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Technical Drawing 1
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Character Design Unit

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This unit has relatively few assignments but they are of a much greater complexity than previous assignments. Although this unit is called the Character Design Unit it is just as much about computer Illustration. The first two assignments are designing your character. Many of my students are nervous about this assignment because of their inexperience at drawing.

What many students fail to realize is the importance of the Design Process assignment from the Design Book Unit. Too many of us envision the animations of a hand drawing a cartoon or postcard background and the picture magically coming to life with the masterful strokes of the artist unerringly creating this master work of beauty.

The truth is that there are a few phenoms out there that can make this magic happen. For the rest of us it revisions, corrections, adjustments and sometimes starting over to make our work look right. So to successfully complete this assignment you will need tracing paper, patience and persistence.

The final project in this unit is using Photoshop to illustrate the character you designed in the previous assignments. You will need to have completed the Photoshop Unit and also the Basic Shape in class enrichment project before starting this assignment.

Assignments
Hours
Character Style / Rough
22.0
Character Style / Final
27.5
Practice Character Illustration
16.5
Flash Page Illustration Sketch
29.0
Flash Page Illustration
55.0
Total Time
150


Frameworks
01.05 Draw freehand sketches.
01.06 Draw auxiliary views.
01.09 Draw in ink on a variety of surfaces.
02.02 Demonstrate elementary anatomy drawing skills.
02.03 Illustrate using ink, pencil, washes, markers, tempera, watercolor and paints.
02.04 Demonstrate renderings of different textures using the above media.
02.05 Make illustrations using various subjects.
02.06 Make a montage illustration.
02.07 Draw a cartoon.
03.01 Demonstrate graphic art computer skills using appropriate graphic art programs and hardware.
03.02 Use software and hardware to manipulate and adjust various drawings, pictures and graphic material by computer.
03.03 Produce finished computer projects reflecting current computer graphic art tech.
03.04 Operate various scanners and input devices for computer graphics.
04.10 Retouch photos.


Commercial Art
Technology 1
OCP_A Frameworks
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Commercial Art
Technology 1
OCP_B Frameworks
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Commercial Art
Technology 2
OCP_A Frameworks
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Commercial Art
Technology 2
OCP_B Frameworks
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