Second Year Students: Project Idea
Videos: How to save a file for output, and Save artwork for the web
13) Pen tool exercises: Complete the Pen Tool Exercises activity in Illustrator. Due Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Video: Essentials of the Pen and Pencil Tools
Game: Play the Pen Tool game
14) An Introduction to Illustrator's Color Tools: Review the webpage, and fill out this form. Due Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
15) Painting Shapes with the Blob Brush: Create and turn in an Illustrator document that includes a simple illustration (drawing) created with the Blob Brush in Illustrator. Due Friday, October 7th, 2016
Video: Using the Blob Brush and Eraser
16) How to Cut a Shape: Create and turn in an Illustrator document that includes three objects; one that has been cut with the Eraser Tool, one that has been cut with the Scissors Tool, and one that has been cut with the Knife Tool. Due Friday, October 7th, 2016
Video: Eraser, Scissors, Knife tools
17) Transparency & Graphic Styles: Create and turn in an Illustrator document that includes examples of all 16 different blending modes. Label each example with the type of blending mode that is represented. Due Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Video: Creating interactions with blend modes
18) Applying Live Paint: Create and turn in an Illustrator document that includes a star created with the Live Paint Bucket, similar to the one in the tutorial. Due Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Video: Creating interactions with Live Paint, Using the Live Paint Bucket tool, and Using the Live Paint Selection tool
Project 2: Digital Self-Portrait
Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator
Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo
Create A Grisly Zombie Illustration With A Pen Tablet
Creating a Dramatic Portrait with Chunky Line Art
Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator
25 Fantastic Vector Portraits
Video: How to create a self portrait using Adobe Illustrator CS6
Color Theory: Organizing and Mixing Colors
Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642 – 1727) discovery of the color spectrum led him to develop a color wheel that included seven colors, similar to the seven musical notes found in a major scale.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) defined three of the colors (red, yellow, and blue) on his color wheel as primary colors because he believed they could be mixed together to create all other colors.
Additive Color Mixing occurs when different colors of light are mixed together. Through experimentation, James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879) demonstrated that red, green, and blue lights can be combined to create all other colors.
Subtractive Color Mixing occurs when different colored pigments are combined. One example of subtractive color mixing can be found in process printing. In process printing, the colors cyan, magenta, and yellow are combined to create all other colors.
Perhaps we need a more modern color wheel based on the discoveries of James Clerk Maxwell?