Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Project 4: POSITIVE / NEGATIVE SHAPE & COMPOSITION --DUE DATE: THURSDAY, November 3rd at the end of class

BEGINNING DRAWING ART 111-1 ASSIGNMENT SHEET
POSITIVE / NEGATIVE SHAPE & COMPOSITION DRAWING

MATERIALS:
• Eraser                                                • Vine Charcoal
• Compressed Charcoal                       • Charcoal Pencils
• Full Sheet (Drawing Paper)              • Ruler

SUBJECT MATTER:
• Stool, Plants, etc.

GENERAL GOAL: Create a charcoal drawing that is the illusion of a white stool and plants in black space.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
• Prepare your surface.

• Observe the stool thinking of the negative shapes first.

• Draw equivalents on your paper starting with the largest negative shapes first using your vine charcoal.

• Remember to start your drawing thinking in terms of general to specific.

• Once the composition is set on your paper, use your compressed charcoal to darken the background –solidifying the largest negative shapes.

• Remember; only use negative shapes to define the shape contours of the positive plastic form.

• By the end of your drawing process you should have represented a white stool and plant existing in a black ground.

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 (stool and plant).
• Use of negative shapes (as definer of edges and complexity).
• Accuracy (scale, position, continuity of edge).
• Composition (balance in scale of shapes)(originality).
• Craftsmanship


DUE DATE: THURSDAY, November 3rd at the end of class

EXAMPLES BELOW:

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SHAPES.  REMEMBER THE NEGATIVE SHAPE IS THE SPACE THAT SURROUNDS THE SUBJECT MATTER.


 EXAMPLE #1

  EXAMPLE #2

  EXAMPLE #3


Sketchbook Assignment 6: PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN - 7 DRAWINGS 1 OF EACH PRINCIPLE -DUE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 2016 (beginning of class)


Seven Principles of Art Organization


In visual art, there are basic principles that artists employ to aid in the creation of unique and dynamic imagery. These principles are often used in varying combinations to achieve differing results. In time, these principles become second nature and are employed in a nearly unconscious manner. They are:


Harmony: The pleasing quality achieved by different elements of a composition interacting to form a whole. Often accomplished through repetition of same/similar forms.


Variety: Differences achieved by opposing, contrasting, changing, elaborating or diversifying elements in a composition to add individualized interest. (*in contrast to harmony)


Balance: Sense of equilibrium achieved through implied weight, attention or attraction by manipulating visual elements within the composition.


Proportion: Comparative scale relationship between differing elements within a composition. For example: the size a hand in relation to a head.


Dominance: When certain elements are more important than others in a composition.

Movement: The directing of eye movement in a composition using varying elements.


Economy: Adjustment of the composition to the basic essentials for clarity of presentation, most often associated with abstraction.


Materials: sketchbook, graphite pencils or charcoal pencils


Purpose of project: This project is designed to familiarize you with the basic principles of visual organization. You should be able to describe these terms in comparison to one another and be able to locate them in different visual compositions. Throughout the rest of the semester we will be continually referring to these principles in critiques and one on one discussion of your work


Instructions:
In your sketchbook, create at least seven sketches that visually illustrate each of the seven principles of art organization. You may observe and draw from other “found” images you have located in your process of researching images that illustrate the seven principles of design.  ALSO YOU CAN GO TO THE BLOG AND REFERENCE THE IMAGES POSTED.

Each sketch can vary in size and dimension however, make sure the composition is at least 3” by 3”, MAKE A BOARDER DEFINING EACH DRAWINGS ORIENTATION.


Once completed, please print name, project title, and specify which principle of design you have drawn. For example: John Doe, Seven Principles of Design,  Balance.



DUE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 2016 (beginning of class)

Please review the Power Point lecture (Principles of Design).