weekend 8 to-do [due 10/19] value + types of light + shadow

weekend 8 to-do [due 10/19] value + types of light + shadow

Four charcoal drawings

  1. One hour each [meaning a minimum of 4 hours]
  2. Create one still life composed of
    1. Crushed soda cans (feel free to spray paint white if it helps you see the way light is behaving on the the surfaces)
    2. White styrofoam cups, 3 to 4. May substitute plain white mugs.
    3. One primary directional light source [dramatic],
      which should give you and effect similar to this.
  3. Draws with make-up wedge.
    1. Complete a couple of quick warm up drawings to get scale relationships
    2. You may want to very lightly with wedge draw using organizational lines prior to your study on light and shadow.
    3. all edges should be implied through value contrast, NO drawn LINES
    4. Pay attention to
      1. scale of objects
      2. angles
      3. elipse construction for viewing angle

      4. spatial relationships
      5. TYPES OF LIGHT/SHADOWS [click here for good useful info on drawing light and shadows]
        -note how light hits interior of cups
        -study how light/shade behaves over the crumples in the cans.
  4. Put up on wall when you get to class on Tuesday [CRIT].

Ten (10) copy machine selfies. Each one should be different

  1. smash face onto copy machine expressively
  2. include your hand in some
  3. CLOSE your EYES [so as not to damage your retinas]
  4. bring to class Tuesday, we will use them for a new charcoal/value/removal/grid technique

weekend 7 to do (due 10/13) – value, volume and types of light

weekend 7 to do (due 10/13) - value, volume and types of light
  1. Review volume chapter and pages of light
  2. Complete 3 charcoal value-volume-light drawings

    1. Spend 1 hour on each drawing
    2. 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]).
    3. For each drawing select a different view or rearrange.
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    4. Use directional light (one light source, like a lamp)
    5. Each drawing should display highlights, quarter tones, half tones, core shadow, reflected light, cast shadow and occluded shadow (see top diagram).
    6. 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.
    7. highly recommend you use the viewfinders we made in class [what they look like/how to use]
    8. use charcoal
    9. using only value gradation and shifts draw eggs, toilet paper and hint of what they are sitting on.


      NON EGG options. must spray paint fruit white