Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wed. Mar. 2 VALUE : Miniatures

Students continued drawing in sketchbooks exploring value patterns and graphic positioning. Danielle Tait's drawing (top) exhibits a strong balance with the dark areas and cast shadows.  The circular compositions create some very interesting negative shapes when juxtaposed against the puzzle shape.
Katie Bart's drawing (bottom) exhibits strong fluid like qualities.  First, note the stacking of the values and textures beginning with the ground and moving up the composition to the hills and then the sky.  Secondly, the textural qualities in the dinosaur push the "eye" vertically while the contours of the dinosaur and the hills move the "eye" horizontally. In addition, the cropping of the head has allowed the negative areas to play a stronger role in the composition by enclosing the shapes.

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