The notes contain design theory as well as the assignments for the class.
HOW TO USE THIS SITE
This site should be useful to anyone who wants to know the fundamental concepts for designing two-dimensional artwork. The theory is straight forward and stripped to essentials. The assignments can be done by anyone to reinforce their understanding of the ideas covered in the text.
You can navigate to various areas of the site by using contents. The topics listed there are linked to their pages in the site.
You can go forward, or backward one page at a time with the red arrows at the top and bottom of each page.
If you use a link to an illustration, especially one off of the site, be sure to use the back arrow on your browser to return to the page on this site that you exited from.
Up arrows in the left columns will take you to the top of that page.
This text does not attempt to cover everything known about design. It focuses on the specific concepts and skills that were taught in my class. Hopefully it will help you to learn the material and make your experience studying design more fun and productive. It should serve as a reference on these ideas throughout your investigation of design, and by extension, your pursuit of the muse of art.
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It would be nice if a whole semester's worth of knowledge could be used on each project, but that is not possible.
The projects are planned to illustrate the ideas presented in the text.
Each topic builds on the information covered in the previous ones. The
information is presented in a logical sequence chosen to develop the student's
knowledge of design and technical skills. It starts with how to mix and
control colors with paint and then explores how to design two-dimensional
artwork. Along the way the elements and principles of design will be explored
and many simple but expressive pieces of artwork will be made that will
help you learn these ideas.
At the end of the course you will have a personalized version of the text book illustrated by you. The concepts and skills you learn along the way will form a basis for all of the art you make in the future. Even if you do not continue to pursue art making, the things you learn will help you in your other academic and personal pursuits. It will help you understand art, create a more attractive and interesting environment for yourself and make you a better consumer.
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