Monday: -Review Emojis Assignment -Work on Emojis/Finish Avatars
-IN DROPBOX COMMENT: Make a positive comment about how another student visually pushed the design of their avatar.
Arts Walk Submissions in Dropbox: Submit a piece of art to be in this years Arts Walk celebration on May 11
Want to see who is in the exhibit SO FAR? Click to go to link
Avatar Assignment Due
Name final file under your name. Ex: Mister_Hepworth_Avatar.jpg
Place folder in Avatar folder in Dropbox.
To Save as a jpg in Illustrator:
File>Export>save as jpg
In the jpg Option pop up box make sure to:
Example of using your Avatar in an online space:
What does the phrase; "When push comes to shove" mean?
Please answer the following 2 questions in the comment section, title with your full name and question number (ex. Q#1).
Q.#1 Does this idiom, (When push comes to shove) suggest something good or bad?
Q.#2 Is breaking the norm good or bad?
How Disney Pushed Animation
RBF is Real Life
More of us suffer than we want to know!
The Kuleshov Effect
The Kuleshov effect explained by Alfred Hitchcock:
Without the ability to juxtapose another image to give our RBF meaning, how do we create more clear emotions?
Examples in the Extreme
The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) -United States
One Piece (1999) -Japan
Do all styles fit these extremes? How are these two shows similar and different?
Emojis, Expressions, Feelings
Use your Avatar's head to create a series of different emotions. Here are examples of when expression is used:
DOOM II (1994)
Persona 5 (2017)
Mr. Hepworth's Movie Reviews (2005-2009)
Today we will talk more about good design using varying shapes.
But what's just right?
It's not just a dream, think about BIG, medium, small shapes!
Are all these designs bad? Is Goldilocks a basic...jerk?
I NEED YOUR OPINION----MAKE SURE YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.
Thank you for your responses, goldilocks appreciates it.
-Review Assignment Guidelines
-Research and Sketch your Avatar ideas
-Worksheet: STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD
-Discuss the balance of the artist versus the community.
-Write out-Sketch Up avatar ideas.
-Work with Shape Builder Tool.
Demo: Learning to use the Shape Building Tool
Using the Shape Builder tool - Better than the Pathfinder panel! (Written)
Using the Shape Builder tool (video)
New Project: "Bii" an Avatar!
Student Learning Objective: Visually simplify yourself into an Avatar that fits into the identity of a larger online community while still representing a individual characteristic of yourself.
1.) Choose a online community (message forum/social media/video game platform) that you would use for your avatar.
- How does your avatar visually work well for the intended online community?
- How does your avatar visually represent your individual personality?
2.) Design uses Proportion/Variety.
- How will you balance the use of BIG, medium, and small shapes in your design?
- How will you 'proportion' your colors and gradient effects?
3.) Design uses simplification (abstraction).
- How did you visually push the design of your face, body, clothes?
-Do you have a strong/clear silhouette?
4.) Design uses three or more unique/individual highlights.
- How does your facial feature, posture, clothing, accessory, expression, ect. help support your chosen expression or character trait?
5.) Written Reflection on your finished Avatar, and how it effectively meets or exceeds the assignment guidelines.
Stretch Goal: Using your avatar's head, create a set of emojis (facial expressions) that you could use on your phone or in your chosen online community.
Click to PowerPuff Yourself