20 Week Drawing Course Lesson Plan

Semester 1
Monday: Character Design
Tuesday: Concept Art
Wednesday: Drawing Fundamentals
Thursday: Concept Art
Friday: Drawing Fundamentals

Semester 2
Monday: Character Design
Tuesday: Concept Art
Wednesday: Illustration
Thursday: Concept Art
Friday: Illustration


Semester 1
Week 1
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 1-3 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Intro to Character Design, Developing a Working Method, Expanding on Your Ideas When Creating the Character)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Character concepts (prompt: big, hairy, scaly)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Shading exercise (create a sense of lighting in a line drawing)
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Character concepts (prompt: lithe, feminine, masculine)
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Greyscale exercise (create smooth gradient washes)


Week 2
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 4 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Making the Character Real by Creating a Character History)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Landscape concepts (prompt: jungle, plains, ocean)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Figure drawing/ self portrait
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Landscape concepts (prompt: cityscape, cliffs, mountains)
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Memory sketching (Remember how someone looked that day and draw them)


Week 3
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 5 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Designing the Physical Look of your Character)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Prop concepts (prompt: dining table, computer desk, sofa)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Construction drawing (skeleton, muscle, skin layers)
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Prop concepts (prompt: tea set, bookcase, potted plant)
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Figure drawing/ self portrait


Week 4
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 6 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Basic Principles for Improving the Drawing, Sketching and Painting of your Character)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Weapon concepts (prompt: rifle, AK-47, handgun)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Composition/ perspective
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Weapon concepts (prompt: grenade launcher, sword, antique firearm)
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Research Art History and Old Masters


Week 5
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 7 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Value and it's Use in Picture Making)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Vehicle concepts (prompt: SUV, sports car, train)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Find linework to do a greyscale painting
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Vehicle concepts (prompt: bus, aeroplane, tank)
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Figure drawing/ self portrait


Week 6
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 8 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Color and it's Use in Picture Making)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Architecture concepts (prompt: cottage, apartment building, fort)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Study colour
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Architecture concepts (prompt: skyscraper, Victorian architecture, castle)
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Colour linework with a limited pallet and split complementary pallet


Week 7
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 9 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Using Lighting arrangements to light a character Effectively)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Outfit concepts (prompt: tux, prom dress, navy uniform)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Study Lighting
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different character concepts (prompt: Renaissance dress, Viking, colonial wear )
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Figure drawing/ self portrait


Week 8
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 10 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Using Edges when Painting a Picture)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Layout concepts (prompt: bedroom, bathroom, dining room)
Wednesday:
Drawing fundamentals- Choose any previous self portrait/ figure drawing and render it to a polished state
Thursday:
Concept Art- create 3 different Layout concepts (prompt: meeting room, office space, movie theatre)
Friday:
Drawing fundamentals- Choose any previous self portrait/ figure drawing and render it to a polished state continued


Semester 2
Week 9
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 11 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Blending Edges in your Digital Paintings)
-Start thinking about a world of characters, environments, ect
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Choose any previous piece and polish it to a highly rendered state
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate a scene from a myth or fairy tale
Thursday:
Concept Art- Continue to work on any previous piece and polish it to a highly rendered state
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate a scene from a myth or fairy tale continued


Week 10
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 12 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Creating Textures for Use in Digital Painting)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- "quick" concepts
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate a map from the story world
Thursday:
Concept Art- "quick" concepts
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate a map from the story world continued


Week 11
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 13 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting Trees and Foliage)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Memory sketches (Remember how someone looked that day and draw them)
Wednesday:
Illustration- Study typography and create an alphabet
Thursday:
Concept Art- Memory sketches (Remember how someone looked that day and draw them)
Friday:
Illustration- Study typography and create an alphabet continued


Week 12
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 14 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting an Eye)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Create original characters
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate an eye
Thursday:
Concept Art- Create original characters continued
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate an eye continued


Week 13
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 15 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting a Face)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Create original environments
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 faces from last week's character concepts
Thursday:
Concept Art- Create original environments continued
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 faces from last week's character concepts continued


Week 14
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 16 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting Hair)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Create original props
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 environments from last week's environment concepts
Thursday:
Concept Art- Create original props continued
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 environments from last week's environment concepts continued


Week 15
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 17 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting a Portrait using Varied Textures)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Create original weapons/vehicles
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 props from last week's props concepts
Thursday:
Concept Art- Create original weapons/vehicles continued
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 props from last week's props concepts continued


Week 16
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 18 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting a Creepy-Looking Character)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Create original architecture
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 vehicles from last week's vehicle concepts
Thursday:
Concept Art- Create original architecture continued
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 vehicles from last week's vehicle concepts continued


FINALS - "Bringing it All Together"
Week 17
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 19 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting a Furry Character)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Create original outfits
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 buildings from last week's architecture concepts
Thursday:
Concept Art- Create original outfits continued
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 buildings from last week's architecture concepts continued


Week 18
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 20 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting the Fabric of a Character's Costume)
Tuesday:
Concept Art- Create original character turnarounds
Wednesday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 outfits from last week's outfit concepts
Thursday:
Concept Art- Create original character turnarounds continued
Friday:
Illustration- Illustrate 3 outfits from last week's outfit concepts continued


Week 19
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 21 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting a Man with a Sword)
Tuesday:
Illustration- Create original poster
Wednesday:
Illustration- Continue work on original poster
Thursday:
Illustration- Continue work on original poster
Friday:
Illustration- Continue work on original poster


Week 20
Monday:
Character Design- read chapter 22-23 in Digital Character Design and Painting (Painting the "Heaven and Hell" Image, Painting the "Red Queen" Image)
Tuesday:
Illustration- Create original scene from the story world
Wednesday:
Illustration- Create original scene from the story world continued
Thursday:
Illustration- Create original scene from the story world continued
Friday:
Illustration- Create original scene from the story world continued

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