|week 1||jan 9|
|Review of Digital Illustration. Lecture: What is digital illustration today? Demo: Creating with Adobe Illustrator.||1. Everyday Monster||WEEK 3|
|week 2||jan 16|
|Using Adobe Illustrator.
Participatory Demo: Exploring Illustrator
|week 3||jan 23|
|Critique on Project 1. More Adobe Illustrator.
Demo: the Power of Illustrator’s Appearance Panel.
|2. Editorial Illustration||week 6|
|week 4||jan 30|
|More Adobe Illustrator.
Creating custom brushes, patterns.
|week 5||FEB 6|
|Adobe Illustrator effects. Participatory Demo: Layer styles, blending, masks, brushes, effects. Exploring online illustration resources.|
|week 6||feb 20|
|Creating a conceptual composite using Photoshop
Critique on Project 2.
|3. Conceptual Portrait||week 10|
|week 7||feb 27|
|Painting in Photoshop 1: Rendering.
Participatory Demo: Using Photoshop’s brush engine to create a responsive brush for rendering. Tool Presets. Rendered environments.
|week 8||mar 6|
|Painting in Photoshop 2: Texture. Participatory Demo: Using Photoshop’s Brush Engine. Emulating traditional media.|
|week 9||mar 13|
|Painting in Photoshop 3: Colour. Participatory Demo: Creating a “painting palette.” Mixing colours with the Mixer Brushes.|
|week 10||mar 20|
|Introduction to Animation using After Effects
Critique on Project 3.
|4. Illustration for Animation||week 14|
|week 11||mar 27|
|Lecture/Demo: Creating assets for motion design.
Review concepts for Project 4.
|week 12||apr 3|
|The Parallax Effect in After Effects.
Demo: Turning a static illustration into a dynamic animation.
|week 13||Apr 10|
|Introduction to 3-D programs.
Demo: Using SketchUp to create 3-D models.
|week 14||Apr 17|
|Project 4 Due.
Critique on Project 4.
Course Overview: Building upon Digital Applications I & II, this course will focus on developing strong conceptual approaches to the creation of digital illustration. At the same time we’ll learn the advanced illustration techniques available in Illustrator and Photoshop. Some attention will be paid to the fields of animation, motion graphics and illustration using 3d software.
Assignment 1 Everyday Monsters: 20%
Assignment 2 Georgia Straight Editorial: 20%
Assignment 3 Illustration for Animation: 25%
Assignment 4 Animation: 20%