Put all your drawings in your personal folders. Put your name on the back just in case it gets separated from your folder. EXERCISE TWO: CONTINUOUS LINE STILL LIFE--1 drawing. Use 9"x12" white paper or larger. Use one of the grouping of three objects to complete a continuous line drawing from your observation. Spend some time examining what you see. Notice the texture, the different tones from light to dark, the shape, the width, and the height of your objects. Pay attention to the differences and the similarities between your objects. Note which objects are closer and which are farther away. For this drawing you need to concentrate on capturing all the smaller shapes, created by the differences in light and dark, found within the larger shapes of your objects. You will not be doing any shading. You are only interested in finding the lines that seem to exist between a lighter shape and a darker shape. Before you start your actual drawing you may want to lightly plot the outer edges of your objects so that you can plan your composition. This guide can help you fill the page without going off the page. Draw these marks very lightly because you will need to erase them when your drawing is finished if you didn't draw over them. IF, as an artist, you want to extend parts of your drawing beyond the page remember to consider the question of balance--how do you maintain balance? Or, why do you want your drawing to feel unbalanced? TO BEGIN: Place your pencil where you want your drawing to begin. Without breaking the line of your pencil draw all the "lines" you find in the objects. Obviously, if you need to rest your hand, get up for some reason, etc. you can lift your pencil off the page. However, when you return to your drawing put the pencil down where you left off. The lines you see in your object are actually differences between light and dark. A ridge, a bump, a reflection, or for some other reason, more light is caught in one place than another. Where the light changes our minds tell us a line exists. This exercise is helping to train your eye to see more fully the whole shape that is lighter or darker than the one next to it. Before your drawing is finished you must ground your objects.. REMEMBER: Grounding objects is accomplished by including a cast shadow and/or a horizon line. With a Continuous Line Drawing the cast shadow will simply be the outline of the shape which appears on the surface on which your objects sit. SHADED STILL LIFE--1 drawing. Use 9"x12" white paper. Use the same still life set-up and keep your paper the same orientation. For this drawing your focus needs to be on creating the illusion of form and volume by finding all the differences between light and dark, or highlight and shadow. The areas where more light hits an object the drawing will be lighter. The areas where less light reaches the object your drawing will be darker. Use the different drawing techniques you practiced in EXERCISE ONE. Feel free to use the blending tool to help smooth out a surface or when you want to create a graduated tone. Again, you may want to plan out your composition by marking the outer edges o.f your objects. REMEMBER: these marks should be very lightly made so they're easy to erase. Finally, remember to ground your object. For a shaded drawing the cast shadow is generally a uniform tone. Both your drawing will be paired when we have our critique. DUE DATE: Monday, September 10
Create your own unique website with customizable templates.