Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PORTRAITS: Head Construction

Drew Horton

Megan Svendsen
Last night we began drawing portraits. Everyone drew a skull and then superimposed a portrait of a classmate on top. The two drawings above exhibit very solid and "fleshed out " faces. Notice the attention to the key "peaks and valleys"of the face. These areas are the eye sockets and brow, under the nose, under the lip, and under the chin. In addition, take note of how the mark-making follows the cross-contours of the planes of the face as well.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Last night we began the imaginary space project drawn in two-point linear perspective. Everyone will start with the same template and then make their own embellishments. The instructions are in the picture above. We will continue working on these drawings next week (Wednesday is a holiday).

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Last night students drew from individual still life arrangements.
Ashley Garr
Ashley's drawing is mostly a complementary color scheme (red-violet and yellow-green). The objects are arranged in a triangle bringing diagonals to the composition. The entire paper has been addressed creating directed light that gradually recedes into the background.
Jacob Lockler
Jacob's drawing evokes a scene from film noir. The lighting is very focused and direct capturing an air of suspense and intrigue. In addition, the objects lend themselves to the narrative. Each item is rich with symbolism and metaphor.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

COLOR: Dice and balls

Last night began with a discussion on Color, Color Schemes and the applications of color pencils.The three examples below exhibit a layered and even rendering as opposed to a more expressive application. Ashley's drawing illustrates a strong sense of light. The space has depth and the forms are dimensional. Bret's drawing has a "retro" look with the dull, faded colors of vintage illustration. And lastly, Molly's drawing is very dynamic image with bold, electric, contrasting and complementary colors.
Ashley Garr

Bret Hardesty

Molly Gallagher