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    Conceptual Figure Drawing

    ARTT 1201


    2 - 4 - 3

    Lecture - Lab - Credit



    This syllabus has been reviewed and is current on the date indicated.

    Prepared By Date

    Dub Wellborn 7/26/16______

    Reviewed By

    Christina Hollis 7/29/16

    Division Director/Designee Date

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    I. Instructor Information

    Name: Dub Wellborn

    Phone: 325-734-3653

    Campus Office: Abilene Campus

    Room 123


    Office Hours: 9 a.m. to noon M

    and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. F

    Advisement Hours: By appointment from

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F

    Division Director: Christina Hollis

    Director e-mail:

    II. Class Times, Location

    Dates 09/29/16 to 12/09/16

    MTWTHF, TBA, 4WEB WEB, Web Bases Classes, Moodle at

    MW, 11:00 a.m. to 12:55 p.m., 4ABC Rm.123, Abilene Extension

    III. Program Outcomes

    Learning Outcome: Understand business and legal issues as they apply to graphic artist

    Assessment Methodology: Given business scenarios demonstrate the best business practices

    Activities Beginning Developing Competent Accomplished



    Understanding Copyright and contract laws


    understanding of

    copyright law

    Define copyright

    laws and contract

    laws and give



    copyright law



    acquisition and


    Define procedure

    to obtain and

    enforce a




    Create a business plan

    Define a business


    Understand the

    different aspects

    of a business


    Create a


    business plan


    business plan



    Understanding business finances

    Identify and

    define business

    and finance

    Identify and


    income and


    income and

    expenses to

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    terminology expenses calculate pricing




    Identify industry requirements for employment and professional


    Unaware of



    Define industry


    Identify industry

    requirements and



    Produce work

    that meets


    requirements and



    IV. Course Description & Introduction

    Introduction to the techniques of drawing the human figure with emphasis on gesture and

    contour technique.

    Topics include structure of the human form in relation to drawing body proportions; bone

    and muscle structure of the human form and the bone and muscle components of human

    hands and other appendages.

    V. Learning Outcomes The student will:

    A. Complete the different parts of the human figure from bone structure to muscle structure;

    B. Draw accurate visible and invisible cross contours of the human figure while eyes are on the model and not on the paper;

    C. Demonstrate knowledge of balance and proportion of the human figure in different positions.

    VI. Assessment Methods & Grading Policy

    Summative assessments using assignment rubrics. Grades for all major courses must be C

    or better.

    Grade Percent Description Grade


    A 90-100 Excellent/Mastery Performance Level 4

    B 80-89 Required Performance Level 3

    C 70-79 Minimum Required Performance



    D 60-69 Below Required Performance Level 1

    F Below 60 Failure to Meet Performance



    IP -- In Progress

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    W -- Withdrawal 0

    CR -- Credit 0

    AUD -- Audit of Course 0

    See College Catalog for complete descriptions.

    Formative assessment using skills validation process based on observation, discussion, and

    summative assessment of rubrics shown above. Grades based on Skills Validation will be

    calculated on a Pass / Fail matrix.

    VII. Textbooks/Reference Materials

    Required: How to Draw and Paint ANATOMY, Creating Life-Like Humans and Realistic Animals by Editors of ImagineFX Magazine; ISBN# 978-1-56523-716-2

    Required: Adobe Photoshop training book

    Required: How to Draw the Marvel Way by Stan Lee & John Buscema; ISBN#


    Required: The Skillful Huntsman by Art Center / Scott Robertson; ISBN# 0972667644

    Required: Mechanika by Doug Chang; ISBN# 1600610234

    Required: Adobe Illustrator training book

    Recommended: Perspective Made Simple, A Practical Guide For Artists; By Larry Withers, On Air Video,; ISBN# 8130300024

    Recommended: The Techniques of Scott Robertson (DVD), Volume 1: Basic Perspective Form Drawing, Ellipses Chapter 3"; ISBN# 1930878818

    Recommended: Exodyssey by Steambot Studios; ISBN# 9781933492391

    Recommended: Steampainting: Spark by Steambot Studios (2010); ISBN#


    Recommended: Imaginative Realism by James Gurney; ISBN# 0740785508

    Recommended: Figure Drawing by Andrew Loomis; ISBN# 9780857680983; online

    PDF pages also found at

    Drawing and

    Recommended: In the Future by Art Center; ISBN# 193349218X

    Required: Adobe Design Studio (Photoshop and Illustrator) software

    Required: Intuos5 Medium Pen Tablet with 48.5 square inches of working area


    VIII. Additional Resources & Supplies

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    Required Online Resources to Download

    Moodle (

    Flickr (free image share/image resource at

    MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint (at cost) or Google Docs (free)

    Adobe Reader (latest version free download at

    Mikogo (free online screen share at

    Skype (free on-screen communication at


    Weebly and/or WordPress (free online web page and/or blog sites at and

    YouTube (free video share/multimedia directory at

    Required Natural Media Art Supplies:

    JOURNAL. Two 9x12 100-page spiral-bound Canson or equivalent brand

    Sketchbooks: one for daily morning drawing exercises, plus a separate one for

    outside classwork for each semester.

    Cool or Warm Gray Markers with chisel points: 30% and 50% gray

    Drawing Media: 2B, 4B, 6B Pencils and 6B Graphite Stick

    Kneaded Erasers

    Black Pentel Pens or Equivalent Brand Drawing Sign and Brush Pens

    Metal Straight Edge Ruler

    Pencil Sharpener

    IX. Class Participation Policy & Student Conduct


    Attendance is imperative. Attendance implies full use of the class period. Students are

    expected to be on time and to work through to the end of class.

    Students are allotted 3 excused absences for cases of illness, personal/family crisis, or

    official college business. All work missed due to these circumstances must be

    communicated ahead of the event and work made up during the students personal time.

    Tardiness and early departures record at an accumulation of 3 equal one absence.

    No credit for the course shall be given if you incur 7 or more unexcused absences.

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    Late Work

    All assignments will have a fixed due date. You will be expected to submit all portions of

    each unit on time.

    While the online learning environment is designed to be flexible and convenient, you

    must give special attention to the schedule of assignments.

    You should pay special note to the following policies:

    Late work is subject to a reduction in points for that assignment. The policy for this

    course is that 10% will be deducted from an assignment's grade for each day it is turned

    in late. When an assignment is due on a particular date, all work pertaining to that

    assignment must be completed and submitted to the facilitator in accordance with the

    instructions for that assignment by 8 a.m. Central Standard Time the day following the

    date the assignment was due.

    Team activities such as discussion boards and wikis require diligence on your part. Your

    colleagues are depending on you to post on time so they can complete their assignments.

    Pay particular attention to the instructions for team activities. Late initial posts to the

    discussion board or failure to participate in a timely manner will result in a reduction of

    points to the course participation grade. Further, you may receive a reduction of points as

    a result of evaluations made by your classmates resulting from your failure to participate

    with group assignments in a timely manner.

    Incomplete Policy

    TSTC's online policy states that all required work for an online course must be completed

    within the time framework established by that particular course's assignment calendar.

    Neither the facilitator nor the lead teacher is allowed to enter a grade of "Incomplete" for any student. No grade of Incomplete will be given as a final course grade. A student

    will receive the grade earned at the conclusion of the course. In extreme circumstances,

    please see your instructor for further assistance.

    Academic Integrity

    Violations of academic integrity and other forms of cheating, as defined in Texas State

    Technical College's academic integrity policy, involve the intention to deceive or mislead

    or misrepresent, and therefore are a form of lying and represent actions contrary to the

    behavioral norms.

    Violations will be addressed as described in the policy. Every member of the faculty,

    staff and student body is responsible for protecting the integrity of learning, scholarship

    and research.

    X. Safety

    Campus building occupants are required to evacuate buildings when a fire alarm

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    activates. Alarm activation or announcement requires exiting and assembling outside.

    Familiarize yourself with all exit doors of each classroom and building you may occupy

    while receiving instructions. The nearest exit door may not be the door you used when

    entering the building.

    Students requiring evacuation assistance should inform the instructor during the first

    week of class.

    In the event of evacuation, follow the facultys or class instructors instructions.

    Do Not re-enter a building unless given instructions by the Fire Department,

    Campus/Local Police, or Fire Prevention Services.

    XI. Special Needs

    If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please

    contact the ADA Coordinator, so that appropriate arrangements for your accommodations

    can be made. The counselor on your campus can assist you in this process. In accordance

    with the federal law, a student requesting accommodations must provide documentation

    of his/her disability to the ADA Coordinator. For more information call (325) 236-8292

    or email .

    XII. Course Schedule

    Date Activity Assignment

    Unit 1 & 2 M Introduction

    Ideal vs Expressive Figurative


    Standard Proportions: Male and


    Skeleton, Muscles, and Skin.

    Facial Features and Portraiture

    Spiral-bound 9x12-inch sketchbook is

    required for male and female

    figurative work throughout this

    semester. Periodic checks will be

    made to view development of these

    independent figurative studies. Draw

    approximately 50 figures per week.

    DAILY morning warm-up sketches:

    15 to 30 sec, 2 min figure sketches

    T Lecture/lab

    W First Self-Portraits due Bring mirrors to class to draw self-


    Male Figurative Work due Male: Basic Anatomy Rules for the

    total body, connecting the head to the

    body (front and back).

    Th Lecture/lab

    Unit 3 & 4 M Lecture/lab Male: Torso, arms, and legs (front &

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    T Lecture/lab

    W Illustration in Media due Draw from Live Model

    Male Figurative Work due Male: Head construction (eyes,

    mouth, ears, and nose).

    Male: Hands and feet. Also torso,

    arms, and legs (front & back).

    Th Journal due/review

    Unit 5 & 6 M Lecture/lab: Male construction

    (eyes, mouth, ears, nose)

    Create 3 stages of the head for the

    skull, muscle and facial views

    T Lecture/lab

    W Fun n Games/Promotional

    Illustration due

    Draw from Live Model


    Th Journal due/review

    Unit 7 & 8 M Lecture/lab

    T Lecture/lab

    W Three Head Views illustration due Draw from Live Model

    Male Figurative Work due Read Yahoo! article The Plastic

    Surgery a Model Needs to Look Like

    Barbie article in Moodle.

    Th Journal due/review

    Unit 9 &


    M Head Shapes and Geometric Forms

    Drawings due

    Female: Basic Anatomy Rules for the

    total body, connecting the head to the

    body (Front and Back). Contrast and

    compare to male total body.

    T Lecture/lab

    W Lecture/lab Draw from Live Model

    Female Figurative Work due Female: Torso, arms, and legs (front

    & back).

    Th Journal due/review Imaginative Realism, How to Paint

    What Doesn't Exist by James Gurney.

    Read: "Costumes" pp 70-71.

    Unit 11 &


    M Drawing of Lips due

    Female Figurative Work due

    Female: Head construction (eyes,

    mouth, ears, and nose).

    Female: Hands and feet. Also torso,

    arms, and legs (front & back).

    T Male and Female Character Studies


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    W Lecture/lab Draw from Live Model

    Ideal Male and Female Figure

    Proportions illustration due

    Th Lecture/lab Adult figure and children head


    Unit 13 &


    M Female Figurative Work due Reference ideal figure views of

    MALE total body vs FEMALE vs

    CHILD to refine proportions of latest

    work. Reference features and facial

    expressions and costume decoration in

    folds and surface detail.

    T Lecture/lab

    W Lecture/lab

    Character Facial Emotion Studies


    Validation work to show male and

    female figurative study covered.

    Th Lecture/lab

    Unit 15 M Final journal due/review

    T Male and Female Figurative Study

    Validation Work due

    W Final Self-Portrait due Bring mirrors to class to draw self-


    XIII. Instructor CV Dub Wellborn


    Lamar University Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership August...


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