Complete your in class drawing exploiting ink and crosshatching to create volume and the different types of light.
If you have not yet outlined objects in ink I recommend to try to avoid this and create line via implied line that occurs through changes of angles of crosshatching and value. I am putting some samples so that you can see how outline is not actually necessary.
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Four charcoal drawings
One hour each[meaning a minimum of 4 hours]
Create one still life composed of
Crushed soda cans (feel free to spray paint white if it helps you see the way light is behaving on the the surfaces)
White styrofoam cups, 3 to 4. May substitute plain white mugs.
One primary directional light source [dramatic],
which should give you and effect similar to this.
Draws with make-up wedge.
Complete a couple of quick warm up drawings to get scale relationships
You may want to very lightly with wedge draw using organizational lines prior to your study on light and shadow.
all edges should be implied through value contrast, NO drawn LINES
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Review volume chapter and pages of light
Complete 3 charcoal value-volume-light drawings
Spend 1 hour on each drawing
Set up a still life composed of white eggs and toilet paper (alternatively you may use apples in place of eggs, but these must be spray painted 1 [$1 can from walmart]).
For each drawing select a different view or rearrange.
PREVIOUS STUDENT SET UP SAMPLES
Use directional light (one light source, like a lamp)
Each drawing should display highlights, quarter tones, half tones, core shadow, reflected light, cast shadow and occluded shadow (see top diagram).
At the top of each drawing make a small horizontal bar with a grayscale gradient (10 boxes) from black to white. Use this as a reference while drawing.
Chose a sample sketch from Alberto Giacometti that uses organizational line.
Print out and put in sketchbook
Explain what attracted you to this specific drawing
List 5 ways that he used organizational line through samples. Highlight on printout.
Five (5) self portraits with one hand in the drawing using organizational line.
3o minutes minimum up to 1 hour.
TWO of the five. working onto of a printout of a selfie (BW) mark out organizational lines in a similar fashion as Giacometti
THREE of the five, working from a mirror and dramatic light, pencil or charcoal, execute your self-portrait through the use of organizational line.
Portrait grades are based on the appearance of usage of TIME as defined by amount of detail, use of METHOD suggests a strong understanding. Each sketch is worth 17 points and Artist of the week activity is 15 points.
list (minimum of 5 descriptors; check textbook to help) all the observable features that assist in creating the depth despite being in fact a flat canvas.
Self-Portraits = 5 = 30 minutes to one hour each (17 points each) NO OUTLINING FORM!!!!!
Using ideas harvested from Bridget Riley’s methods in creating depth with lines, execute your five cross contour self-portraits
Use dramatic light to help you locate where the your face rises upwards towards you as the viewer (light) and shadows to show you where the body curves away.
The first two self portraits are to be drawn on top of a black and whiteselfie of you (dramatic light). Print size should be ~ 8×10.
A few student samples that are on the right tract–one with a fast gestural line quality the others slow and meticulous. The time requirement has gone up, so this week there should be even moredetail and the expression of more depth via the use of cross contour lines.
cross contour, wire mesh like
cross contour with gestural quality
dramatic face angle and lighting
longitudinal cross contour
cross contour, longitudinal
REMEMBER what will be different from these samples is the expression of GREATER DEPTH THROUGH LINE CURVATURE, DISTANCE APPART, LINE THICKNESS, LINE LIGHTNESS OR DARKNESS AND MORE DETAIL.
The next three self portraits are to done using a mirror and dramatic light. Consider a three-quarters view and not straight on. Also explore tilting your head up or down.
You may experiment between cross contours that are done more quickly like gestural lines, but they should follow the form of the body, and because of the time expectation this means that the drawing will be highly detailed with lots of cross contour lines. Or you may use a more slow maticulous line quality like a blind contour.
Also consider your pencil or charcoal pressure…pressing hard creates dark lines, lightly creates more delicate lines. Pressure effects line thickness, value and affective connotations.
17 points possible for each self portrait.
3 points for doing of each sketch
7 points for apparent application of expected time (30 minutes minimum up to one hour per drawing)
7 points for capturing facial depth using cross contour lines
Choose a work from one of the following artists: Matisse, Lachaise, Durer, Kokoschka, Cano, Tovish, Polke, Guston, Lichenstein. Add identifying information. Paragraph (not one sentence), introduce the your personal logic behind the choice. If it is that you “LIKE” it, figure out why and include a detailed reason as to why. The second paragraph should examine how this relates to contour drawing. Sure you can say because it is a contour drawing, but spell out several reasons as to why you believe this. Be thorough. (15 points)
Five self portraits
-minimum time for each 30 minutes; max time 40 minutes.-two (2) CROSS contour drawn on photocopy or printout of ~8×10 BW printout selfie. Use sharpie or dark black pen.
-two (2) semi-blind CROSS contour (consider not just horizontal, but also vertical) using mirror. use dramatic lighting.
-one (1) blind contour. Go very slowly, find and follow detailed shapes of shadows and highlights. ignore those dang eyelashes. Thirty minutes min. I would rather have an incomplete drawing with more precise details than a complete face. The task is learning to really look and discern the shapes that make up what you are observing.