Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Homework Due November 16/17

Finished-to-Unfinished: Self-portrait

  • Work from mirror
  • Line, gestural marks, limited value
  • Materials
    • Charcoal pencils, black conté, hard eraser, good-quality white paper (18"x24”)










Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Homework Due November 2/3

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"24”)






Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Homework Due October 26/27

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”)





Thursday, October 15, 2015

Homework Due October 19/20

Blind contour: Self-portrait

  • Draw 4 self-portraits in blind contour as we did in class.
  • 1 in charcoal pencil, 1 in graphite pencil, 1 in stick and ink, 1 in brush and ink.
  • Work from a mirror
  • Line only
  • Materials
    • Charcoal pencil, ink, pencil, sharpened stick, brush, 2 sheets of newsprint for dry material, 2 sheets of posterboard for ink







Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Homework Due October 5/6

Outside Assignment:
  • Ruler drawing: Portrait
  • Head in planes
  • Work from observation of a sitter
  • Reduce the head to a series of planes which clearly define the volume of the head as well as major features such as eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and hair
  • Include surrounding space
  • Line only
  • Materials
    • 2B, 4B, 6B charcoal pencils, yardstick, hard eraser, good-quality white paper (18”x24”)