Illusrtation and Animation Portfolio Development

Students interested in portfolio development for Illustration and Animation programs will receive specific guidance which is a direct result of my years of knowledge and  instruction at Sheridan College, OCAD University, Seneca and Humber Colleges. Students will be guided through basic principles of one and two-point perspective, figure drawing and line quality. Elements of design, structure and form, establishing a light-source, and colour theory will be explored as the student develops images for inclusion in their portfolio.

 
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Observational Perspective

Starting with basic shapes (spheres, cylinders,cubes...etc) students will be taken through a series exercises exploring one and two point perspective.Explanation on eye level,and vanishing points. Students will be instructed on proper construction of an ellipse, cylinders in perspective.

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Gesture Drawing

The importance of the gesture in figure drawing. Emphasis will be placed on line quality and variety.

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Longer Poses

From short to long poses. Building a figure and developing the form, from the short gesture to the more sustained pose. Creating a light-source by massing in large areas of light and dark. The focus will be placed on working on the form and developing the weight of the figure.

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Line Quality

The importance of line quality and variety will be demonstrated. Highlighting form, muscle mass and light and shadow on the form.

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Design And Colour

Arranging shapes. Regardless of the image, the topic of design and colour will be the focus. Strong portfolios reveal a student's understanding of strong compositional elements.