- Artist research (15 points): Bridget Riley (and Op Art)
Bridget Riley, ‘Fragment 5/8′ 1965`Descending. 1965-6
- google Bridget Riley > images.
- select two images that show a lot of depth
- print out and put in sketchbook
- 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 white selfie 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 more detail and the expression of more depth via the use of cross contour lines.
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
- Points will be deducted for outlining