Friday, December 16, 2011

THURS. 12/15 Combined Viewpoints Part Two cont.

Students continued working on their final projects.  All work must be finished and ready to critique for the final evaluation on Dec. 22 at 1 pm. Pics will follow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

TUES. 12/13 Combined Viewpoints Part 2

Magalli Larque
Students began work on the second part of the final project; transferring the sketched images onto drawing paper. Typically, these drawings exhibit strong motif and rhythmical qualities and Magalli's drawing above is no exception. Note the fluid ribbon-like form that weaves in and around the other forms leading the "eye" through the composition.  Furthermore, many elements are repeated across the image to aid in the "Directional" principles.

Friday, December 9, 2011

THURS. 12/8 Combined Viewpoints

Students began work on the final project- "Combined Viewpoints".  This is a two part project beginning with a series of contour sketches on tracing paper.  The sketches are then assembled into a uniform image and redrawn onto large paper.  The project is inspired by "chance" and the "automatic" drawings exercised by the Dadaists and the Surrealists of the early 20th century. Progress pics to follow.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TUES. 12/6 Division of Field

Bridget MacCallum
Students finished "D of F" drawings and we critiqued them.  On the whole a job well done. Bridget's drawing above skillfully illustrates the objectives of the project. First, she has directed our attention with the placement of the garbage can and the tiles leading to it. Secondly, her rendering of an otherwise "uninteresting" location is dynamic and original. One of the objectives of the project was to explore the way in which the "viewer" would experience the space.  The steep angles of the walls and floor have created an environment where the floor comes to us rather than us walking across it.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


The work listed below must be presented in a portfolio (cardboard or tote style). Work MUST be presented in a professional manner (i.e. no tears, folds or rolled drawings).  Drawings must be spray fixed. Portfolios that are poorly organized will be down graded or rejected.
1. Ideal Solids (composition only)
2. Subjective Value (abstract face)
3. Value Patterns (paper cut-outs)
4. Value Reduction (black/white)
5. Modeling (bottle, cup, etc.)
6. Rendering Light (single directional hatch or scribble)
7. Perspective (imaginary space and blocks)
8. Midterm Drawing
9. Ink (flattening the picture plane)
10. Texture ( jungle)
11. Large Color
12. Portraits (self and classmate)
13. Division of Field (finished drawing)

14. All homework (8 total)
Sketch books will be reviewed in class. Do not tear out pages.
15 DHR

THURS. 12/1 Division of Field

Jeff Box
Students began work on large scale drawings from their sketches. The drawing above is a progress shot. The composition illustrates the left to right balance with the weight in the composition located on the right.