Thematic Library Window MuraL
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.
Pre Assignment/ Base Line Drawing
Create a reproduction of your chosen image (flower, tiger, or eye) by using graphite pencils on paper.
I learned that drawing takes quite a bit of time to do, like coming up with what to draw, start with, and to finish the drawing.
Draw A Person
Draw a person and assess what drawing level is evident.
I believe my drawing is in the psuedorealistic level, because my person does not have fingers or wrinkles on his clothes and other details such as hair and body shape. There is much more for me to refine before this is a realistic style.
Vase/Face and Monster Vase/Face
Practice the drawing strategy of switching to right brain dominance while accurately drawing the reflection of the face.
In this activity I learned to switch between my right and left brain constantly as I draw, so that I may guess, check, and refine my artwork.
Upside Down Drawing
Allow your right brain thinking strategies to dominate while you accurately draw your chosen image upside down.
I furthered my knowledge of how to control when I use my right and left brain during drawing. I also learned more of how much I love making art, because this was truly enjoyable to me.
Blind Contour and Contour Line Drawing of Hand
Without looking at your paper, record all of the edges of your hand. Your goal is line specificity.
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.
In these activities I examined my hand more than I usually would and I actually learned something about my hand, but I also learned about placing verticals and horizontals to help me draw with more ease.
Five Contour Line Drawings of Objects from Observations
Increase your accuracy of proportion, foreshortening, overlapping, congruity, and specificity by practicing drawing contours of a minimum of 5 objects.
In this activity, I learned how to look at an object and analyze its different curves shapes and other aspects to help me draw.
Blotted Contour Line Drawing
Transform your most interesting and best contour line drawing into a blotted contour line drawing inspired by Andy Warhol's graphic design work.
Through this activity, I learned of a new way to make art through drawings, and I was inspired to buy a calligraphy set and learn that. I also learned a new technique to copy drawings.
Negative Space of a Ram
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.
During this assignment I furthered my skills of observing the shapes, lines, and angles of an image to create the outer contour lines of the image, this helps me to see the proportions of the drawing for when I create the inner contour lines.
Skeleton Tracing on iPad
Select a section of the skeleton that is just above your comfort challenge level and utilize the rule of thirds and touchs 3 sides of your paper to create a dynamic composition.
Use the template paper provided to design an original "your name" artwork to be displayed in your ipad case.
In this assignment, I learned about using creativity to problem solve, as well as how to express myself through my artwork.
Exploration of Procreate App Through Transforming A Selfie
Explore the Procreate app by transforming your selfie into a unique and visually interesting image.
Throughout this assignment I learned about and tested out all the different and helpful features of the Procreate app.
My Artful Image: Emphasis and Visual Movement
Design and create an image that uses visual movement to guide viewer’s attention to your emphasis of a chosen image.
While doing this assignment I tested out my newly acquired knowledge of visual movement to create emphasis on my own piece of artwork.
Scale and Proportion
Create a conceptually meaningful composition by using Procreate to transform the SCALE of chosen object(s).
While working on this project I learned about using scale and proportion to change the meaning of an artwork.
Everything That Flowers
Design a unique and creative composition relating to the theme, "All Things that Flower". Your artwork will be submitted into an art competition at the Tom Ridge Center.
During this project I used patterns to make a flower, I also practiced creativity to come up with the design.
Negative Space: Active Transformation
Activate the negative space by transforming it into part of the positive space. Find your own unique way of solving this problem.
In this activity we practiced our new skill of using negative space.
Invest an hour of “invest”igation into what you can transform this “O” design into while creating CONTRAST and BALANCE 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.
In this activity I used my newfound skills of contrast and balance to create an "O" out of and Oreo and a glass of milk.
First we segmented the photo using photoshop and the changed the photo to black and white.
After that, we played around with different color combinations within the segments so we could figure out what colored pencils we needed.
Finally we colored the image with a 2:1 ratio so we had to plan accordingly by using a grid and putting down contours.
As you can see, we practiced a multitude of strategies and skills used in art to make this piece, and it took a long time. I mostly learned, however, to take my time during the creation of an artwork.
Problem to Solve
Visually identify how the rules of perspective function in our every day environment by labeling the orthogonal lines, vanishing point, and horizon line.
Throughout these various activities we practiced using combinations of orthagonal lines, vanishing points, and horizon lines to create 3 dimensional figures. I basically learned these various vocab words and how to use them to create a unified image.
Geometric Object Value Drawing with Zinger
Problem to Solve
Apply your knowledge and skills of creating proportion, perspective, value range, hard edges, soft edges, and value gradations to create an illusion of a three-dimensional environment on a two-dimensional surface.
You as who?
Problem to Solve
Apply your knowledge and skills of drawing to create a realistic self-portrait of you imitating a chosen individual. You are in charge of choosing someone to imitate, preparing your props and facial expressions for the camera, and executing a unique artwork.
This was a very time consuming project, and my taking time definitely did not help. However through this assignment I learned that art isn't always going to be easy, and in fact, it will probably get harder as I learn more and become more skilled.
Problem to Solve:
Use the clues in this paragraph to help you draw your own interpretation of the story within one image/page.
While doing this sketchbook assignment I leaned how to draw out words or verbs. Additionally I practiced drawing motion.
Problem to Solve:
Create a dynamic composition by making the combination of that noun, verb, and adjective your emphasis.
Problem to Solve:
With whom, where, or with what do you feel most at "home"? Photomontage (artistically collage) at least 5 images of persons, places, or things which are reflections of your definition of your "home".
Through this activity, I learned how to do the art of photomontage so I could express the idea of what home is to me.