What is Manga? part 2


What is Manga - is a research-based unit/tutorial plan for Year 10 students
> Free to use and alter

Recommended (prior) reading:  Part 1 

Part 2: Creation of a Manga Badge

Learning Requirements:

  • Develop the skills to employ digital software to design effective designs.

Success Criteria:

  • You will demonstrate a greater understanding of what is a good Manga Badge design.
  • You will demonstrate greater skills in applying Inkscape as a vector design tool.

Expectations Summary

Expectation 1:

You are expected contribute to the Forum: Manga Badge Skill Development by addressing 4 requirements. (Teacher sets up an online forum/discussion board)
  • Requirement 1: You will upload an example of a Manga Badge (an internet search)and reflect on why you chose it.
  • Requirement 2: Inkscape Basic Shapes Tutorial
  • Requirement 3: Inkscape - Drawing a cartoon
  • Requirement 4: Inkscape - Draw an icon
Requirements 1 to 4 are to be uploaded into the online forum/discussion board.
WARNING: The Forum is a place where you are able to comment on each other's work. You must respect each other's ideas and thoughts. NO TROLLING is allowed.

Expectation 2:

  • You will create your own Manga Badge.
    Submission of your Manga Badge can  only appear once you have completed the requirements of the forum/discussion board

Expectations Details - Expectation 1

Requirement 1: Investigate an example of a Manga Badge.

You will upload an example of a Manga Badge into the Database: Manga Badge Skill Development and reflect on why you chose it

Badges by Cheila https://goo.gl/McGeFa

Investigation Task - Instructions

  • You are to search the internet to find an example of a good Manga badge/icon
  • You are to download it and then upload the image into this forum (Teacher setup)
  • You are to enter the following details
    • the name of the creator,
    • the URL address
    • date you downloaded the Manga badge/icon Image
    • Reflect on what principle of design is the Manga Badge strongest feature, and why.

5  Design Principles for good badge/logo design

  • Select one and reflect (elaborate) on why you chose this design principle.
    • Simple
    • Memorable
    • Timeless
    • Versatile
    • Appropriate
More information on the 5 Design Principles: http://justcreative.com/2009/07/27/what-makes-a-good-logo/ 

Requirement 2: Inkscape Abstract Design using basic shapes

This activity requires you to:

  • Complete 2 video tutorials and 
  • Upload an Experimental Abstract Design into Requirement 2: Inkscape Basic Shapes FORUM (Forum set up by Teacher)

  1. Video tutorial 1: Inkscape Basics - Tools
  2. Video tutorial 2: Predefined Shapes - Rectangles
  3. UPLOAD: Experimental abstract design - using Inkscape's basic shapes & functions.

Video tutorial 1: Inkscape Basics - Tools


This video tutorial demonstrates 

  • the basics of drawing tools of Inkscape,
  • and the basic functions of Inkscape
HINT

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the tutorial whilst watching the video.

Video tutorial 2: Predefined Shapes - Rectangles

This video tutorial demonstrates 
  • the basics of rectangles and rounded rectangles,
  • then building up to more advanced features of using rectangles to create 3D shapes.
HINT
  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the tutorial whilst watching the video.

UPLOAD: Experimental abstract design

How? By using Inkscape's basic shapes & functions.

After watching and following Video tutorial 1 and Video tutorial 2 you are required to:
  • Experiment with Inkscape tools to create an Abstract design
  • Export abstract design as: yournameAbstact.png
  • UPLOAD: Requirement 2: Inkscape Basic Shapes Tutorial
  • Provide a short statement 
    • on what you were trying to achieve, and 
    • some positive feedback on other abstracts created by your classmates
    • refer to the 5 Design Principles

HINT
  • Have some fun: I'm looking for fun and originality
  • To upload your completed LadyBird On Leaf you will need to export the svg file to a png. 
  • When uploading the png file make sure the image in no bigger than 500 px in any direction.
Example of Abstract using basic tools, shapes, and rectangles


Requirement 3 - Drawing a cartoon

Requirement 3 activity: Instructions
  1. Complete a video tutorial: LadyBird On Leaf by Tip-Top Lab,
  2. Upload your completed LadyBird On Leaf into Requirement 3: Inkscape - Drawing a cartoon FORUM. (Forum set up by Teacher)
  3. and reflect on your learning gained, whilst completing the LadyBird On Leaf tutorial.
HINT
  • To upload your completed LadyBird On Leaf you will need to export the svg file to a png. 
  • When uploading the png file make sure the image in no bigger than 500 px in any direction.
Requirement 3 activity: Video tutorial 3,  Ladybird On Leaf

Ladybird on Leaf Tutorial
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a vector graphic of a ladybird on leaf. 

Tutorial created by Tip-Top Lab 

Requirement 4: Draw a Badge

Requirement 4 activity: Instructions
  1. Complete a video tutorial: Draw a Badge,
  2. Upload your completed Badge into Requirement 4: Inkscape - Drawing a Badge
  3. and reflect on your learning gained, whilst completing the Badge tutorial.
HINT
  • To upload your completed Badge you will need to export the svg file to a png. 
  • When uploading the png file make sure the image in no bigger than 500 px in any direction.
Requirement 4 activity: Video tutorial 4, Draw a Badge

Create an Elegant Badge
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a professional looking badge. 


Tutorial created by Nick Saporito

Expectations Details - Expectation 2

Creation of a Manga Badge

It is expected that you will create your own Manga Badge employing Inkscape.
  • Design and create a Manga Badge using Inkscape software
  • You are to submit the original svg file
Your Badge must demonstrate your skills through your;
  • use of shapes tools
  • illustration (eg cartoon of something recognizable)
  • text (Typography)
To successfully complete this, you must have completed:
  • Requirement 1: Investigate an example of a Manga Badge.
  • Requirement 2: Inkscape Abstract Design using basic shapes.
  • Requirement 3: Drawing a cartoon.
  • Requirement 4: Draw a Badge.

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