David Hockney, Large Interior, 1984, Oil paint.Advanced Art homework drawing due Monday, November 7th. Make a drawing honoring our veterans. Use colored pencils, fill the page and include a background.
Our last drawing from observation project came in the shape of apples. This time the students had an apple on a white piece of paper on their desk to draw from and they had to show three-dimension through cast shadows, highlights and layering their colors.
Drawing what you see and drawing what you think you see are two completely different things and trying to get students to understand the difference takes time. We spent two weeks tackling the difference. We started with learning how to shade, practice drawing cylinders then they practiced and practiced and practiced until they finally completed their final pencil marshmallow drawing and their final white colored pencil marshmallow drawing.
Advanced Art warm up drawing due Monday, October 31st.
Alexandra Nechita, Forbidden Fruit, 1985, serigraphAdvanced Art homework drawing due Monday, October 31st. Draw Frankenstein and his bride or Count Dracula and his castle. Include a background, fill the page and use colored pencils.
Advanced Art warm up drawing due Monday, October 24th.
Henri Matisse, Snowflower, 1951, cut paperAdvanced Art homework drawing due Monday, October 24th. Draw a haunted house. Include a background, fill the page. Use either colored pencils or shade with a pencil.
Advanced Art warm up drawing due Monday, October 17th.
M.C. Escher, "Drawing Hands", 1948, pencil on paper.Advanced Art homework drawing due Monday, October 17th. Set up a simple still-life, including at least 3 objects, and draw what you see. Use colored pencils, fill the page and include a background.
After studying the color wheel extensively, students had to mix the colors on their color wheel using only the three primary colors (red, yellow & blue) using colored pencils.Next the students put together their very own color wheel dictionaries.Finally students made four contour drawing sketches of scissors, chose one for their final drawing and repeated it four times, overlapping it each time on their final 9x12" watercolor paper. Using watercolors, students mixed the colors wherever the shapes overlapped. Resulting in these wonderful studies.
Students have been drawing contour drawings for several days before they were allowed to start drawing their own backpack or book bag. After completing a side, front and back view of their backpack, they were allowed to start their final drawing. They had to draw a big, contour drawing of their backpack, filling the 12x18" paper. Once completed, they outlined their drawing with a black Sharpie marker. Next they "glued" down bleeding tissue paper to their drawing using a brush and water. They left it to dry overnight and the next day removed the tissue paper, revealing the color on their backpack.