From School, With Love

I’m trying to get a “cheat sheet” made up for school. Despite how it sounds, it’s more for studying. There’s a lot of memorization that has to be done, and having all that stuff in one place so I don’t have to sift through a bunch of notebooks to find it all would be handy.

These lists and items aren’t very useful alone, but knowing what they mean (each one has a paragraph if not a book of knowledge associated with it) completely changes the usefulness of it.

Just to give you an idea, I figured I’d dump a couple of the lists I’m supposed to have memorized onto this page.

Five Skills of Drawing
Perception of Edges
Perception of Spaces
Perception of Relationships
Perception of Lights and Shadows
Perception of Gestalt
— plus advanced levels
Drawing from Memory
Drawing from Imagination

The Six Drawing Systems
Linear
Value
Shape
Illusionary
Construction (structural)
Hierarchical

Phi
Φ = 1.618…
φ = 0.618…

Six Ways to Start a Drawing
Scattergun
Perimeter First
Geometric Primitives
Value Pattern/Light and Dark
Scanning
Structural

Three Ways to Finish a Drawing
Accretion
Calligraphic
Precision

Abbott’s Five P’s of a Professional
Practice
Process
Passion
Professionalism
Persistence

Abbott’s Five Step Design Process
1. Inspiration
2. Research and Exploration
3. Refinement
4. Polish
5. Presentation

Marking Material Categories
Additive
Subtractive
Fluid
Linear
Pressure Sensitive
Shape

Substrate Material Categories
Smooth
Textured
Absorbent
Nonabsorbent

FORM > CONTENT

Professor Becker’s Design Elements
Point
Line
Shape
Value
Texture
Pattern
Color
Volume
Text
Symbol
Movement

Disney’s Twelve Principles of Animation
Squash and Stretch
Anticipation
Staging
Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose
Followthrough and Overlapping Action
Slow-in and Slow-out
Arcs
Secondary Action
Timing
Exaggeration
Solid Drawing
Appeal

Color Components
Hue
Saturation
Luminence
Temperature

Simultaneous Contrast
Infinite Contrast (2x Each Dimension)
Absolute/Finite Contrast (20% of the Scale)
Circular Contrast (0-60 Suppress, 120-180 Amped)

Vision Ranges
Foveal – 2 degrees
Parafoveal – 10 degrees
Near Peripheral – 60 degrees
Horizontal Peripheral – 180 degrees
Vertical Peripheral – 130 degrees

TSTA = Theory, Strategy, Tactics, Application

The Scientific Method
1. Study existing knowledge
2. Identify a hole of interest
3. Observe
4. Form a hypothesis
5. Devise experiments that isolate the variables
6. Prove or reject hypothesis
7. Publish hypothesis as theory
8. Scientific community replicates
9. Theory integrated with existing knowledge

Human Eye Rods and Cones Ratio
Rods 200
Long 12
Medium 6
Short 1

Visual Elements of Art
Line
Shape and Mass
Light
Color
Texture/Pattern
Space
Time and Motion

The Principles of Design
Unity and Variety
Balance (Symmetrical and Asymmetrical)
Emphasis and Subordination
Proportion and Scale
Rhythm


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