Graphite Drawing Controlling the light and dark in a drawing or painting enabling you to create 3-dimensional images takes practice. Using the small flashlights and digital cameras compose 10-15 images using the still life objects provided. An assortment of your images will be printed out.
Tape all four edges of a sheet of drawing paper down on to a large drawing board. The tape “frame” needs to be even and straight all the way around your sheet of paper. Apply a small (1 T.) of powdered graphite on to your paper. Smooth it evenly over the entire sheet of paper. This gives you your mid-tones. Using an eraser remove the whites and lighter values. Re-apply graphite as needed. Clean your eraser at the end of class daily. Using a 4B and 6B drawing pencil complete the darker values. To create a drawing that is not flat and has depth it is very important to repeatedly go back forth removing graphite with the eraser – adding shading with graphite repeatedly ( as the paper allows). It brings a depth to the drawing.
Grading rubric – completion of large drawing using graphite, 4B and 6B pencils and eraser. Evidence of working the values to create depth. Composition needs to be challenging and carry the eye throughout. Due May 2.
Watercolor Pencil painting Using the small flashlights and digital cameras compose 10-15 images using the still life objects provided. An assortment of your images will be printed out to work from.Using watercolor (WC) paper and watercolor pencils, complete two drawing/paintings based on images printed out.
Explore the WC pencils on WC paper before completing this assignment.
Draw a 3-dimensional open “lite” cardboard box. Be sure to include the shadows across the table. Tape all four edges of a sheet of WC paper down on to a large drawing board. The tape “frame” needs to be even and straight all the way around your sheet of paper. Review 1 and 2-pt perspective with Instructor’s lecture. Still life provided – Draw two boxes (at an angle) allowing clarification of two sides, shadows between and four flaps (at differing angles) off of the top. The entire sheet needs to be considered for values of gray, foreground/background and contrast and shadow.
Grading rubric – completion of WC pencil drawing of two open cardboard boxes (at an angle). Contrast, shadow, accurate drawing/painting of values on each face of box. Due May