Monday, September 26, 2016

Project 3: LIGHT ON SPHERE --DUE DATE: THURSDAY, October 13TH (at the beginning of class)

BEGINNING DRAWING ART 111-1 ASSIGNMENT SHEET
RELATIONSHIP OF LIGHT TO PLASTIC FORM
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LIGHT ON SPHERE

MATERIALS:
• Graphite Pencils (Full Range)                       • Eraser
• ½ sheet of drawing paper                              • Ruler

SUBJECT MATTER:
• Sphere

GENERAL GOAL: Create a drawing that is the illusion of light defining plastic form.  Understand and locate the seven aspects of light to help create this illusion.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
• Allow the primary light source to (clamp light) to be the spot.

• Allow the secondary light source to be the ambient light.  Observe the sphere thinking of the negative shapes first when deciding how to compose the 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, use your full range of graphite pencils to make a series of value transitions from light to dark.

• Using a range of values make shapes on your paper representing plastic form by using “open and closed form”, “gradient transitions”, and the “language of light”.

• By the end of your drawing process you should have represented the sphere integrating into an illusion of space and light.

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 and illusion of form (sphere).
Full range of values using hatched and cross hatched lines as definer of edges and complexity (rather than using smudged graphite).
• Accuracy (scale, position, continuity of edge).
• Composition (balance in scale of shapes)(originality).
• Craftsmanship


DUE DATE: THURSDAY, October 13TH (at the beginning of class)





Generic computer generated "light to form" illustration highlighting the phenomenon of light effecting a sphere.



Example of a Beginning Students drawing of light affecting form. 

Note the transitions of value and how the student created the illusion of light effecting form by using the techniques of hatching and cross hatching while building the appropriate values.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sketchbook Assignment 5: VALUE Due: Tuesday September, 27th at the beginning of class

Sketchbook Assignment 5:  Value (Local Value, Step and Gradient Transitions).

This Sketchbook assignment was introduced in class on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.

Part 1: Using your graphite pencils record the pencils local value by crosshatching a controlled rectangular shape on a sheet of paper in your sketchbook.  Assign a value for each pencil to complete Part 1.  USE THE EXAMPLE BELOW AS YOUR GUIDE.

 





Part 2: Create 2 drawings:
1) STEP transition rectangles
Step Transition -a recognizable and orderly step between values

2) GRADIENT transition rectangles   
Gradient Transition - a seamless transition between values

For this exercise create a 7 step transition rectangle AND a gradient transition rectangle directly underneath using a range of 6B (darkest) through HB (lightest) pencils.

First, mark out seven, 1 inch-wide boxes and fill in the first box with your darkest value. **SEE EXAMPLE DIRECTLY BELOW** 


Second, fill in the 2nd box with your second darkest value. **SEE EXAMPLE DIRECTLY BELOW** 

Third, fill in the 3rd box with your third darkest value. **SEE EXAMPLE DIRECTLY BELOW** 

 Fourth, fill in the 4th box with middle gray value. **SEE EXAMPLE DIRECTLY BELOW** 

Next, Lightest Value

Next, Lightest Value





In the end, your drawings should look close to THE EXAMPLES DIRECTLY BELOW** 


Note the Gradient Transition Directly Below the Step Transition Drawing 

PERSPECTIVE QUIZ REVIEW 9/27/16 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, September 27th 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.


Monday, September 12, 2016

PROJECT 2 ASSIGNMENT SHEET 1 AND 2 POINT PERSPECTIVE CUBE(S), RECTANGLE(S), AND OR CYLINDER



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

SUBJECT MATTER:
• Styrofoam Cube, Boxes, Cylinders, and Table

GENERAL GOAL: Create a drawing in correct perspective and capture the illusion of all the objects (in correct perspective) sitting on a table. Understand and locate the correct perspective in a thumbnail drawing to help create this illusion.

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.
• 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.

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).
• 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, SEPT. 22nd AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sketchbook Assignment 4: Choose 1 of the 5 one-point perspective thumbnails and draw a larger version & Choose 1 of the two-point perspective thumbnail and draw a larger version Due: Tuesday Sept, 13th at the beginning of class

Assignment 4 continues our understanding of 1 and two point perspective drawing and using a thumbnail as a reference to make a larger drawing.


In your sketchbook draw 5 thumbnail drawings of 1 point perspective (each thumbnail should be in different positions relative to 'you' the observer). Make sure to include the eye level, vanishing point(s), and the extended "dotted" lines of your boxes angles vanishing to the vanishing point(s) in each drawing. Choose one thumbnail drawing and draw a larger version (at least 3 times the size) directly below the thumbnail ***Use the small thumbnail as a reference (without the eye level and vanishing points). An example is below.





Next, make 5 thumbnail drawings of 2 point perspective. (each thumbnail should be in different positions relative to 'you' the observer). Don't forget to include the vanishing point(s), and the extended "dotted" lines of your boxes angles vanishing to the vanishing point(s) in each drawing.  Choose one thumbnail drawing and draw a larger version (at least 3 times the size) directly below the thumbnail ***Use the small thumbnail as a reference (without the eye level and vanishing points). An example is below.

  An example of 2 point perspective is below.