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Content in Brief
• Visual Research
• Vector Drawing
• Point, Line, Plane
• Closure
• Balance
• Light Source Shade & Shadow

Level
Intermediate - Advanced

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Graphic Translation by Kimberly Elam

Graphic translation is not a difficult process but it is complex. Digital media is ideal for this drawing process and vector drawing software was used in all of the drawings. Through computer drawing the designer can approach the project with scanned images as visual templates for drawing reference, and collage images in order to create the best image reference possible. The computer enables a visual record to be made of all phases of drawing without fear losing or destroying earlier versions. Filled with over 150 drawings that document the methodology of graphic translation this work is a invaluable reference for anyone challenged by graphic translation.

Table of Contents
Choosing the Pose or Point of View
Gathering Reference Images Copyright
Using a Template
Drawing the Image
Visual Punctuation
Drawing Eyes
Shade and Shadow
Repetition
Closure
Converting Lines to Points
Communicating Movement
Communicating Function
Style and Art

Author Information
Kimberly Elam is the chair of the Graphic + Interactive Communication Department at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida. She is the author of "Expressive Typography, Word as Image," Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990, "Geometry of Design, Studies in Proportion and Composition," Princeton Architectural Press, 2001, "Grid Systems, Principles of Organizing Type," Princeton Architectural Press, 2004, "Typographic Systems," Princeton Architectural Press, 2006, “Line Icons” ebook, at lulu.com, “Paper Food” ebook, at lulu.com. She has lectured and conducted workshops at numerous institutions.

Email: kelam@studioresourceinc.com

Man-Made Object Translations
Bicycle
Blender
Boat Motor
Ceiling Fan
Coke Bottle
Headphones
Fishing Lure
Fishing Reel
Guitar Series
Juicer
Sail Boat 1
Movie Camera
Swiss Army Knife
Sail Boat 2
Sandal
Sand Pail
Sunglasses
Desk Fan
Umbrella 1
Umbrella 2
Vacuum
Whisk
Wind Surfer

Creature Translations
Alligator 1
Alligator 2
Bee
Butterfly
Dragonfly 1
Dragonfly 2
Egret
Flower
Frog 1
Frog 2
Frog 3
Fish
Hibiscus
Lady Bug
Lobster 1
Lobster 2
Lobster 3
Lobster 4
Roach
Seagull
Seahorse
Snail 1
Snail 2
Spidera
Shark

 


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