A
VISUAL
COMMUNICATION
COMMUNITY
WEBPAGE
Created by
MATERIALS & MEDIA


MATERIALS
Includes paper, card, wood, clay, plastic

        WHY USE MODELS?
        "A Picture is worth a thousand words .... a model
        is worth a million"
        Models tell a story that everyone can understand and .....
        Click
here

        http://shannongraphics.com/modeling.htm



        Some of the nation's (USA) leading industrial designers and
        engineers now count KMCA among their most valued collaborators.
        We've helped bring dozens of new products - from consumer
        electronics to hand cream - to the market by applying our
        modelmaking know-how to the production of advanced prototype
        models for designers and engineers. Our capabilities include
        precision modeling, lasercutting, molds, vacuum forming and
        custom finishing.
        Go to
        
www.kmca.com/Proto.htm
        and
        
www.kmca.com/main/pages/current_prototype.htm


MEDIA
Pencil, paint, ink, marker, pastel, airbrush


        DRAWING TECHNIQUES IN DETAIL
        List of terms includes hatching, charcoal, pen and ink
        The Cleveland Museum of Art's website
        Go to
        
www.clemusart.com/techniques/index.html

        COLOURED PENCIL ('CRAYOLA') TECHNIQUES
        Includes stippling, cross hatching, layering
        Go to
        
www.crayola.com/educators/techniques/colored_pencils_techs.cfm

        LOTS OF COLOURED PENCIL EXAMPLES
        Go to
        
www.annkullberg.com/Show2002/index.htm
        slow to open but contains excellent examples

        STEPS FOR MARKER SKETCH
        Go to
        
www.cadmonkey.com/tut10.htm

        MARKER RENDERING
        Go to
        
http://toyarts.com/rendering/

        Follow the steps taken by Charles Jordon to produce
        a
COLOURED INK ILLUSTRATION
        Go to
        
www.creativespotlite.com/pen-ink/colored-ink-demo.htm


        More links to ILLUSTRATIONS IN SPECIFIC MEDIA
        Most pages and images may be slow to open but it is worth
        waiting for the larger images - the larger the image the more
        you are able to appreciate the technique

        
LINKS MAY CHANGE AS BETTER EXAMPLES ARE FOUND

        Marker
           Alaska Grafix
           
www.alaskagrafix.com/port1.html

           Some hints
           
www.design-technology.info/graphics/page13.htm

           Architectural
           
www.cliffminor.com/Pages/marker/marker03.html
           and
           
www.sunshinecreative.com/MainStreet.html
           Slow to open
           For more click here

           Flora Rosefsky
           Autumn      
www.florageart.com/florage1.html
           Christmas   www.florageart.com/florage3.html

         Pencil
           The process of drawing with pencils
            
www.pencilplace.com/about.html

           Realistic pencil portrait
           
www.portrait-artist.org/basics/realistic-portrait.html

         Pen and Ink
           Here, you will find pen & ink drawings that were created using the
           "stippling" technique (a commercial site - that is, prints for sale)
           
www.guthrieart.com/

           Basic Pen Strokes for Ink Drawing
           
http://drawsketch.about.com/library/blinktexture.htm

           Examples of hatching
           
www.penandink.homestead.com/hatching.html

        Combination
           Pen & ink, marker and color pencil rendering of a custom
           designed log home
           
www.keithschmidt.com/loghome.htm
           Slow to open
           For more click
here (very slow)



Knife, glue, scissors  (3-D process)

        Nothing yet



Digital Information (Computer)

        ACTIVITY:  JIGSAW PUZZLE
        Download the whole page.
        Students can open it in Photoshop, etc. and use 'cut and paste'
        to put the pieces together
        click
here

        ICT: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
        
Formerly ELECTRONIC PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
        click here

        ILLUSTRATOR TUTORIALS AND EXAMPLES
        
www.geocities.com/vclessons/computer.html

        PHOTOSHOP INFORMATION
        click
here and here

        PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS
        Drop Shadows, 3D Text, Chrome Effect, etc
        
www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/

        CorelDraw Tutorials, PhotoPaint Tutorials, Illustrator Tutorials,
        Photoshop Tutorials, Flash Tutorials, Painter Tutorials, Web
        Design Tutorials, Paint Shop Pro Tutorials, After Effects Tutorials,
        Fireworks Tutorials, 3D Tutorials
        
www.tiemdesign.com/HOWTO/