A most unique
Shows how Math & Science work to create a Superhero!
(see video clip below)
Thor Teaches The Anatomical Science...
Not only will students learn the physiology and anatomy of a superhero, but heroes can just as easily teach us about mathematics...
When Perspective Changes, Proportion Changes...
FREE ORIGINAL ART
Given to Your Students!
Your presenter, Jerry DeCaire, studied education as well as art and has introspectively bridged the connection between the creative "right brained" visual and artistic centers and the more analytical "left Brained" centers for language and mathematics. What this means is that he can communicate in a language that everyone can understand and transform what seems magical into something that is achievable-for everyone!
Watch artist Jerry DeCaire's hand, projected large onto a screen, draw a superhero while he describes his mathematical methods that uses geometry, fractions (ratios), and even a little algebra to create an action-packed hero! And when the drawing is complete, the artist gives the art to the teacher or to the principal to be given away at their discretion-FOR FREE!!!
It is said that Leonardo Da Vinci studied science to create better art. When budding artists understand this, they are more inclined to pay attention in math class. And some math students will even imagine that they too can learn how to draw and express themselves in a whole new venue.
Jerry's hand drawing Superman
Wolverine teaches Math...Fractions, Ratios, Proportions, Geometry &
Physicians can know all about human physiology (one of the "P's" necessary for drawing) and yet not know the other "3 P's" which would help them to draw the human body. In this presentation, students will learn about the "3 P's" that are necessary for a solid foundation in drawing.
The superhero has humble beginnings and starts out with fundamental proportions that serve as a foundation.Preliminary drafts of a profile and frontal face give us the scaffolding necessary to advance to an even more difficult drawing-the three-quarter bird's-eye view:
A cube makes obvious the math found in two-point (oblique) perspective and a head fits nicely within a cube. Once you determine the part of the cube that represents the frontal face, you then begin to "X" the frontal plane into subsequent "halves" in order to map out the features. With this fractional, geometric approach, the artists' imagination cannot lead them astray; the features are not drawn where one "feels" they belong, but rather where one "knows" they belong. The math will never mislead you, and here's the proof:
Juggernaut Teaches Oblique Perspective
And it gets better and more challenging when we are talking about the human figure given its complex anatomy and perspective problems. We can "up-the-ante" of complexity with two-point (Oblique) perspective found in the entire human form; like what we see in this breakdown of X-Men's Juggernaut:
The Incredible Hulk Teaches The Art of Math...or is it the Math of Art???
Of course, with a little experience you begin to free yourself from the preliminary and more geometric approach by doodling loosely and finding the "line." You will not need to draw the cubes anymore but they're there-in the back of your mind-as you scribble, dibble, dibble and scribble...
from Rough Drafts to Finished Art then Headed to Print
Now that you know how a drawing is done, here's a rough pencilled page sample showing how the artist plans the layout with considerations such as composition (the Gestalt principles of design), the flow of sequential narrative, focus on particular elements by mixing up their proportional relationships, and even camera angles for mood. Right next to the pencilled version is its full-colored and published page...
This represents a page embellished with black India ink before full colors as represented by the adjoining published page...
Another sample spearheaded by the famous Phantom...
And, of course, here's that same two-page spread fully colored and lettered (via computer technologies):
But not everything is so dark and serious. Here's a fun and brighter two page spread on the character DECOY (this was illustrated by Jerry DeCaire under the Ghost Name of Emi Nakamoto)
DeCaire's latest publication Avengers: Hawkeye-Earth's Mightiest Marksman (2012) can be found in your local comic book retail store. Just refer to The Master List to find the store nearest you at: http://www.the-master-list.com/
Every Student (and, of course, teachers and staff) who presents this latest publication to DeCaire at the school presentation can have it signed and dated with a personal touch (if requested). Only Marvel Entertainment and your local retailer profit from the sale of this book but not myself, personally. I only want to make available to the students the option to have an autographed copy of my latest publication and I am more than happy to spend additional time just to see some happy faces (There are no additional charges for this service-at all!).
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the brevity of the presentation, the autograph session itself will have to take place either before or after the presentation and my road travels will dictate one or the other so that I can maintain a punctual schedule. When you decide to purchase Avenger's: Hawkeye-Earth's Mightiest Marksman, be sure to order ahead of time and look for this signature cover: