Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MON. 2/6 PROPORTIONS: Organizing the Picture Plane

Alisha Ascencio
Class began with a brief lecture on the work and technique of Alberto Giacometti. His drawing technique clearly illustrates the connections required to render accurate proportions. We also discussed the importance of locating the ideal solids within everyday objects.  Notice the spherical shape in the base of the object above. Attached is a cylinder and lastly the handle and spout. Locating the ideal solids will make a more volumetric drawing structurally and aid in the placement of values. Also note in the drawing above the "reductive" technique of creating white lines and highlights with the eraser. The addition of atmospheric marks in the negative areas adds a sense of place allowing the object to settle into the space.

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