Welcome to Module 5. In this lesson we will view images of both traditional and digital concept sketches. We will also begin the midterm project which is a pen and ink drawing of a photo that you will find of any famous personality or of a family member or friend. Click the rollover image of the drawing below by a former student to see the full drawing and the complexity of the project. More images will be available in the next section.
The student that did the portrait below used a few graphic illustration mapping and grid techniques to layout the full face and then applied all the knowledge gained so far about pen and ink and graphic strokes and completed the work for a mid-term project. Every student in the class will turn one of these in for a mid-term assignment and although it looks difficult, it is really not. Some students might elect to do the assignment on a computer using a WACOM tablet and digital pen.
Before beginning this lesson, you should know or be able to do the following.
Compare traditional and digital methods of sketching and learn the advantages of both techniques
In this lesson, you will do the following:
These are the assignments for this lesson:
As you work through this lesson, you should keep the following key questions in mind to focus your studies:
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