Project Objective: An introduction to the basics of Adobe Illustrator. During this lesson you will be challenged to (1) recreate a photograph of a rubber duck into a vector image and (2) transform the duck image by injecting satire and personality into the form and its surrounding spaces.
Directions: (Instructions are general. See instructor for more specific detailed instructions)
Download the DUCK FILE and import into Adobe Illustrator.
Using the Layer Pallet, assign layers for each shape contained within the duck image.
Using the Pen Tool and/or Pencil Tool, carefully trace out each shape.
Using the Color Pallet / Color Picker, assign colors and/or gradients to shapes.
Once the duck image has been faithfully rendered, transform the duck image by providing the subject with a personality. Consider adding props. Import photographic images to trace out.
Demonstrates basic comprehension of Adobe Illustrator as it applies to the needs of this project
Has faithfully replicated the Duck image.
Has transformed the Duck image into something new, providing a persona.
Address background. Provide an environment for the Duck image to reside in.
Color in shapes with solid and gradient colors while considering use of Hue and Value.
Visual Art by Dan dressler
Watertown High School 50 Columbia Street, Watertown MA