Materials: One 18"x24" sheet of newsprint paper, 2B, 4B, & 6B drawing pencils, ruler, eraser.
1. Divide paper into at least eight horizontal bands that fill the page. Fill each band with vertical lines that explore different line weights and methods of drawing. Don't try to draw objects or things. Consider weight, speed, and positive/negative relationships. Lines can touch but not cross. Consider the paintings of Barnett Newman (although you will not be using color and I expect to see more lines per band than many of his paintings have).
Here are some good examples from past students who completed this assignment:
2. Create a pocket inside the back cover of your sketchbook (staple or tape a piece of cardboard). Place syllabus in that pocket (this should be done as soon as you have a sketchbook, but I won't look for it until midterm):