CTE Task: Basic Illustration​

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COURSE:

Digital Art & Design I

TASK LENGTH:

1hr

 

Basic Illustration

Task Description

Standards

In this task, students will create a digital self-portrait utilizing facial composite software.

Standard 14: Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional sketches, including rough and refined sketches, demonstrating shape, volume, depth, and dimension. Distinguish among common illustration techniques used in design composition such as one-point, two-point, and multi-point perspective drawings. Develop conceptual design ideas using freehand sketching. For a given design problem, generate, analyze, and refine sketches to develop design solutions. Use the sketches to create refined drawings utilizing design software. For example, create thumbnail sketches to generate ideas for a logo or advertisement.

 Content Understandings

Extending Understandings

Upon successful completion of these tasks students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • create two dimensional and three-dimensional sketches,
  • distinguish common illustration techniques used in design composition,
  • refine sketches to develop design solutions
  • create refined drawings utilizing design software.

To move students towards deeper understanding, they should be given opportunities to:

  • utilize their knowledge of design software to generate logos or advertisements.

Support Strategies

If students are struggling to access this task, additional supports and strategies could be employed as students are engaging with the task.

Key Terms

Sentence Frames

Scaffolded Questions

Two- Dimensional Sketch

 

Three -Dimensional Sketch

 

Perspective Drawings

A _____ composition possesses the dimensions of length and width but does not possess depth.

 

A ______ represents objects spatially.

 

______ is a technique used in art and design to represent three-dimensional images on two dimensional picture plane.

Why are dimensions important in drawing?

 

 

Why is a drawing considered three-dimensional?

 

 

What are the elements of perspective drawing?

 

Instructional Resources

http://portraitpad.com/  

Portrait Pad. (2016) Portrait Pad Homepage. Retrieved from portraitpad.com

TASK GUIDES

This activity will require students to apply what they learned in the lesson on two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings and self-portraits to a hands-on activity.

Self Portrait Task

  1. Take a picture of yourself from the shoulders up. You may use a camera or phone.
  2. Print out the photo.
  3. Draw a self-portrait from observation at ¾ view using the printed photograph.
  4. Once your drawing is complete, use the facial composite software Portrait Pad to recreate your drawing.
  5. When using the facial composite software your drawing must include:
  1. layering
  2. 3-5 words to describe the self- portrait.
  1. Print a copy of your finished project and submit to your teacher.
  2. The teacher will make all the photos available for viewing on a virtual platform.

Student Resource

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Self Portrait Task

  1. Take a picture of yourself from the shoulders up. You may use a camera or phone.
  2. Print out the photo.
  3. Draw a self-portrait from observation at ¾ view using the printed photograph.
  4. Once your drawing is complete, use the facial composite software Portrait Pad to recreate your drawing.
  5. When using the facial composite software your drawing must include:
  1. layering
  2. 3-5 words to describe the self- portrait.
  1. Print a copy of your finished project and submit to your teacher.
  2. The teacher will make all the photos available for viewing on a virtual platform.