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Advanced Computer Graphics

Advanced Computer Graphics

Students taking this course will realize the potential of the computer to create and manipulate visual imagery with the blending of traditional artwork and digital manipulatives. Building skills students can take with them into the work world, they will will create artwork relevant to the publishing field as well as the Arts. Programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign will be introduced, and no prior knowledge for these programs is required, an aptitude for computers is helpfull.

Color Harmony

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Color Harmony

Color harmony is the result of grouping colors together to create a mood or theme within the work. For example, an artist may use mostly blues and purples to create a cold or calming feeling within the design; blues, purples, and greens, especially bluish greens are known as cool colors. On the other hand, reds, oranges, and yellows are known as warm colors and they may be used to create a warm or more vibrant feeling. In both examples the colors are similar to each other and next each other on the color wheel; similar colors are called...

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Lego Perspectives

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Lego Perspectives

Linear perspective can help designers render 3 dimensional objects in space, creating form and depth within the design. Utilizing the 3D Extrude & Bevel, 3D Revolve tools, and exploring the various settings within these tools, construct a series of Lego blocks varying the size and color to construct a Lego structure. What  art elements are evident in the finished block that give the objects a 3 dimensional look?  What is the scale of the Lego blocks and how do we use principles of proportion to keep the block in scale. Proportions of a...

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Maya | Extrusion Tools

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Animation, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Maya | Extrusion Tools

Using several website tutorials and class instruction students will understand how to navigate the various menus and shelves to access the different tools in Maya. The tutorials provided below will guide students through the foundation skills of extruding 3 dimensional forms in Maya. Complex objects start out as basic geometric forms and geometry is added to create more details in the work. For these assignments students will use the Edit Mesh > Extrude and Edit Mesh > Insert Edge Loops methods to create and modify the form.  ...

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Syllabus II

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Animation, Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Syllabus II

Welcome to Mr. Fatta’s classroom website the featured site for students in Foundations in Media Arts, Advanced Graphic Arts & Design, and Fashion Design classes. Though they vary, the goals of each course are to gain a proficient understanding into the different art disciplines of art and expand student proficiency with using Elements and Principles of Art & Design to create artistic expressions and develop students’ individual style. A personal style will become evident as students build a body of work throughout the year...

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Goldfish and Betta

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Goldfish and Betta

Creating the illusion of form requires a variety of art elements such as value, shape, and color. The element of value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color; colors that are lightened are called tints, while colors that are darkened are called shades. Together, tints and shades are used to create highlights, the lighter area of a form, and shadow, the dark areas of the form. The following tutorial is adapted from a tutorial from the site “vector tuts+”. The tutorial shows the steps for creating a goldfish, complete with...

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Sharks

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Sharks

Mako sharks are probably among the fastest swimming fish in the ocean, they have been clocked at up to 60 miles per hour and are even able to leap out of the water. They are considered very dangerous. They have long gills and a conical nose. They have a dark blue-gray top and a white belly. They average 5-8 feet in length but have been known to grow as long as 13 feet long weighing around 1000 pounds. Shark teeth grow in rows that rotate into place to renew the teeth when they are lost, broken, or even worn down. The teeth of a Mako are long,...

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Agnosti Romelli – Perspective

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Agnosti Romelli – Perspective

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Movie Posters

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Movie Posters

A movie poster is designed to promote a film or play, they normally combine graphics with text. Contemporary posters often showcase the main actors, the main characters, and the director. During the 1980’s, illustrations where very popular, much like the Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Arch posters pictured below. Information on a poster should include large text that features the title along with smaller subtext that displays the tag line, followed by the names of the main actors, director and the names of the main characters, as...

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Final Exam

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Final Exam

The final exam will be comprised of 2 parts, your finished Google Portfolio and your Final Project. Part 1. Final Project: Your Final Project will count for 80% of your final exam grade. For the Final Project you are to choose one (1) of the assignments listed in below. The Final Project requires that you combine 2 or 3 different assignments together, mixing different but related themes to create a new piece of artwork. You are permitted to use any project tutorials to help you create the work for your Final Project. Part 1. Final Project the...

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Crabs

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Crabs

Crabs are crustaceans having an exoskeleton instead of an interior skeleton. The exterior shell protects them from predators and provides support much like a skeleton does. They have ten jointed legs and walk sideways; they have two large grasping claws called pincers at the end of their two front legs. Although a few crabs, sometime called terrestrial crabs, live predominantly on land most crabs live in the ocean. Some crabs are omnivores eating plants and animals while some crabs are herbivores eating only plants. They  have a flat body,...

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