To add ornament so as to adorn. To add decorative elements.
What are we doing?
- Taking simple letters and adding decorative elements and details
- Start by choosing a word that has at least six letters. You can use your
name if you would like.
- Chose a basic font to use from the options you have in Illustrator.
- Go to CREATE OUTLINES so that you can edit each letter individually
- Choose decorative elements that help to:
- create a mood based on the meaning of the word
- further enhance the viewers' understanding of the meaning of the word
- express things about your own personality, if you are using your own name.
- Things to make sure to do:
- make sure font, colors, placement, and details all work together to convey meaning
- make active use of positive and negative space in the letters and overall design
- think about layering and overlapping. Choose which letters/elements should come forward and which should recede backwards.
- incorporate the Principles and Elements of Design to create a stronger image
- don't forget about the pathfinder tools!
CHECKLIST: What should I turn in /participate in? What will be graded?
- 2 initial sketches in sketchbook
- The final design
- Class Critique/Reflection
- Classroom citizenship (attitude, effort, clean-up)
What should I make sure to do? What should I think about?
- Think about what kinds of shapes, colors, and lines would be best to express
the meaning of the word.
- Check the rubric again to really review what I expect from you in your designs.
- Make sure that you are in control, not the computer. Have reasons for the design
looking the way it does. Go in and re-do or change areas if needed. There is
no need to rush. It is quality over quantity.
What should I do if I need help?
Ask Ms. Epp. That is what she is there for!