Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
On Monday, students made drawings from a still life on paper they hand-toned to a midpoint value. The objective was to create a rhythm and movement by observing and separating the values within the design. Once this was established students rendered the objects more dimensionally by employing gradations.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
On Wednesday, the class made value studies emphasizing Light Patterns rather than volume. In order to emphasize the Light, students used a single directional hatch technique or scribble technique. The goal was to develop the image through tonal variations rather than line. Drawings by Jeanne Buckens, Leah Erickson, Travis Gilbert and Trevor Finley.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
This homework assignment is a repeat of what was covered in class on 9/13(Monday) and 9/17(Friday). On 18 x 24 in. drawing paper using charcoal materials and erasers make a drawing of an imaginary face or landscape or abstract design. If drawing a representational image (i.e. face or landscape, etc.) address the subject as though it were observed from multiple viewpoints. Cover the picture plane with large, open shapes. Don't get caught up in details. The primary objective here is to fill the shapes with as many different values and textures as possible. Refer to the post from 9/17 for two excellent examples.
The morning session began with a slide presentation on the various methods and applications of Value; followed by a brief presentation on some late portraits made by Pablo Picasso. The project, inspired by the portraits by Picasso, was to divide and cover the picture plane with large open shapes resembling a face seen from multiple viewpoints. Values and textures were then applied to the shapes using charcoal materials and erasers. Drawings by Jennifer Garcia and Matthias Linford.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday evening began with a slide presentation of late works by Pablo Picasso. The project was to draw a face from imagination that exhibits the features as seen from multiple viewpoints. In other words, draw the face as if you were walking around the model. This is loosely based on the Cubist work and concepts developed by Picasso. Once the face is fragmented into multiple shapes, each shape is then filled with a different value and/or texture.