Sunday, 29 May 2016

Design checklist - are you on target?

Check list Design Level 2  and 3 term 2
To be done:
Brief typed up and (blu-tacked) onto folio boards
Top left hand corner – 15cm x 15cm or so

Inspiration printed and placed (blu-tacked) on folio board
15cm x 44cm of pictures you have gathered from the internet, photographed yourself or hand drawn.

New area measured up to contain logo concept drawing and developments.
30cm x 60cm – lay logos out evenly and neatly. Start with concepts then place developments on, then make your final larger. Put titles of logo concepts, developments, and final on as headings of each area.

Meeting with teacher to look at modifications for developments and settling on final logo by Friday 3rd June.
Bring all your work laid out on folio. Here you will receive ideas to move forward with final logo.
Email teacher this week to make appointment for critique or

Starting on next piece of work eg. Poster, flyer, DPS, website, billboard etc.
More info to come to the design blog to help with this:
Back to drawing and research. Based on your brief you will be given an artist model to research. You will need to complete workbook pages of thumbnail sketches of drawings of your design. At this point you may bring back some traditional art making methods to create back ground textures and hand drawn design. You may be cutting and pasting colours or textures from magazines. Alternatively you can utilise illustrator or photoshop to layer and recreate some imagery from your inspiration.
3 A3 pages of research and drawings… thumbnails, annotations, showing design layout ideas, texture ideas, font ideas.
Week 10
Level 2: Board 1 due  
Level 3: Board 1 plus half of board 2
Planning for other designs becoming clearer and more developed.

Low Poly portrait in Photoshop for those that prefer it...

Low Poly Portraits

Another style of drawing that is trending in NZ at the moment...Will take a while to do so please check with your teacher to see if you should use it.

Line portraits in illustrator

This looked really interesting - especially for this doing fashion and wanting to draw over photographs...

Art board tool

This is essential for helping you layout your work in Illustrator. It gives a basic overview of how to make and resize art boards. I find that I generally only use 2 to 3 art boards per file otherwise the file gets to big or confusing. This has 8 art boards as an example.

You can also specify your art board size as you open a new document. Make sure you have the measurements required from your folio!

Level two 2015 Design exemplar

Hi all

Here is a 2015 excellence exemplar:
This portfolio has presented sufficient evidence to achieve with Excellence. 
To be placed more securely in the grade range it would need more evidence of:
  • making decisions with more reflective and critical analysis as solutions progress
  • regenerating by consistently identifying the best options to further advance ideas 
  • clarifying ideas with good decisions made at end-points,  for example; large scale works reveal the candidate’s need to address negative space and large areas of saturated colour.