In this course students will learn how to manage digital media in order to produce 2D graphic content. The main goal is to establish the basic knowledge so they will be able to express themselves through it.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria
Previous Knowledge

RA17 The student knows how to interpret volume in 2D and 3D through anatomical knowledge.
RA24 The student knows and applies the basic concepts of graphic design and composition.
RA25 The student is able to create graphic compositions using digital tools.
RA26 The student is able to create original graphic designs using digital tools.


1.- Character design
- Create 3 characters with 3 different bodytypes following a provided briefing.
- Concepts: Combining basic shapes. Silhouettes.
2.- Dynamic poses
- Pose dynamically the 3 created characters depending on his bodytype and behavior.
- Concepts: action line, balance, foreshortening
3.- 2D Composition
- Create 4 B&W thumbnails using a graphical composition
- Concepts: 3 points perspective
- Tools: Adjustment layers: Threshold. Line tool. Polygonal lasso. Hard brushes
4- Use 3D as a base I
- Model basic objects in blender using a hard light and use it as a base in order to create 4 sketches with different lightings and several angles.

5.- Draw over 3D primitives and basic geometries
- Create a city designing modular buildings drawing with Grease Pencil over primitives.
- Tools: Grease Pencil. Surface Project. Randomize transform. Mirror.
6.- Use 3D as a base II
- Add values and details in Photoshop to the render of the previous exercise.

7.- Feedback session

8..- Drawing over a human base model
- Design 2 clothing variations on the same 3D model. Final touches in Photoshop.
- Concepts: import external models. Pose brush.

9.- Drawing over a created 3D sculpture
- Sculpt a character bust and draw over it using Grease Pencil.
- Presentation: 4 different lightings.
- Tools: Sculpting mode in Blender, basic sculpting brushes.

10.- Storyboarding using Grease Pencil
- Create 4 different panel using Grease pencil as a base.
- Concepts: Storytelling. Composition.

11,12.- Create 2 comic-book pages
- Create 2 comic-book pages using the techniques learned in class so far.
- Concepts: Storytelling. Composition


Basically, two teaching methodologies will be used for the development of the subject. At the beginning of each unit there will be a master class followed by a practical application in order to assimilate in an efficient way the knowledge acquired. An individual small project will be done to show all the learned concepts until then.
MD1: Master Class with the support of audiovisual material.
MD2: Exercises and problems classes.
MD3: Project-based learning


Standard evaluation:

- Delivery of the exercises: 90%
The students had to pass at least a 80% of the delivered exercises in order to have a grade point average.

- Continuous evaluation: 10%
Involvement of the student in the classes, delivery of the exercises and criteria of teacher.

- Special evaluation:
In case standard evaluation is failed, students have the option to pass the subject by passing a special evaluation exam.

- Criteria for standard and special evaluation:
Copy or plagiarism of any of the exercises will suppose an immediate failing grade.

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

The teacher will recommend web sites in the classes.

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