FROM WHOLE TO PART 1. Pick an object from the table. 2. Draw your object on a 9" x 12" paper. 3. Use graphite. Remember using an even amount of pressure 6B pencils will leave the most graphite on the page and be darkest while H pencils will leave the least graphite and be lightest. 4. Fill the page, even if a life size version of your object would not fill the page. Do not, however, distort the proportion or let your object go off the page. 5. Render your object as realistically as possible. In other words: Create or decide on a light source so you will know what parts of your object are in shadows and what parts capture the most light. Shade and highlight accordingly so you reveal the 3-dimensional qualities of your object. Work to get a wide range of value. 6. Use a 12" x 18" piece of paper. 7. Break your object into at least 4 views or 4 parts. 8. Fill your picture plane with renderings of the parts of your object. These should be drawn multiple times in multiple sizes. They may over lap and escape the picture plane. 9. Use colored pencils to draw your parts. You may make all versions of one part one color and all versions of a second part another color or you may use different colors for each part. DO NOT worry about or try to match the color of your actual object. 10. As you fill your page think about balance, variety, unity, and movement. You are creating a composition that should look like it belongs together when your project is complete. 11. When you are finished with your parts drawing, cut the negative space away from your drawing of the whole object, leaving a border of 1/8 to 1/16 inch all around it. Decide where you want to place this on the parts drawing and glue it in place. NOTE: You may want to draw your parts with an idea of where you plan to place the graphite drawing or you may simply want to decide where it looks best after you've finished.