#Week6 – HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? #Designing #CorporateProducts, #Drawing from #OBSERVATION, and #Watercolors of #COLLAGES are in the works today.


Fun… but MORE importantly – the Jenny Saville at the same show sold for 12.6 million dollars… the most for a living female artist! And more about the Banksey HERE.

Art Foundations: BEGIN our FINAL Observational Drawing Today!



  1. Shadows… now is the time to begin sketching in the pencil lines.
  2. Sighting In – use your arm and the pencil as measuring devices.
  3. Shhhhh… “We were all focused and not talking. We worked better when we are focused on it.” – One of YOU said this.
  4. No Finger blending.
  5. 80% of time is on the looking at the object in front of you and 20% of the time is on the looking at the drawing and drawing.

Giorgio Morandi – TATE and the MET

10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

Black and White – Transparency and Layering… Janet Fish: http://www.utdallas.edu/~melacy/pages/2D_Design/value_DesignBasics/images/Fish_grayscale.jpg

What challenges have you found in the process of drawing your still life from OBSERVATION? 

Where can you see the idea of OBSERVATION as being a skill that is worthy of you focusing on?

Introduction to Painting: Paint – a few more hours and we are DONE!

1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

As you have been working on your watercolors – what skills do you feel you have developed in your body of work? Continue to challenge yourself in the development of your composition.

Janet Fish Watercolor: http://www.artnet.com/WebServices/images/ll00074lldCTFJFg7oeR3CiEfDrCWvaHBOcjSxE/janet-fish-watermelon-slice.jpg

How have you used persistence and grit to continue and work through the issues you are having?

  • Collage Examples – Let’s look at these for some BASIC ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

How are you feeling about the design of your Corporate ID? Are there any aspects that you are in need of CLEANING UP? Share your ideas and thoughts (one positive and then a second positive) with your neighbor. Why is it successful?

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images into the LARGE DOCUMENT – we will be creating the FINAL PDF of this by the end of the period. 40 minutes to go we assemble it TOGETHER!  

Business Card and Envelope and Letterhead Designs: https://i0.wp.com/www.reviewsapex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Brand-Identity-business-card-letterhead-envelope-mockup.jpg?w=611&ssl=1

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design and the Corporate ID Materials work and be done by the next period? We will be printing all this material (as mock ups) so be ready to have everything assembled in a way that we can print it in color. We will be saving it all as a single PDF in ONE DOCUMENT. Play it out and make it work. 3 thumbnails of EACH of the elements before you begin in InDesign.

What to put on the Corporate ID pages and the like? Let’s look HERE for some ideas.

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images. We will ALSO be learning a SMALL BIT of InDesign so that we can create letterhead, envelopes, and business cards, Letterhead: 11” x 8.5”, Envelopes: 4.125” x 9.5” and business cards STANDARD: 2” x 3.5”

These designs will be completed at the end of the next period and we will be assembling them into a final document (each) in the beginning of the NEXT next next period.

  • Paul Rand Article HERE
  • Logo Designs I Love Site HERE

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