As a teacher I really want to put the message that 3d is art. It is Digital Art and done using a computer- preferably with a pen and tablet. It is different from traditional art and 3d art has a genre all its own so please don’t compare or say that it’s better in comparison to traditional art.
Most of the students I taught first have the impression that computer graphics is an easy course and an easy subject. That is not the case. To be a good Digital artist you still have to study the basics and you have to have patience, perseverance, and imagination.
The common mistakes of students that take the subject is that 1. It’s easier than Fine Arts, 2. It’s faster output due that you are using a computer (in some projects this is true) 3. It’s a VERY lucrative job.
Most of the students fall for number 3.
Since 80% of the students are impatient when dealing with traditional drawing. I make lesson plans that make them do traditional drawing projects to be submitted each week. 🙂
Lady Green is my first traditional to computer art output. I drew the sketch in a day and uploaded it an hour after the drawing. I edited this in Photoshop, in 4 hours sans pen and tablet due that they are broken. IF there was pen and tablet at that time I could do this in an hour. Broken equipment is one computer drawback. If I do this in watercolor and ink, it would only take me 30 minutes.
This is a fun editing lesson I made with the students for them to learn techniques. We used existing posters then edited them using their faces. In my class most of the students are men, so they picked this one poster that was a popular Korean TV show. Then like the prior lessons have to put two or more images for editing.
The model is one of my students. The purpose of this project is to train the them to edit two images together using basic techniques. This is week one of their lesson. Project duration: 1 hour.
This is an editing project for the students to follow for their Photoshop class. This is a joined and edited picture of a student and a familiar figure. The aim is to train the students to edit with basic techniques only.
I teach Digital Arts in a local college. Here is a brochure layout I made for the students to follow. The lesson is to practice the students on the use of text, color, and image in a layout. Students will have to come up with their own research, concept, and designs under 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is week 1 of their lesson.