For the rest of the semester, you will work on perfecting previous assignments in addition to completing 1-2 final assignments. On the last day of class, Dec. 4, 2012, I will meet with each student individually for about 5-20 minutes and we will review your work and discuss what grade you should receive for the semester. For the last class, be sure to bring the following:
- the three colored animal collages from assignment 2
- the two photo retouch jobs from assignment 3
- the two illustrator tracings from assignment 4
- and your final assignment(s)
Final Assignment Details
Choose either a simple subject or a social issue.
For simple subjects, chose something such as horses, birds, fruit, etc. The idea is to “just pick something.” I am not too worried about any brilliant ideas here (although feel free to put some thought into it). This is about working on your style – how it looks, is it clean or grungy, what type of color palette was used, etc. It’s a good way to continuing practicing the software and working on the look and feel of your digital art.
For social issues, this is more challenging. This is for those who feel comfortable with the software and have fairly good control over one or more styles. A clever idea or juxtaposition of elements is the goal here in addition to an aesthetically pleasing style (although sometimes a good idea can make up for a weak or simple style).
Remember, for either of these final assignments, the theispot.com is full of examples that show either a great style, clever idea or both. I strongly encourage students to visit the library and find some good source imagery if you don’t plan on drawing or painting on your own. Web imagery rarely creates a good final assignment for this class. Also, don’t feel obligated to be so literal with your illustrations. It may seem like it makes sense to visually explain your idea, but don’t worry about that. Just focus on making something that looks good.
Class time will be lab time, so you can get one-on-one instruction from me, discuss ideas, get feedback, visit the library or anything else that is relevant. Take advantage of this!