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DM4B:Digital Artistic Illustration


This course focuses on techniques for creating "artistic" (non-photorealistic) renderings via digital tools, primarily Google SketchUp and Adobe Photoshop software and Wacom display tablets. No prior experience in either SketchUp or Photoshop is fundamental, inasmuch as this course will cover the essential features of each in order to explore and obtain the desired effects and results. The principal goal of the course is to enable students to engage with the means and media in order to showcase in their portfolio imagery generated from 3D models and designs, exploring a variety of expressive and natural-looking styles - such as paintings, hand-drawing and sketching, animated and technical illustrations - developing compositions based on the principles and treatment of its basic elements, (i.e. line-work, value, color, texture, balance, perspective and viewpoint). The process entails capturing images from 3D geometry produced in SketchUp to be post-processed in Photoshop; the resulting digital assets may then be repurposed as images and animations for publication and distribution via web or print.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * VS115 and in addition to VS152 or VS148 or SA103 or SA7103 and VS655 and VS657
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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