Figure and Motion; Week 3

1) Tutorial


2) Silhouette Drawings


3)Understanding Comics Chapters 5+6

Chapter 5

-The idea that a picture can evoke an emotional or sensual response is important to the art of comics

-Just like how time and motion could be portrayed between panels, senses and emotions, too, could be portrayed between and within panels.

-Expressionism: Art that expresses the internal turmoil of an artist 

-Wassily Kandinsky: Artist; took great interest in evoking the five senses in art

-Synaesthetics: art that somehow unites the senses and unites the different artforms 

*”Art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible.”

-All lines carry expressive potential

-Lines can place a sense on anything. for example, when there’s a huge pile of trash in a comic and there’s wavy lines rising from the trash, making it known that it is trash and has a strong scent.

-The cartoon face is abstract, but based on visual data

-Backgrounds, also, can indicate invisible ideas

-The word balloon is the most used synaesthetic icon 

Chapter 6

-We started off combining words with pictures

-When printing was invented, pictures suddenly disappeared

-Written word became more abstract and elaborate and less pictures were being illustrated

-Pictures became less abstract and more elaborate 

-Modern art became incomprehensible to the average viewer

-Many comic creators measure art and writing by different standards

-Ever since writing was invented, new media has been misunderstood

-Word specific combinations: pictures illustrate but don’t significantly add to a largely complete text

-Picture specific combinations: words do little more than add a soundtrack to a visually told sequence 

-Duo-specific combinations: both words and pictures send essentially the same message

-Additive combination: where words amplify or elaborate on an image(or vice versa)

-Parallel combination: words and pictures seem to follow very different courses—without intersecting

-Montage: words are treated as integral parts of the picture 

-Interdependent: where words and pictures go hand in hand to convey an idea


About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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