Fundamentals of Art By: Tricia Westfall

Thematic Library Window Mural:

Problem to Solve- Collaborate to design a painted mural on the windows above the library. Your design will be based on the FSD annual theme and will positively influence the FSD community.

Interpretation of Mural Poster
Mind map of mural ideas
Planning sketch
Full mural panorama (Val not in photo)

Mural Artist Statement- "Beauty and the Beast" As a group, we tried to come up with ideas that could inspire those scared to speak up and are unsure of themselves to grow and help make the world a better place. After thinking and thinking and thinking, we decided to go with the theme of "Beauty and the Beast". By selecting this theme, we hope that our mural can influence people by showing them that one person can change another and the world positively. From bad to good or beast to man, everything can change for the better and by having the Belle change the Beast to a man, it proves that. From the start of the mural to the end of it, our group found all of the experience enjoyable, but if we had to pick something we enjoyed the most, that would be finally seeing our hard work paying off. In the end, we all enjoyed creating a theme to help inspire "Be the change". By: Tricia, Leah, Brittany, and Val

What I learned- While creating the Window Mural, I had learned that it takes time, thought, and planning. I also learned a little bit more about teamwork.

Drawing Lessons:

Pre-Assessment/ Base Line drawing of a flower, tiger, or an eye:

Problem to Solve- Create a reproduction of your chosen image (flower, tiger, or eye) by using graphite pencils on paper.

Base Line drawing of a flower

What I learned- While working on this drawing, I learned to use size and proportion when drawing the lines. I even learned a little bit about pencil shading.

Draw a Person:

Problem to solve- Draw a person and self assess what drawing level is evident

Drawing Stages handout
Right and Left Brain informational handout

Vase Face & Monster Vase Face:

Problem to Solve- Practice the drawing strategy of switching to right brain dominance while accurately drawing the reflection of the face.

What I learned- While drawing these vase faces drawings, I learned that it is hard to copy a same line or shape as what I originally drew.

Upside Down Drawing:

Problem to Solve- Allow your right brain thinking strategies to dominate while you accurately draw your chosen image upside down.

What I learned- Drawing this made me realize that it is kinda easy but also kinda hard to draw upside down. I had also never thought about drawing an image upside down.

Blind Contour & Contour Line Drawing of Hand:

Blind Contour Problem to Solve- Without looking at your paper, record all of the edges of your hand. Your goal is line specificity.

Contour Problem to Solve- Use the grid lines on the plexiglass view finer to help you replicate your contour line drawing of your hand. You are aiming for accurate proportions and line specificity.

What I learned- For the blind contour line drawing, I learned how hard it was to draw without looking at my paper. For the contour line drawing, I learned how it was hard to space out the lines to make the images look the same.

5 contour line drawings of objects from observation:

Problem to Solve- Increase your accuracy of proportion, foreshortening, overlapping, congruity, and specificity by practicing drawing contours of a minimum of 5 objects.

What I learned- I learned that it is not easy to draw an object from a visual perspective.

Blotted Contour Line Drawing:

Problem to Solve- Transform your most interesting and best contour line drawing into a blotted contour line drawing inspired by Andy Warhol's graphic design work.

Blotted Contour Line Drawing

What I learned- I learned that sometimes the ink would get too thick and would mess up the line a little bit.

Negative Space of a Ram:

Problem to Solve- Train your brain to observe and record the shapes and angles of the negative space with the intention it will increase the accuracy of the positive space.

What I learned- While drawing this I learned to make sure that my image and drawing were in line and the same shape and size.

Skeleton Drawing with Sharpie:

Skeleton Tracing on iPad-

Problem to Solve- Select a section of the skeleton that is just above your comfort challenge level and utilize the rule of thirds and touches 3 sides of your paper to create a dynamic composition.

Skeleton Drawing with Sharpie-

Problem to Solve- Apply your knowledge of right brain dominance, contour line techniques, negative space, and rule of thirds in order to draw a strong composition of the skeleton in proportion.

What I learned- It was hard to look back and forth between the skeleton and my paper to draw it.

1st Quarter Sketchbook Assignents:

iPad Insert

Problem to Solve- Use the template paper provided to design an original "your name" artwork to be displayed in your iPad case.

What I learned- It was hard trying to come up with a design to create my name with.

Exploration of Procreate Through Transforming a Selfie

Problem to Solve- Explore the Procreate app by transforming your selfie into a unique and visually interesting image.

What I learned- I learned it is hard to shade and smudge colors together and also the hair was a little hard to do.

Scale and Proportion

Problem to Solve- Create a conceptually meaningful composition by using Procreate to transform the SCALE of chosen object(s). The change in SCALE needs to change the meaning or story of the image.

What I learned- I learned how to scale and proportion the size of objects and put the world in my hands.

Negative Space: Active Transformation

Problem to Solve- Activate the negative space by transforming it into part of the positive space. Find your own unique way of solving this problem.

What I learned- I learned about the positive and negative spaces of a drawing

"O" Design

Problem to Solve- Invest an hour of "invest"igation into what you can transform this "O" design into while creating CONTRAST and BLANCE in your composition. I want to see how far you can push the design while maintaining the existence of the "O" form. What can you come up with? Surprise us all.

What I learned- not sure

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