Wednesday, October 4, 2017

PERSPECTIVE QUIZ 10/10/17 AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

In reviewing for the Linear Perspective exam students should go over the content found in the “Linear Perspective Handout” and any discussions / demonstrations learned in class during the past few weeks.  The exam will consist of 5 true/false, and 10 multiple-choice questions.   Students will need to review all highlighted (bold) terms and definitions found in the handout.

Some but not all of the terms are found below:
Linear Perspective
Atmospheric Perspective
One-Point Perspective
Two-Point Perspective
Picture Plan
Horizon Line
Eye Level Line
Parallel Lines
Vanishing Point(s)
Station or Fixed Point
Line of Sight
Viewpoint
Receding
Diminishing Forms
Converging Lines
Overlapping
Foreshortening
Measuring Stick
Viewing Frame
Proportion

Quiz date: Tuesday, October 10th at the beginning of class


****STUDENTS WHO NO LONGER HAVE A COPY OF THE HANDOUT -CAN FIND A COPY IN THE DRAWING ROOM.  IF YOU MAKE A COPY, YOU MUST RETURN THE ORIGINAL TO THE CLASS ROOM FOR THE NEXT STUDENT.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

PROJECT 2 ASSIGNMENT SHEET 1 AND 2 POINT PERSPECTIVE & CROSS CONTOUR CUBE(S), RECTANGLE(S), AND TABLE





MATERIALS:
• Graphite Pencils (Full Range) • Full Sheet Drawing Paper
• Eraser • Ruler


SUBJECT MATTER:
• Styrofoam Cube, Boxes, Various objects and Tables


GENERAL GOAL: Create a drawing in correct perspective and capture the illusion of all the objects (in correct perspective) sitting on a table and in the environment. Understand and locate the correct perspective in a thumbnail drawing(s) first to help create this illusion.  Once you have completed the perspective thumbnail drawing accurately, shift your focus to enlarging your thumbnail on a full sheet of drawing paper and, in the end, add cross-contour lines to the objects in your still life.


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
• Identify your eye level, leading edge, and converging angles in a small thumbnail before you begin to draw your final drawing.  (This will help your accuracy when making your larger drawing)

• Observe the boxes thinking of the negative shapes first and ask –how will you compose this subject? (This is your choice –you don’t have to include every item on the table however you must include an object in one-point perspective and an object in two-point perspective) MOVE AROUND IF YOU HAVE TO.

• Start your drawing thinking in terms of general to specific, first using 2H graphite (light lines) and work towards 3B graphite (darker “more confident” lines).

• Once you have established your scale, solidifying the composition on your paper, use your thumbnail drawing as a reference while observing the still life objects.


• Next add cross-contour lines to the objects in your final drawing, remember cross contour lines are used to show the form of your objects and your environment, think about how your using line, line quality, and line value to give your objects volume and create a greater sense of space.

• By the end of your drawing process you should have represented at least one object in one-point perspective and an object in two-point perspective and the illusion of these objects sitting on the table –YOU MUST INCLUDE THE TABLE. Additionally, you must represent cross-contour lines in your final drawing.


GENERAL QUESTIONS FOR GRADING:
• Were the basic instructions understood and followed?
• Does the work fail to meet, meet or exceed the basic requirements of the assignment?
• Were the proper materials used?


GRADING CRITERIA:
• Create the illusion of space (in accurate perspective) and illusion of form (cubes, boxes cylinders, on a table) using linear perspective theory and cross contour lines
• Use a range of values showing your progression of lighter lines to darker more confident lines (as definer of edges and complexity).
• Accuracy (scale, position, continuity of edge).
• Composition (balance in scale of shapes)(originality).

• Craftsmanship


DUE DATE: THURSDAY, OCT. 12th AT THE END OF CLASS.


thumbnail example #1


thumbnail example #2


Translation to larger drawing paper

Finished Drawing Example #1


Finished Drawing Example #2

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sketchbook Assignment 3: 5 one-point perspective line drawings & 5 two-point perspective line drawings Due: Thursday, Sept. 21st at the end of class


NOTE: this assignment was posted late yesterday, apologies for the oversight.  We will work on this today and you may turn it in at the end of class.




Subject(s):  Various size boxes. 

Linear perspective addresses how the shapes, edges, and size of objects change in appearance when seen at different positions relative to the observer.

Materials: Use a 2B (medium soft) drawing pencil with a very fine point and a piece of paper in your sketchbook.

Exercise 1:
Make (five) 1 point perspective line drawings varying your subject, eye level, and your fixed point of view.

Exercise 2:
Make (five) 2 point perspective line drawings varying your subject, eye level, and your fixed point of view.

Please show the location of your eye level, vanishing point(s), and the extended "dotted" lines of your boxes angles vanishing to the vanishing point(s).



1 POINT EXAMPLES






2 POINT EXAMPLES



Monday, September 4, 2017

PROJECT 1 ASSIGNMENT SHEET: PROPORTIONS / CONTOUR / CROSS CONTOUR: USING LINE TO DEFINE FORM




MATERIALS:
• Graphite Pencils (Full Range) • Full Sheet Drawing Paper
• Eraser • Ruler


SUBJECT MATTER:
• Still Life Objects (i.e.boxes, cylinders, spheres, etc.)


OVERVIEW PURPOSE: 
  • To expose students to the elements of art: line, shape, form, value, texture, space, and color.
  • To expose students to the art element line, the most fundamental element of art.   
  • To teach students the variations, quality, and uses of line as an element when communicating form.

GENERAL GOAL: Create a drawing in correct proportions and defining plastic form by using contour and cross-contour lines.


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
• Identify the objects you are drawing and decide which will fall within your picture plane.
• Observe the objects thinking of the negative shapes first and ask –how will you compose this subject?
• Start your drawing thinking in terms of general to specific, first using 2H graphite (light marks) and work towards 3B graphite (darker marks).
• Once the composition is set on your paper, start making marks to find and define the correct proportions of each object.
• Using a range of lines on your paper representing plastic form by using “contour” and “cross-contour” lines.
• By the end of your drawing process you should have represented the objects in correct proportions and with confident (defined) contour and cross contour lines.


GENERAL QUESTIONS FOR GRADING:
• Were the basic instructions understood and followed?
• Does the work fail to meet, meet or exceed the basic requirements of the assignment?
• Were the proper materials used?


GRADING CRITERIA:
• Create the illusion of form (in accurate proportions) using contour and cross-contour lines (i.e.boxes, cylinders, fabric, etc.).
• Use a range of lines (as definer of edges and complexity).
• Accuracy (scale, position, continuity of edge).
• Composition (balance in scale of shapes)(originality).
• Craftsmanship

Review:  What is line?  What is line quality?  What is the difference between cross contour lines and contour lines?  What are cross contour lines used for?


DUE DATE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 14TH AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.

Example #1

Example #2


Example #3

Example #4

Example #5


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sketchbook Assignment 2: Drawing from Observation (Proportions) 15 Proportion focused Drawings Due: Tuesday, September, 5th at the beginning of class

Locking in an object’s proportions is essential to your drawings ultimate success, though artists often rush the process and make mistakes.  The goal of this assignment is not to make beautiful contours, but instead to capture accurate dimensions. Visual measuring for proportions isn't just for angles.  When blocking in an observational sketch, the proportions can make or break your image.  For better results, start by using hand measurements Check out the video entitled 
Visual Measuring: Proportion in the link list on the right====>

Subject:15 household objects

Materials:
2B Pencil, drawing paper (from your drawing pad), eraser, simple objects for reference (i.e. coffee mug, remote control, ketchup bottle, fork, spoon, vase, etc.).
Basic Instructions:
Spend 10-15 mins. on each drawing.  Start by accurately measuring and diagraming each simple household object from direct observation and translate it on your paper.  

Once your satisfied with the overall proportions, lightly sketch in the general contours.

Example below:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sketchbook Assignment 1: 15 Contour Line Drawings Due: Thursday August, 31st at the beginning of class


This exercise should be used in drawing subjects of all sorts. Any objects may be used, although those which have been formed by nature or affected by long use will offer the greatest amount of variation, as a flower, a stone, a piece of fruit, or an old shoe. Draw yourself by looking in the mirror, your own hand or foot, a piece of material. It is the experience, not the subject that is important.

Contour Versus Outline. ‘Contour’ is commonly defined as ‘the outline of a figure or body,’ but for the purposes of this study we are making a definite, if perhaps arbitrary, distinction between ‘contour’ and ‘outline.’ We think of an outline as a diagram or silhouette, flat and two-dimensional. It is the sort of thing you make when you place your hand flat on a piece of paper and trace around the fingers with a pencil –you cannot even tell from the drawing whether the palm or the back of the hand faced downward. Contour has a three-dimensional quality; that is, it indicates the thickness as well as the length and width of the form it surrounds. We do not think of a line as a contour unless it follows the sense of touch, whereas an outline may follow the eye alone.

Materials: Use a 2B (medium soft) drawing pencil with a very fine point and a piece of paper in your sketchbook.

Exercise 1:
Spend 15-20 minutes (five) blind contour line drawing(s) of your hand in one fixed point of view.


Exercise 2:
Spend 30-45 minutes making (five) contour line drawings of one subject (your choice) in one fixed point of view.


Exercise 3:
Spend an hour making (five) cross-contour line drawings of a different subject (your choice) in one fixed point of view.

Contour- The line that defines the edges of an object or shape.


Contour Line Examples:





Cross-contour- A line that defines surface undulations between, or up to, the outermost edges of shapes or objects.



Cross Contour Line Examples:







Blind Contour Examples: