Thursday, April 19, 2018

Homework Due April 24

Controlled Contour: Self-portrait

  • Work from mirror
  • Finished-to-Unfinished
  • Line, gestural marks, and limited value
  • Create a focal point or compositional pathway
  • Materials
    • Charcoal pencils, black conté, hard eraser, good-quality white paper (18”x24” – provided by faculty)











Thursday, April 5, 2018

Homework Due April 10

Exterior with Objects
  • Work from an outdoor view with objects defining the space
  • Examples: a parking lot with vehicles, a fenced-in patio with furniture, a sidewalk with parking meters, etc.
  •  Use free hand perspective and line variation to heighten the illusion of three dimensions and the deeper space of exterior vs. still life
  • Line only
  • Materials
    •  2B, 4B, & 6B graphite pencils or charcoal pencils, hard eraser, good-quality white paper (18"x24”)






Thursday, March 29, 2018

Homework Due April 5

Paper Loops and Curls

  • Cut out at least 2 strips of drawing paper approximately 2”x24”
  • Attach strips to an non-patterned wall and light them
  • Draw from this still life 4 times from different angles
  • Emphasize line variation to heighten the illusion of three dimensional space
  • Line only
  • Materials
    • Charcoal pencil, hard eraser, 4 sheets of newsprint (18”x24”)










In-Class Examples of Drawing Unfinished-to-Finished