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Year 7 Graphics

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Andrew Jackson

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Transcript of Year 7 Graphics

Graphic Communication
Year 7

What is Graphic Design?
What is Graphic Design?
A creative process between a client and a designer.
A combination of symbols and words to portray a message.
(Logos and Branding)
(Newspapers, magazines and books).
Product Packaging
What is Illustration?
What is Illustration?
A picture that could be a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art
that is used to describe a story, poem or newspaper article.
Cave Painting
Hand Illustrated
Illuminated manuscript
These are paintings
found on walls and
Found as early as
Prehistoric times.
The use is not
known, but is
thought that they
could be a form of
Decoration included
decorated initials
borders and miniature
These are manuscripts
that are full of written
information that has been
These were hand made
as early as Medieval
This method was used
during the early 15th
A woodcut or relief print
is created by carving the
design into wood and then
It was possible to
use more than one colour.
An etching is created by
cutting into a metal plated
with either acid or mordant
and then printed.
This method was starting to
be used in the 16th and 17th century and is still used today.
This method was used at
the end of the 18th century.
This was a cheap method which
produced much better printed text
and images.
The image was drawn onto a coating
of wax or oily substance on a stone
or metal with a smooth surface,
which then transferred ink to
Modern Illustration
Modern mass market illustration is more detailed and uses either ink jet printers or laser printers.
Can you guess who this illustrator is?
Make your own Etching
First apply oil pastel thickly onto your paper. No white should be seen.

Then scratch into the pastel with a clay tool and create your own composition of logos.
What is an Illuminated letter?
Illuminated letters
Illuminated letters are letters that are decorated at the start of the written text.

During the middle ages, monks would copy books by hand since the printing press hadn't been invented yet. Back then, books were very valuable as they were hand-copied.
Some would have vines and patterns expanding out from the letter to decorate the rest of the page. Sometimes the letter would look like a character.

Gilding with gold ink was very common.
Create your own illuminated letter
1. Draw letter
2. Add decoration
3. Add pen to outline
4. Add colour
Create your own animals
What do you think about when designing an animal?
Ricky Gervais - Flanimals
What do you think about when
designing an animal?
Number of limbs
How it moves
Added features
e.g. horns, pimples
Number of eyes
An ape-like monster that hugs everything it
An octopus-like monster which who scundles along the other.
A dopey heavily built monster with a bump on its head.
A fast monster that always looks backwards to where it's been. It is shown as a green blob, which moves using it's legs/feet.
A small monster that sleeps most of the time, waking randomly to emit an extremely loud honk and then going back to sleep.
A small, furry, incredibly cute monster, which changes
into an aggressive adult form when someone strokes it and says how cute it is.
An ape-like monster with no arms that swallows its hands so it can walk.
A monster with extremely strong suckers on its underside that allow it to stick to anything. However, leaves it incapable of movement.
Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak is the author and illustrator of Where the wild things are. This is his most famous book.
Sendak used a cross-hatching technique with pen to create shading.

He also added colour with layers of paint, possibly watercolour.
Create your own Maurice Sendak illustration
The original
1. Roughly draw the
2. Draw over the
outline and add lines
for shading.
3. Add colour with watercolour. Layer similar colours for tone.
What makes a good composition?
What makes a good composition?
Main object to the side or slightly off center.
A variation of large and small objects.
What does composition mean?
Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art
What does composition mean?
Sense of balance
Contrast of space
Final composition
Final composition
Add your favourite monster designs, minimum 2.
Include an appropriate scene.
Think about a good mix of detail and space.
Go over design with pen and add tone.
Carefully add watercolour and layer colours.
Final composition
When layering colours start with the lightest colour first

If you want colours to blend, use water and blend quickly before the colours dry.

If you don't want to blend colours wait for
the colour to dry before painting next to it.

To keep the paint lighter, use more water.

For detail, keep the tip of the brush as a
Deside on your story line from the following and add an illuminated letter:
And when he came to the place where the wild
things are they roared their terrible roars and
gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.

till Max said "BE STILL!" and tamed them with the magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all.
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"

"Now stop!" Max said and sent the wild things off to bed without their supper.

But the wild things cried, "Oh please don't go- we'll eat you up we love you so!"

The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye.
Draw a monster in the style of Maurice Sendak from a written

Use his outline and cross-hatch technique.

Due in Friday 19th October
Find an example of a Quentin Blake illustration.

Draw and add colour.
Illustrate an event in the news.
Research the illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Find the following: 3 facts about his work.
1 example of his Where the wild things illustrations.
Peer Assessment
Add 2 comments about good points of your partner's work. Also add 1 thing that your partner could improve.
Tick the appropriate box

Has your partner completed their target, or do they need more time?
Peer Assessment
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