Wednesday, April 28, 2010
(Below) James Conrad has also taken some liberties with his rendering of the space at Analy Hall. By arcing his converging lines, he has created a push back into the hall that creates a rolling sensation. It makes for a more animated sense of the space, as if we were moving through it. He has employed atmospheric perspective by giving more clarity and richness to the lines and tonalities of the objects in the foreground while lessening the intensity and allowing the shapes to fade as they recede into space. Both of these drawings are perfect examples of "Making Something Out of Nothing". In other words, their drawings are infinitely more interesting than the actual space they reference.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The drawing above by Alan DeMarche uses a combination of concepts. The space is rendered in One-Point Linear Perspective. He also uses the element of atmospheric perspective that diminishes details as they recede into space. The use of dark values also aids in pushing the space back as the lighter values in the foreground advance.
Monday, April 26, 2010
This assignment should be drawn on 18 x 24 in. paper in any medium.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
M/W class was dedicated to rendering self-portraits. Class began with some "Mass" drawings. If you recall from the beginning of the semester "Mass" drawings should emphasize a sense of weight and light by rendering the dark and light value patterns not details. The rest of class time was for working on portraits.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
M/W class began working on portraits. We started with a discussion on the proportions of the head accompanied by examples of portrait drawings by artists and students. After that the class paired up to draw each others portraits. Wednesday will be devoted to working on self-portraits.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Choose three to five small objects and make a drawing using a color scheme that is complementary to the mood or function of the objects. This may be done on white or black paper. The drawing should be at least 12 x 18 in. The class drawings below are all excellent examples.
Jonathan Florence's drawing of a Civil War cemetery is very well suited for its depiction on black paper. The rendering of white on black paper adds a ghostly effect that is very complementary to the subject matter. This is enhanced by the minimal use of color in the background trees.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Selections from the Tues./ Thurs. class.