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My students always kick it through the upright! Some excellent product designs by my students a few years back. My students also did this photo shoot! Boom!

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How to Draw Realistic Hair You just might be wondering “I’ve mastered realistic bodies, but gosh! How do I do hair?” These simple steps with help you make your creations have realistic hair Steps After you draw a simple head and shoulders think about what type of hair style you want your creation to have […]

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8th Grade {Eye} Project we can all probably draw the human eye, we draw the oval shape with the iris and pupil. I consider that to be a basic sketch of the eye. Before you draw a realistic eye you must first study what it really is. I will post a closeup picture of an […]

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How to Create a Semi-Realistic Apple Watch Illustration in Illustrator What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a semi-realistic Apple Watch illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create the metallic frame and the screen using simple rectangles, basic vector shape building techniques and […]

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Students are instructed to create a logo using there initials. RULES 1. Students create a square in Ai with a dimension of 4″ by 4″. 2. In that square students create a vector design using their  initials. 3. Students must create a powerful design using the limitations of the square as their boundaries. Powerful means: […]

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How To Create a Vibrant Poster Design Using Illustrator Follow this step by step Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial to create a cool poster design of vibrant shard graphics. We’ll create the array of shapes with Illustrator’s vector tools before finishing off the poster with some subtle textures in Photoshop.   The design we’re creating today […]

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After some trial and error I’ve come up with a 3 step process that ends in a nice effect that works on just about any portrait. Here’s a look at what we’ll be creating. I’ve used an assortment of watercolor brushes available here at WeGraphics, including the free set linked below.   Step 1 – […]

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It may sound clichéd, but the only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are are number of established composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, lending them a natural balance, drawing […]

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With just a few simple shapes, a mix of gradient colours and a few shadows here and there you can build some great looking illustrations. Here’s a step by step walkthrough of the process used to create a cool Panda character, from the basic outlines through to the detailed final design.   The character we’ll […]

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I’ve always been a huge fan of Si Scott. I’ve followed his work for some time now, and I’m always amazed at the amount of detail in his illustrations. I can’t imagine the time it takes to create such beautiful and perfect swirls and curves that is featured in a lot of his work. With that […]

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With the holidays being just around the corner I thought it would be fitting to create a festive themed tutorial. Follow this step by step process to design a cute little vector reindeer character. We’ll begin by creating the basic structure of the character with basic shapes, then build up the details with gradients and […]

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Mr. Riggs “POW” Factor, This method I created to increase the intensity of color value and form in my students work. “POW” Art Elements: Value (Lighter to Brighter) Form (2 Dimensionality of Objects) Color (Place color strategically) Space (Use the entire paper)  

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  Method1 Using Chalk Pastels Clean your pastels, if needed. Pour uncooked rice or sawdust in a box. Put your pastels inside. Close the box and shake it up. Pastels can get mixed colors on them from rubbing together, making them difficult to tell apart. Choose your grip. Experiment with different strokes on a scrap piece of […]

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Overall Objective: Students will create a Sketch Book Journal and complete the daily drawing lessons. Inspire sketching / Journaling as well as re-enforcing speed drawing and still life drawing. Still Life Drawing Class: Students will create a sketch book in class that will hold all of the weeks still life assignments. Student will be required to draw 7 different […]

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Using this exemplar rubric student will be designing their own custom optical illusion design. This design will test the ability of each student to develop forms that look as if they are jumping off of the page. This organic design takes precision, concentration, & creativity. The student will be graded on use of:  line & form, color […]

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      This design will automatically be entered into next years CP cover planner competition. The middle school staff will be selecting 4 designs from this years 6th and 7th grade class to have a chance to be on the cover of next years planner. This would mean your art work will be published! […]

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The American Academy Parker campus will open an art exhibition featuring all middle school artwork at the Parker campus beginning January 25, on view until February 12. The art exhibit will feature nearly 250 works by all students, including pen & ink illustration, pencil shading drawings & graphic design. Please feel free to stop by […]

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