Posted on September 11th, 2019

You are going to create your own project. You can revisit something that we have done in class, or you can learn something new.

Once you decide on what you want to do, write a proposal for your free project. In it describe what your are going to do in detail!

You have 5 days on the project. It  starts on Wednesday. The grading is 50% based on your daily participation! You will not get any participation points if you don't turn in your proposal.

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Posted on September 4th, 2019

An Idiom is an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up.

Here are some common ones:
Tongue-in-Cheek, Jump Down Someone's Throat, Cough it Up,
Smell a Rat, Scratch Someone's Back,
Shoot Off One's Mouth, Turn Someone Off,
Go to the Dogs , Get in Someone's hair, Kick the Bucket, Pull Someone's Leg, Get Off Someone's Back, Cat Got Your Tongue,
String Someone Along, Leave Someone High and Dry, All Thumbs,
On the Line, Not Have a Leg to Stand On,
Horse Around, Wet Blanket,
Feel Like a Million Dollars, Up One's Sleeve,
Straight From the Horse's Mouth, Knock Someone's Socks Off, Hang On.
Lose One's Shirt, For the Birds, Out of the Woods, Make Ends Meet.
Spill the Beans, Let the cat out of the Bag, a lemon, Money talks The Early Bird Catches the Worm, Take the Bull by the Horns, Pay Through the Nose, Stick Out One's Neck
Drive Someone Up a Wall, Play It by Ear.
Jump the Gun, Bite the Dust

List of Common Idioms and What They Mean

Project Requirements:

Use your new found skills in photoshop to illustrate 2 idioms. Illustrate what they sound like they mean, rather than what they actually mean. Use photographs that you find on the internet, or take yourself.

Start by drawing 4 thumbnail sketches (2 for each idiom) to explore possible ideas. Your goal is to communicate clearly. Avoid images or backgrounds that will distract from your message. Work to create drama and focus in your design. The final designs will be completed in Photoshop. Size 8"x10" or 10'x 8" resolution: 150 PPI It is OK to crop as needed but please avoid turning in huge files.


Posted on August 30th, 2019

Choose a quote and use Adobe Illustrator to illustrate it. All artwork must be original! Work to compose with images and text. Start with a sketch.
Size 13"x19"

Posted on August 22nd, 2019

Using Adobe Illustrator, illustrate a word that contains a visual pun. Begin by exploring your ideas in  2 thumbnail sketches. Choose your best idea and draw a clean version suitable for tracing in illustrator. You can look at source material, but the final drawing should be your own artwork, not a copy of an existing drawing, clipart or cartoon.




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