DAaA- 10/30

Own World by Jericó Santander
Born in the Canary Island of Spain. Santander holds a BA in Art,
and studied at an illustration academy in Madrid. Santander has moved back
to the Canary Islands and works as a freelance illustrator.

How do we Represent Ourselves?

For this six weeks, we’ll be primarily using Photoshop. In the new version of Photoshop CS6, Video has been added to its capabilities (albeit it was already available in previous versions if you had the extended version). They also made a lot of upgrades to what you can do with video in PS. Photoshop, most of the time, however is not used for video, and what you can do with it has a very broad range of applications.

Learn More About Photoshop
Adobe’s CS6 Photoshop Extended

Current Work

Major Project

Note: You might need to understand vector vs raster for a surprise later this week…!

Your project for this six weeks is related to portraiture. You’ll have to plan several different ideas for portraits. It could be a portrait of yourself, or someone you know- but not just some random stranger or imaginary character.

Portraits can very a lot. Some portraits are very realistic, just about the way a person looks, or appears. Others are more about the way the person feels. Some portraits are more about what a person does or spends their time. Do some research, look into some of the different portrait work out there, both modern and historical, both realistic/surreal and abstract/non-representational.

As you research, you should be thinking about what you want to do. I’ll want to chat with you guys next class to see what your thinking. At this point, i’d like to see four sketches of different ideas (they can be on paper or on the computer). A variation of an idea doesn’t count as a different idea.

You can see the Criterion by which IB looks at technology projects at any time here. So, to get maximum points on the third part (Plan), IB states the following should be fulfilled.

“A plan containing detailed logical steps and describes the use of resources and time is produced. Critical evaluation of the plan is conducted. Modifications to the plan are justified.”

So, what exactly, does this mean? Let’s break it down.

A plan containing detailed logical steps and describes the use of resources and time is produced.

This consists of how you intend to divide your time between research and creation, what new skills you intend to learn for this project, gantt chart, and intention to use any other materials.

Critical evaluation of the plan is conducted.

At the project’s end, evaluate how well your plan was followed.

Modifications to the plan are justified.

Explain & defend any changes made to your plan.

See Previous two posts for information regarding Criteria for your Design & Investigation (research) stages.

Other Options

At various times during the year, you will have other options. This six weeks, you have two options instead of portraiture.

The first option is to create a work of digital art for the Reflections Contest.

The second option is the Open The Door Project. For this project, you’d be designing 3×6 ft door. Selected designs will actually be created with local and international artists, and then displayed around the city. Ask me if you’d like more info on it.

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