MACA 1090 - Figure Illustration 1
Credit Hours: 4.00
(3 credit hrs prior to Fall 2005)
Introduction to drawing the human form from life, photographs, and imagination using a variety of media and techniques; a comprehensive study and application of draftsmanship as it relates to the surface anatomy, body movements and relationships, and their systematic application to commercial illustration.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate observational skills for greater drawing accuracy with the human figure.
- Assemble a reference file from actual photos and other photo sources.
- Draw a proportioned/commercial 8 headed male and female figure in the anterior, posterior, and lateral views.
- Draw the head in a full front, profile, and ¾ views.
- Demonstrate foreshortening.
- Apply light and shadow of round and angular human forms.
- Draw proportioned hand studies.
- Draw the human head accurately in different views so as to capture a likeness.
- Draw the figure partially clothed displaying comprehension of gesture, anatomy, proportion, weight and balance, and drapery.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to stress line, mass, texture, value, color, and composition in relation to drawing figures.
- Draw gestures indicating strong movement.
- Draw the proportional figure in various media for commercial reproduction.
- Render the effect of light on the human form.
- Develop thumbnail sketches.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to use graphite, color pencils, paper and board surfaces.
- Show light and shadow of round and angular human forms.
- Identify current illustrators and illustrative trends.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate light, shadow, texture, and color as all relate to human figures.
- Produce samples of figurative work as it relates to industry.
- Produce samples of human figures interacting with inanimate objects.
- Produce figurative work with varying technique and style.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Classroom etiquette
- Attendance policy
- Departmental codes
- Form and Cast Shadow
- Core and Reflected Light
- Skeletal Bones
- Value Grid
- Book Cover
- Artist Study
- Sketchbook Exercises
- Drawing from life
- Anatomy studies
- Artist studies
Busch, Matthew S
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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