Friday, April 29, 2011
After the slide lecture, students made self-portraits in their medium of choice. Here is another incredibly expressive drawing from Alissa Griffin. Strong mark-making, large scale and dark values make for a very powerful self-portrait. Krishna Chaitanya's drawing (middle) exhibits strong volumes and expressive tonalities. The inclusion of the headphones adds a touch of the contemporary. Hollister Nadeau's drawing (bottom) presents you with a fairly typical frontal view. Yet the interesting element in the drawing is the negative space and how she has omitted her shoulders.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Rose Antaki's drawing (top) beautifully illustrates the use of warm and cool color combinations. Warm and cool colors work very much like light and dark values in that warm colors tend to advance and cool colors recede. Therefore, cool colors are generally placed in the shadows or receding planes.
Mario Mora's drawing (bottom) illustrates the use of complementary colors; orange and blue in this case. Complementary colors are situated directly across from one another on the color wheel. Although his drawing is unfinished, you can still see how complementary colors can enhance each other.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
|Hollister Nadeau's drawing is a composite of a dragonfly and sea gull feathers.|
|Kristen Sibbald's drawing is a composite of a toy zebra and a flower.|
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Avi Scheuenstuhl's drawing (middle) is a beautiful example of sharp line quality and rich gradations achieved through cross-hatching. And lastly, Charlie Sismore's drawing (bottom) employs wash techniques. Washes are produced by mixing incremental amounts of ink into water creating gray tonalities. The dripping blood is perfectly complemented by the smooth gray, washes.