Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Mariah Green
After the slide lecture, the class made drawings in the cross-contour technique (ex. above). Notice that the contours arc across the front of the form and the outer contours or outline is implied.
Bonnie Lin
Next the class made drawings exploring the continuous line technique. The line technique addresses the structure of the form. Notice the "accents" in Bonnie's drawing and specifically their placement. She has placed them in a zig-zag orientation addressing key areas where the contour lines turn in space around the form. This is important because it introduces diagonals into the composition which are more dynamic that vertical and horizontals.
Luke Mello
Luke's drawing employs the scribble technique. The drawing above exhibits mass and light as well as texture.
Gabriel Rodriguez
Gabriel's drawing illustrates the mass technique. Mass captures the weight and volume of a form as well as the light. Notice the variations in tonality and the placement of similar values in the darker patches.
David Covarrubias
David's drawing illustrates the mass and line technique combined. Again, the line brings structure where mass adds form and light. Notice how he has balanced the dark and light areas diagonally across the composition.

Friday, August 26, 2016

LINE: Contour

Thursday the class made contour line drawings using graphite pencils as well as ink pens. Contour lines describe the interior and exterior volumes of a form. "Accenting" the line with darker, lighter and broken areas will increase the sense of volume. Accents may address changes in structure, color, texture, light and weight.
Georgia Bourdens
Georgia's drawing of hammers skillfully illustrates all of the qualities mentioned above. The lines are fluid, confident and exhibit a "sense of touch" or 3-dimensionality. In addition, the placement and direction of the hammers has created a sense of falling as well as a spiraling rhythm.
Luke Mello
Luke's drawing exhibits boldly accented areas and confident line quality as well. Furthermore, there is a pleasing balance in the placement of the objects.
Harrison Nixon
Harrison's drawing exhibits a very dynamic and interesting compositional arrangement. The large, overlapping forms are complemented with large open negative areas whereas the small, doodle-like elements on the right side are closer. This arrangement suggests depth with the larger forms advancing and the smaller forms receding.