Class Schedule - Spring 2012 - ARTC 4950 - Bowling Green State University
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Date Tentative Topics: Assigned: What is due:
May
Week 1
14 Mon

Syllabus, Introductions, Intro to Character Design, Portfolio requirements, research assignments, field trip to the Union

Notes 1

Assigned:
Assignment 1: Blog setup
Assignment 2: Research Features

Due: Assignment 2: Research
15 Tues

Feature Sketches, Critique of Feature Sketches, Research Stylized Facial Features, Draw Stylized Facial Features

 

Assigned:
Assignment 3: Focus on Features

Assignment 4: Research Stylistic Facial Features

Assignment 5: Draw Stylized Facial Features

Due: Assignment 1: Blog

Due: Assignment 3: Feature Drawing

Due: Assignment 4: Research Stylistic Facial Features

Due: Assignment 5: Draw Stylized Facial Features

16 Wed

Ears - realistic and stylized, Focus on Animals

 

Assigned:
Assignment 6: Ears - realistic and stylized

Assigned:
Assignment 7: Animal Research


Due: Assignment 6: Ears - realistic and stylized

Due: Assignment 7: Animal Research
17 Thurs

Zoo Trip 1: Observational Drawing

 

Assigned:
Assignment 8: Animal Drawings

Due: Assignment 8: Animal Drawings
18 Fri

Visiting Artist: Ken Fairclough - Concept Artist

 

Assigned:
Assignment 9: Drawing Characters with Markers
Due:
Assignment 9: Drawing Characters with Markers
Week 2
21 Mon

Scanning for the blog, critique of zoo and Ken workshop images

David Coleman's Part 1 and 2 (DVD)

Character attributes (emotion, feature, profession and personality)

 

Assigned:
Assignment 10: Scanning

Assignment 11: Character Personalities

Due:
Assignment 10: Scanning
Assignment 11: Character Personalities

22 Tues

Interview with Hunter Grant, alumni and artist currently working at Blizzard Entertainment

An Investigation of Character Artists - styles

Draw a character in three different styles

Assigned:
Assignment 12: Character Artists
Assignment 13: Drawing & Style

Due:
Assignment 12: Character Artists
Assignment 13: Drawing & Style

23 Wed

Human Proportions & distorted bodies

Hybrid forms:
animal - machine - human - plant

Assigned:
Assignment 14: Human Proportions
Assignment 15: Distorted Bodies

Due:
Assignment 14: Human Proportions
Assignment 15: Distorted Bodies

24 Thurs

Model sheets - architypes

Expressions

Assignment 16: Caricature Drawings
Assignment 17: Character Model Sheet
Due:
Assignment 16: Caricature Drawings
25 Fri Final Critique  

Due:
Assignment 17: Character Model Sheet
Assignment 18: Final Portfolio