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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Sketching for Visualization and Communication

CGT 11200 / 3 Cr. (2 Class, 2 Lab)

This course applies fundamental computer graphics concepts of visualization, communication, and creativity within a sketching metaphor. Exercises and projects in graphic theory, problem solving, and sketching skill development provide students with activities that focus on further development within the discipline. A variety of sketching techniques are used to gather critical information and transform data into effective communication instruments.

Software
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Photoshop
Outcomes

Course Outcomes

  • Identify and utilize sketching strategies in typical communication environments (CGT, a)
  • Define and perform a variety of sketching types and processes (CGT, a, i)
  • Relate graphic theory to sketching practices (CGT, a, i)
  • Produce sketching solutions to appropriate problems (CGT, i)
  • Produce sketches using correct geometric relationships and proportions (CGT, i)
  • Identify and utilize relevant geometry in sketching solutions (CGT, a, i)
  • Apply functional graphic literacy in a variety of sketching applications CGT, i)

CGT Student Outcomes

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline

 (i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice. 

Topics
  • Line Work – concentration on subject form and silhouette
  • Human Proportion – the dimension and form of the male and female body as it relates to itself
  • Perspective Drawing – 1, 2, and 3 point drawing
  • Composition – framing the subject or subjects of a drawing in a pleasing and effective manner
  • Value – Scientific shading terminology and practice across multiple forms
Course Instructional Objectives

Line Work – concentration on subject form and silhouette

  • Segmenting lines in equal lengths
  • Using base proportions on line work to capture proper forms
  • Using a grid to keep a silhouette in perspective and proportion

Human Proportion – the dimension and form of the male and female body as it relates to itself

  • Understanding the human body as it relates to itself in proportion
  • Basic building and constructing of the human form of both male and female subjects
  • Proportional measurements for creating a human head

Perspective Drawing – 1, 2, and 3 point drawing

  • Perspective drawing techniques for creating a scene or subject in proper perspective
  • Problem solving a scene to create a horizon line and vanishing points as to capture a subject in proper perspective

Composition – framing the subject or subjects of a drawing in a pleasing and effective manner

  • Rule of thirds explained for framing or creating a more visually pleasing subject