Put all your drawings in your personal folders. Put your name on the back just in case it gets separated from your folder.
EXERCISE THREE: COLOR THEORY DRAWING--3 drawings. Use 9"x12" white paper or larger. Pick a new still life set up. Use the same set up for all three drawings. Try to fill the page.
Drawing One: MONOCHROMATIC--Pick a primary or secondary color to draw with, except for yellow since yellow does not show up as well on white paper. Pick a new set of still lifes. Use any of the the shading techniques you practiced in EXERCISE ONE. Your goal is to create the illusion of form by capturing the shadows and highlights, as well as the texture of your object. The lightest parts of your object can be left white. The darkest parts should be as dark as you can make the color you chose draw. This is just like the shaded graphite drawing you just finished except you are using colored pencil.
Drawing Two: COMPLEMENTARY COLORS--Pick one complementary color pair: red and green, orange and blue, or purple and yellow. Draw your objects using one of the colors from the color pair leaving the highlights white, just like you did in the Monochromatic drawing. To make the shadows even more dramatic than the single color can get, blend the complementary color with the first color to draw the darkest parts of your still life. Your shadows should almost becoming a gray-brown. If too much of the complementary color shows use a blending tool to blend the hues together and go back over it with the original hue.
Drawing Three: WARM OR COOL COLORS--Pick the three warm colors (red, orange, yellow) or the three cool colors (green, blue, purple) to complete this drawing. The point of the exercise is to help you see the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows. Your goal is to use the three colors to make these distinctions. Begin by deciding which of the three colors will represent the shadows and which will represent the highlights. The third color will be used for the remainder of the object. When you're finished, every part of your objects should be colored. Your negative space should also be colored. Using the opposite three colors from what you selected for the objects pick one to be the wall, one to be the surface the objects sit on and one to be the shadow of the objects. Don't get too worried about how this drawing looks. The final drawing should look a little strange because you are focused on extreme differences. All three drawings will be hung for the critique. Due Date: Monday, September 17
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