunity… Participation in Drawtober 2020 will count towards your grade! Happy halloween!

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