VGD: Lens 1 & 2

Pick a game that you have played that is less than 5yrs old. Reflect on the game using Lenes 1 & 2. Write one paragraph on each lens, for a total of two paragraphs. Email your paragraphs to me before class tomorrow, 8-22-17


DMS1: Shading Terms

In your sketchbook, replicate the below image and include the terms.

Shading Terms


DMS1: Final Project

For your final project of the year, you’ll be asked to demonstrate the various skills you’ve developed during the year. Specifically:

  • Composition
  • Use of Color
  • Contrast
  • Perspective
  • Figure Drawing
  • Landscape Drawing
  • Traditional medium
  • Digital medium

To demonstrate your level of mastery of these areas, you’ll be required to create three products, a study, a painting using the Oil Pastels, and an image created via Photoshop. The Oil Pastel and the Photoshop images should attempt to be replications of each other, and both should be based on the study. The images should be landscape images that include a building in the middle distance with three figures. Two of the figure should be in the foreground with the third near the building.

  • The Study: This will be a simple sketch on half a page with pencil and paper that will serve as your layout for your other two images. One study will get you a 2.5. Multiple studies will increase your grade into the 3.0 and 4.0 range. You can also include Oil Pastel studies of individual elements in your image.
  • The Painting: This should be completed on a full sheet of paper using Oil Pastels.
  • The Photoshop Image: The dimensions of this image should be 11×8.5 with a resolution of 300ppi.

All three images should need to be turned in by the last day of the school year.


DMS1: A little color

Since it’s a short period today, we’ll stay inside. Grab yourself a set of oil pastels and fill a page with the following image.


Intro to CompSci: More Missile Tracking

I’m updated and upload the Missile Tracking PowerPoint. You can download it here:

By the end of class today ALL of you should have a functional Heading block. To ensure that it is functioning correctly, take a look at slides 14 & 15 from the updated PowerPoint. If you’re brave, take a look at the slides after #15. I might be able to drop in on the class to help clarify, so stay on task.


DMS2: Walk Cycles of DOOOOOOOM

Alright humanoids, today you’re walking into the wide world of walk cycles. You might recall I had you do some walk cycle drawing a week or two back and now all that hard work pays off.

Step one if you’re going to make, in Photoshop, a manikin that you’ll be able to manipulate like an evil puppet-master. Since I’m not 100% evil, you won’t have to draw this manikin from scratch, but instead you’ll be able to trace over an image in Photoshop. That image you can find on page 1 of the PDF.

The PDF, called FigureDrawing(excerpt) can be found on my T Drive at:

T:\rcole\DMS\DMS Pickup\April

Then begins your wonderful journey into the following tutorial, which you should be able to finish by the end of class on Wednesday.

And once you have finished Pt1, there is Pt2.

and Pt3.a

and Pt3.b


Smarter Balanced: Practice Test

My advisory students, please follow this link to take the Smarter Balanced Practice Test.