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Reminisce by the kindness of strangers by the VCAD graduate Megan

Reminisce by the kindness of strangers by the VCAD graduate Megan

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Extract from the final portfolio of the VCAD fashion design program student Megan M

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Fashion shoot by the VCAD student Olivia B

Fashion shoot by the VCAD student Olivia B

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Cocoon tunic fashion drawing by Megan - VCAD grad

Cocoon tunic fashion drawing by Megan – VCAD grad

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Body Painting Flash Walk of the FNO Fashion Models in Vancouver BC

Fashion Models Walking in Vancouver BC

Fashion Models Walking in Vancouver BC

Fashion Models in Bikinis on the First Beach in Vancouver BC

Fashion Models in Bikinis on the First Beach in Vancouver BC

Bikini Fashion Models in Vancouver BC

Bikini Fashion Models in Vancouver BC

Body Painting Fashion Flash Walk in Vancouver BC

Body Painting Fashion Flash Walk in Vancouver BC

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VCAD Graphic Design Program Student Portfolio

Eleanor Heng
Creative Director / Senior Instructor

Eleanor is an award-winning Creative Director with expertise in both the creative and business sides of marketing. Over the years, her established background in advertising, graphic design and branding has contributed to various internationally renowned advertising agencies such as Dentsu and M&C Saatchi. Her recent branding campaign for Britannia Mine Museum is also recognized by leading Marketing and Design magazines such as Marketing Magazine and Design Edge Canada.

Awards
New York Festivals Print Campaign Award 2003
Simon Fraser University Brand Wars Third Prize 2003
New York Festivals Self-promotion Award 2002
AdAsia Creative Showcase Best Ad of the Month 2002
NAFA Computer Aided Art & Design Merit Award 1996

Clients
Britannia Mine Museum, Canon, Converse, Panasonic, Pan Pacific Hotels, Qantas Airways, Sage CRM Solutions, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Standard and Poor’s, Swensen’s Restaurants, Toyota, Volkswagen

Source: eleanorheng.com

In order to succeed in graphic design, you’ll need to back up your raw talent and drive to succeed with a highly-focused and hands-on design education. VCAD’s graphic design program gives you the knowledge, skills and professional connections you’ll need to launch your career in graphic design.

From color theory, drawing and typography, to standard software used in the industry, this program will teach you the theoretical and practical skills you need to turn your creative ideas into reality. Students will build a portfolio of designs for packaging, advertising, publications, websites and branding.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to apply for graphic design jobs with web development firms, newspapers, magazines, publishers, printers and more.

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VCAD Interior Design Students ReDesign for Charity

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On December 13, 2012 the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) Interior Design students were involved in the re-design project of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre that is located in Vancouver, BC.

VCAD senior interior design student Giovanna was a coordinator and manager of the project along with the VCAD instructor Rene Picard. She explains that in order to get some real world experience as the interior designers they decided to re-design the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre after carrying out an extensive research on various charity organizations. According to Giovanna because of the range and nature of the services the center provides that was a perfect fit for the project.

Christopher says that one of his classmates mentioned that the downtown eastside was not very well to do area, which was one of the biggest determinants why the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was chosen for the Interior Design project.

Sarah says that ever since she was sixteen or seventeen years old she was always trying to find the way to occupy herself with various jobs. According to her she did some charity work in Edmonton and now she is doing the same in Vancouver.

Jared says that lots of things are being unnoticed and neglected, but they took a look around and saw the need. According to him it was much tougher than everybody actually thought it would be, but he thinks that they have learned a lot about the obstacles one runs in to. From now on they are ready to work on any project because the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was an awesome experience.

Giovanna thinks that everybody can benefit from the Interior Design because of the big impact it creates on one’s psychology and how the person feels. According to her the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre project was a great experience to all off the students who worked on it. All of the challenges, obstacles and space planning things created very valuable experience for everybody.

Jared says that in every person’s life there are more good things than bad ones, but for the people who use the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre that is not the case; therefore, Jared and his classmates decided to give a little of themselves to the people who need their help. He continues, in the perfect case scenario people should have to help others regardless the season and Christmas is the time to do that the most.

Giovanna says that police officers and teachers are the ones who help the community, but in her case the way to help the community is through the world of design.

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Visual College of Art & Design of Vancouver BC Gives Back to The Community

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First-year students in the Interior Design program at the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) were the driving force behind a re-design of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, using their newfound skills & experience to share with the society.

The renovation project grew out of the Professional Practices and Communication course, which is designed to introduce the importance of professional business conduct and attitude. Students learn the importance of preparing themselves properly for the job search process and how to prepare and present the proper marketing collateral. In this course students also learn the techniques to market themselves to potential employers. The course covers résumé and cover letter preparation, professionalism and appropriate conduct, written and oral communication, career planning, interviewing techniques and presentation strategies.

Looking to create a practical experience to accompany their course work, the first-year students and their instructor chose to dedicate their project to a society organization, settling on the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre provides support to over 300 women, children and seniors every day. It offers and provides services like:

– hot meals
– free clothing
– secure mailing addresses
– phone and computer access
– functioning and secure toilets and showers
– toiletries
– haircuts
– sewing machines
– feminine hygiene products
– harm reduction supplies
– first aid

Doing much of the work on their own time, the first-year students turned to HomeSense, the project’s primary retail sponsor, for furnishing and decorative items. You can find charming, unique homeware that you’re likely to stumble across in a cool market or a tucked-away boutique (up to 60% off the rrp). HomeSense is a store where shopping is fun, and unexpected, where you might find the very thing you weren’t looking for.

HomeSense donated gift cards to buy items needed at the Centre, including lamps, tables, mirrors, art work and holiday decorations. Other sponsors included Shoppers Drug Mart, Herman Miller & Maxwell Fabrics.

The completed project was unveiled as part of the Centre’s Christmas party on December 18, 2012

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500 – 626 West Pender St.
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V6B 1V9

Drawing Tutorial – Old Man’s Face


Learn How to Draw an Old Man’s Face in Two Point Perspective Part 1 of 5

Today we are going to draw an old man’s face. Let’s start with a rectangle in perspective. That’s right, we should start with curving in some basic shapes and then to make the face from that. We should put down the horizon line with two vanishing points. Draw some simple shapes. The reason why we have to hit the vanishing points is to create the structure in perspective. One might ask — why do we want to draw the old man’s face in perspective? The answer is very simple — we don’t always want to have some flat drawings. Perspective will definitely give some volume to the drawing.

After we are done with the basic shapes will start subdividing them and start drawing curved lines; in order to do that we will have to dissect the corners so that the lines meet in the center. Dissect as many corners as you can because it will make your life easier as soon as you start free hand the curved lines.

Use your rough lose pencil to start carving shapes in. It will help us to understand what we actually want to achieve.

Now we are ready to start drawing the chin. Go around and see what you can do with the drawing. As soon as it is done we can start drawing an eye and eyebrow. The distance between both eyes is of the size of an eye. Keep moving on with the nose.

Start mapping things out like hair and shape of the head. Keep it lose and rough.

Draw the mouth by marking where it is going to be.

Let’s take another pencil and over exaggerate the iris of the eye because whenever you look at a photograph you will always see a dot of the iris in the eye.


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Let’s see what we can do with the corners at the top of the nose, but we do want to focus on the eyes. Don’t put one continues line. Look how I go back and forth in the drawing.

Keep on working on the eyes. Switch to the pen and over exaggerate the eyes because that is the soul of the drawing. Draw some lines under the eye including a line under the nose. Block the nose and add details — we need to get some expression into the old man’s face. It is very good working with the pen because it will definitely help you to practice as you decide to draw digitally.

I still need to draw the other eye; therefore, let’s switch to a pencil of the different color. Work around and get the feel of your drawing. Keep moving on with adding details to the face.


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I don’t draw one continues line; I go back and forth in the drawing. Basically you are working on the full drawing and not on one part of it only. The reason why I’m using a different color pencil is to block more shapes in.

You can always erase any details you don’t like. There is a great advantage in drawing with the pen because those lines will remain. There are too many work lines in our drawing; therefore, let’s get rid of them now and add some details afterwards.
Now you can see the structure of the character underneath. Sit back and think what you want to achieve and what has to be added or altered to do so. Let’s start with the eyes. We need to exaggerate them so that they pop out of the drawing. As soon as one eye is done we can switch to the other side. Add some details to the face.

Some people don’t like erasing lines, but I like it a lot because at the end of the day it will give more life and sense of depth to the drawing. I don’t care about how many lines I add because I want to structure the drawing and make it look the way I want to. When you draw digitally you can undo actions you have made and the same here – I can delete lines whenever I want to.

Now we can dig in with much darker pencil to make a different structure. What I can do, I can add more creative details. Once it is done I will go back and add the final details with the pen.

Keep working on the chin shape and facial lines. Add some life to the drawing. As you can see I follow the rough lines here by adding some details. Work out the curved lines and avoid the straight ones or your drawing will look stiff and lifeless.


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Keep working on the mouth. Now we can use a softer pencil to add some block shading. Work around the eyes and use your fingers to smudge the lines. The reason why I’m using a different pencil is to add some more lines that will mix with the other lines.

Now let’s erase some of the lines and see what we can do. Later on it will allow me to simplify the shapes. As you can see those other color lines we can see quite clearly. Actually while I am doing this I think what I can do next. I like those soft colors that are mixed with the other ones.

Now we are ready to work with the pen and add some details. Start with the eye as that is the most important part of the drawing. Sometimes it is good to scan your drawing before you erase the lines because it will allow you to go back and see what was where.

Go around the head with the pen and details. I need to connect eyes with the nose. There are no continues lines here because otherwise there wouldn’t be any life in the drawing.

Now we can start switching between different pencils, pen and markers.

The face starts to come together.


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Let’s erase some of the lines we don’t need. Let me remind you what we have done:

– We started with the two vanishing points
– We drew the horizon line
– We drew some simple shapes like squares and rectangles in perspective
– Finally we created rounded lines and shapes from the simple shapes

Let’s finish our drawing; nothing much has been left to do. Go back to the eyes and enhance them with the pen. Work around the head and add details to the hair, eyebrows and everything else.

Sit back and evaluate what else has to be added to achieve your goal.

Add some shades and soften them up – blur with your finger. Work on mouth and some extra details under it. Now we have an old man’s face in perspective.

Glen’s past achievements and work experience:

Nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Director, The Looney Beginnings Warner Brothers / Steven Spielberg

Storyboard Artist DHX Media PPX Digital Shorts, Rainmaker Princess Charm School and Princess and the Pop Star.

Storyboard Artist Hugglemonsters, Doc McStuffins Disney Junior . Animatic Storyboards Pac Man 3D Series 2012.

Storyboard Artist Speed Racer TV Series Playing on Nick Toons. Storyboard Artist Stormhawks Episode 23, YTV.

Storyboard Artist, Ned’s Newt TV Series Corus Entertainment. Animation Director Tex Avery Series D.I.C. Entertianment.

Animation Director Fantastic Four Series and Title. Marvel Productions, Animation Director Hulk vs Doctor Doom, Universal Studios.

Animation Director Aladdin, Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, Disney TV. Animation Director Tiny Toons Adventures.Warner Brothers.

Animation Director The Zula Patrol 3D Maya Series NBC. Animation Director Hozehounds Seasons 2,3,4,5, The Family Channel / Disney

Animator Tales of Worm Paranoia, Cartoon Network. Animation Director Werner 3 Movie. Animation Director Hanna Barbera Productions.

Yogi Bear’s Treasure Hunt, Smurfs, Pup Named Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo, Flinstone Kids, Jetsons Movie, Snorks, Foofur, Johnny Quest,

Flinstones Meet the Jetsons, Hagar the Horrible. Animation Director Mixed Nutz Series PBS TV. Animation Director Chucklewood Critters.

Animator The Real Ghostbusters. Animator He-Man and Shera ,Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,Filmation Studios. Animator, The Prodigal Son Movie.

Animator Chipmunks, The Big Adventure Movie. Animator Curious George TV Series. Animator Frosty the Snowman Movie, Racoons,Care Bears.

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Drawing Tutorial – Cartoon Airplane


Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Airplane in Two Point Perspective Part 1 of 5

Today we are going to draw an airplane. Let’s start with a rectangle in two point perspective. Before we begin we need to figure out where our horizon line and vanishing points will be. Sit back and think what kind of look you are going for.

We need to start with the square shapes and then we will round them up. As you hit the vanishing points think creatively what you are going to draw. Block objects with lose lines in perspective.

What we are going to do next is to use is to work with a different color pencil in that way we will be able to choose whichever lines we want to work with.

When drawing a circle in perspective, start with a rectangle, draw two diagonal lines to find the center and then start drawing the circle in perspective.


Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Airplane in Two Point Perspective Part 2 of 5

Let’s take another much darker pencil and start adding details. When you draw a circle in perspective start with a rectangle first, then you dissect the corners down to the middle in the center and try to pre-hand those points to draw the circle in perspective.

We hit some vanishing points and start to darken the drawing up a little bit. Whenever we add anything we always hit the vanishing points. It is very easy to draw if you follow that simple rule. On this side of the airplane everything hits this point, but on that side of the airplane everything hits that point.

Now we start rounding things up a bit and get some edges in. It is always a mix of straight lines and round edges to make creative drawings. Keep things loose even though we use a darker pencil.

Once again we will dissect the corners down to the center in order to draw a circle in perspective. As soon as it is done we can start adding curves to the straight lines.

Creatively let’s get some shapes in here and follow some of the line work we have carved in. Sit back and think what you can do to add some details in order to add some life to the airplane.

Let’s start to make some shapes on the top of the airplane. It is about adding creative details to the rectangles. Add some curves by dissecting corners down to the center in that way we will make sure that the curves hit the vanishing points and our drawing is in perspective.

We can add some final details inside of the airplane. As we move on we can see that circular curves work very well with the straight edges.

Let’s move on with the back of the airplane. It is very essential to hit the vanishing points!


Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Airplane in Two Point Perspective Part 3 of 5

Make sure that you have rectangles first and then you can add details and curves.
Keep adding some creative details and have some fun with that!

Let’s darken the edges underneath the airplane, slow down a bit and pick up the lines that we want to enhance. It is essential to get some confidence while you are drawing because it will give you better results.

Now let’s switch to the softer pencil because I’m not really sure where the wings of the airplane are going to be yet. I have a shape here, but I want to go over and revise it. Let’s see what we can do to get a circular shape for the wing.

Let’s block the wings and wheels of the airplane. If you know how to draw a rectangle in perspective you can basically do everything.

You have to be very careful when drawing curved lines in perspective. Dissect corners down to the center and then draw curves free hand.

Follow the rough lines when adding details to the drawing.


Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Airplane in Two Point Perspective Part 4 of 5

Now let’s switch to the pen. Gain some confidence and draw over the pencil lines to give some structure to the drawing. Look and think what kind of details you want to add. More you add now will look better later after you color the drawing. Think about adding some sense of depth to the drawing by working on the line quality and highlights.

Now we are ready to erase some of the lines. Get rid of the lines you don’t need. That is why we’ve used the pen to make the task easier. Later on you can scan your drawing and add lines on the computer or you can move on with your pencil drawing. Don’t be afraid of erasing lines because you can always get them back. Some of the artists erase so much that it looks like that there is almost nothing left, but in reality the lines that remain on the paper will give sense of depth to the drawing.

Let’s start do cleanups and knocking lines back in. Pick up the lines, simplify the drawing and add some creative details.

As you can see we use various pencils, pens and markers to make drawings and that is the whole point.


Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Airplane in Two Point Perspective Part 5 of 5

Now we can take a darker marker and start adding details. In order to build your confidence before you erase the lines you can scan your drawing and then you will have a reference what you wanted to draw and how you wanted it to look like.

With the marker hit the lines you like.

In order to add the propeller start with a pencil otherwise if you make a mistake with the marker it will be very hard to fix it.

Add some block shading to the drawing with a pencil to give some sense of depth and add some creative elements. Use your finger to blend it in.

Glen’s past achievements and work experience:

Nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Director, The Looney Beginnings Warner Brothers / Steven Spielberg

Storyboard Artist DHX Media PPX Digital Shorts, Rainmaker Princess Charm School and Princess and the Pop Star.

Storyboard Artist Hugglemonsters, Doc McStuffins Disney Junior . Animatic Storyboards Pac Man 3D Series 2012.

Storyboard Artist Speed Racer TV Series Playing on Nick Toons. Storyboard Artist Stormhawks Episode 23, YTV.

Storyboard Artist, Ned’s Newt TV Series Corus Entertainment. Animation Director Tex Avery Series D.I.C. Entertianment.

Animation Director Fantastic Four Series and Title. Marvel Productions, Animation Director Hulk vs Doctor Doom, Universal Studios.

Animation Director Aladdin, Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, Disney TV. Animation Director Tiny Toons Adventures.Warner Brothers.

Animation Director The Zula Patrol 3D Maya Series NBC. Animation Director Hozehounds Seasons 2,3,4,5, The Family Channel / Disney

Animator Tales of Worm Paranoia, Cartoon Network. Animation Director Werner 3 Movie. Animation Director Hanna Barbera Productions.

Yogi Bear’s Treasure Hunt, Smurfs, Pup Named Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo, Flinstone Kids, Jetsons Movie, Snorks, Foofur, Johnny Quest,

Flinstones Meet the Jetsons, Hagar the Horrible. Animation Director Mixed Nutz Series PBS TV. Animation Director Chucklewood Critters.

Animator The Real Ghostbusters. Animator He-Man and Shera ,Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,Filmation Studios. Animator, The Prodigal Son Movie.

Animator Chipmunks, The Big Adventure Movie. Animator Curious George TV Series. Animator Frosty the Snowman Movie, Racoons,Care Bears.

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