Drawing and Painting By: Shannon Hulings

Graphite Drawing of Object: Reflect on your knowlege of graphite by recording the highlights, shadows, and reflective light cast upon a sphere or simple object.

Thee graphite object drawing allowed me to get back into the mind of an artists. It helped remind me to combine shape, value and edges to make a recognizable object.

Charcoal Drawing of Spoon on Grey Paper: Expand your knowlege of value and material by using charcoal to create the illusion of a spoon. Allow the grey paper to show through your drawing and represent your mid-tones.

This project allowed me to practice a new medium in charcoal. It also helped me gain a farther understanding of value.

Colored Pencil Object Drawing: Add the variable of color to your knowlege of value. Observe and record the hue, value, and color intensity cast upon a simple colored object under a spotlight. Optional Challenge: Place the colored object within a differing colored corner of a box to record the colored reflective light cast upon both surfaces.

By working with color, I learned hues and values. I also learned how to mix colors to get a certain hue.
Reviewing composition allowed me to improve future pieces of art by adjusting the angel and position of the main object in the frame. This in turn, will allow me to convey my meaning more clearly to the viewer.

Emotional Interpretation Response: Observe the visual clues in the artworks and use them to decode your own emotional interpretation.

I feel lonely when I look at the three machines. They are colorful and completely full. There are no children gathered around the machines. It takes me back to my childhood.

Object Possessing Emotion: Create an image of an object in such a way that it feels like it possesses an emotion.

By making an inanimate object possess emotion, I learned how color and subject matter can impact meaning. I also got to practice using color pencils and graphite.

Ink Wash Image of a Significant Setting in Your Past: Utilize the ink wash technique to accurately replicate an image of a significant setting in your past.

I learned how to do ink wash. I also learned how water interacts with ink and paper, and how to deal with messing up.

PPF Layered Artwork: Thoughtfully combine three layers of meaning and imagery to create a strong composition with a united theme/idea.

Challenges: Everyone has at least one person that motivates him or her to do their best. For me that person has always been my sister Kaitlin. My first layer is of a fire tower in Cook’s Forest. At this location, my sister and I would challenge each other to get over our shared fear of heights and strive to make it to the top the the tower. The object of my future is a chemistry beaker which symbolizes my dream of majoring in chemistry forensics. My sister not only pushed me to overcome my fear of heights, but she also pushes me to achieve my dreams and ambitions.

The Memory Project: Create a realistic glaze painting of your chosen person by layering thin coats of each color on top of each other and in order from light to dark. Place the correct hue (color) in the correct place with the correct value and edge.

How to transform your color photograph into CMYK color layers

1. Download your file from our shared Google Drive folder

2. Open your image file in Photoshop

3. Print to the black and white printer. You will use this print as a contour line drawing reference.

4. Check: Image>Mode>CMYK

5. Look on “Layers” box on right

6. Double click on the layer labeled “background” and it also displays your image.

7. Click “OK” to rename it “layer 0” (this step unlocks the layer so we can adjust it)

8. Double click on “Layer 0”

9. In the box labeled “Advanced Blending”, play around with the check marks to add or subtract color layers. This will give you a feel for how much of each color layer exists to create the digital image.

10. Save listed color combinations on your student drive with the file name format provided in the example:

a. Only Yellow (file name: Wegner yellow)

b. Only Magenta (file name: Wegner magenta)

c. Only Cyan (file name: Wegner cyan)

d. Only Black (file name: Wegner black)

e. Yellow and Magenta (file name: Wegner ym)

f. Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan(file name: Wegner ymc)

g. Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, and Black (will look like original image) (file name: Wegner ymcb)

11. Check to make sure you have all 7 files saved on your FHS student drive.

12. Create a folder in your google drive titled, “Your last name.The Memory Project”

13. Upload all of your 7 files into your “Your last name.The Memory Project” folder in google drive

14. Share the file with wegnerb@fairviewschools.org and allow Mrs Wegner to edit the files

15. Wegner will print each file through our color printer and onto photo paper.

16. Download all of your 7 files into your camera roll on your ipad in case you like to paint from your ipad.

The memory project was a nice introduction to acrylic paint. The layering technique was useful. It helped me realize that there is more then one color in each section of our faces.
The art piece I selected is "My Gems" by William Harnett. I believe the artist painted objects that reflect who he is. The artwork is peaceful. The objects are relaxing as they are fun things to do like reading, writing or playing music. But some of the objects take talent to enjoy like playing the flute or writing. Overall the piece has a sense of calm and relaxation.

Artist Poster Transformation:A work of art is often a work in progress. It transforms many times before an artist deems it "finished". Some would argue a painting is never finished. For this assignment you will be challenged to transform an artist poster into something entirely new.

Problem to Solve: Change the composition and potential interpretation of an historical artwork by transforming a poster into the next version of itself. You must include hand mixed colors of paint, but you may also collage, print make, and/or use any other media of your choice.

"Alchemist table" :This piece was a transformation of "My Gems" by William Harnett. I transformed several objects in this image including making a wand, and chemistry flask out of different objects. I added a skull and different animals/creatures such as the frog, cat, pipe fox and monster under the table. I also whited out the music sheet and painted on a pentagram on that and on one of the books. I also added smoke coming from the vase. I added little flames to the candle and erased the stem so the candle thing is flying. This new version is no longer about the artist's hobbies but about creativity and using your imagination. This image is to be a portal to the imagination and fairytales of our younger selves.

The girls in this image remind me of the fey. This is because there are vines creeping around the room and the girls. It is almost as if the vines are wires and some unseen force is forcing the girls to dance against their will. This leads me to believe that the author is trying to convey how some beautiful things have a dark nature.

The artist poster assignment was a ton of fun. It was hard to know when you were finished or if you changed half the image. Each element added had to be significant so that it would change the meaning without covering up the whole piece.

Sip and Paint Party: Replicate a painting by Ryan O'Rouke to learn the general approach to landscape painting.

By copying an other artist, I learned several useful techniques. This art piece also helped lead into the pieces we did later. This art style also showed that you do not need to get every detail to make a beautiful art piece.

“Impressionistic Landscape from a Photograph”: Paint an impressionistic landscape painting from your self-taken photograph that holds value to you or someone close to you.

This landscape is of Avonia Beach in the winter. My family lives near this beach so we visit here often. We have lots of memories here including looking for beach glass, picnics, swimming and skipping stones.

This piece was difficult as it was totally different from my previous painting. The snow was a pain, but I feel accompanied looking back at it.

“Impressionistic “Plein Air” Landscape Painting": Paint an impressionistic “Plein Air” landscape painting inspired by the French Impressionists.

The area I choose is the opening to the Tiger Trail. I randomly selected this spot because the view was interesting. The bridge added the right amount of contrast for my liking. The hard part so the changing of the weather and the inability to decide how far I should boom in on the view.

As I stated in my artist statement, the challenge was not with the painting. The challenge was the different in weather and shading over the two days. The shade caused the colors to change. The other factor that was difficult was the inability to find the view and at what angle I wished to paint it at.

iPad Insert: Use the template paper provided to design an original "your name" artwork to be displayed in your ipad case.

My iPad expresses who I am. This assignment allowed me get creative with color. The assignment also had me thinking about how to use the whole space effectively.

Personal Logo: Design a personal mark, symbol, icon or logo which could be used in a resume, portfolio, business card, etc. Your design will have a black and white version and a multiple color version.

My personal logo had me think about what art style I wanted to represent me. This assignment also gave me a chance to express myself using simple symbols to say a lot about me.

Stencil Design: Transform an existing photograph into a stencil design.

Making a stencil focuses on the lines and shape of the subject . This allowed me to see how simple shapes and lines come together to form an image without dealing with different values.

White Drawing on Black Background: Our brain is so accustomed to making black marks on a white surface when we draw. We train ourselves to look for edges and place in the dark values. With this assignment I am challenging you to train your brain to record the light values and highlights of an object.

By using white on black, my brain had to focus on shade in the opposite way from normal. Instead of focusing on how dark the object is and the shadows, this assignment made you focus on the highlights.

Phobia Illustration: For this sketchbook assignment you will create an illustration that depicts a phobia. This can be a phobia that you may have already or one that you find interesting or different. How will you depict the phobia you have chosen? Check out the website phobialist.com for a list of phobias that will help generate some ideas. Aim to create an image that temporarily gives us the phobia chosen.

This sketchbook helped me learn more about prospective and how is can affect the feeling that the subject gives off. This assignment also had me working on hands.

Coming Together or Falling Apart: Design an image that communicates something, someone, or some idea coming together or falling apart.

This project allowed my to study and practice drawing hands. This project also enabled me to use symbolism to convey a story or a powerful meaning.

Tattoo For Teacher: Design a tattoo for a teacher. Use color. Write a paragraph explaining how the design reflects the teacher you chose.

This assignment allowed me to use symbols again, but this time the symbol represent a certain person not an idea. I also got to work on body shape and positioning.

Caricatures: Draw a full bodied colored caricature in motion. It must have distorted proportions and an expressive

This assignment allowed me to try different cartoon styles. This assignment also was a ton of fun.

Setting: Digitally Paint a setting of your choice in procreate. This setting will be combined with your caricature in a future assignment. Your setting can be inside, outside, nature, made, or inventive. Challenge yourself. I'm looking for a setting that goes beyond what you would draw in 4th grade. Create an artwork that shows elaboration in either detail, complex subject matter, believeable depth in space, perspective, or painting techniques.

This taught me how to effectively brake up a space in order to tell a story. I also got to use some new tools while working on this piece.

Color Thievery: Reproduce a new identifiable version of an image by stealing the color from each area of the source image and placing it on a new layer. Allow your personal artistic style to show through.

This assignment helped point out that there is a lot of color variation within a small plan of an image. Each surface has a large veriaty of colors though the variation is very subtle.

Props: Invest a minimum of an hour designing and creating images of props. Put them all on the same page with one video (easier for me to grade) or put them on different pages with multiple video uploads.

I used this opportunity to practice drawing serval objects that I don't normally draw. These objects include a cat and a chair. The angle of the cat was hard for me the do without it looking demented.

Narrative = Caricature(s) + Action(s) + Prop(s): Present a narrative to the viewer which goes beyond one picture plane. You must include a minimum of your caricature, setting, and prop(s).

Putting all these different seemingly random things together was a lot of fun. The story was completed. This also set me up to utilize the digital capabilities of Procreate. As I only had to draw certain things once and manipulated everything else.

Parameters Free: Visually invsetigate image making for a minimum of one hour.

This project was so much fun. It was cool to see everyone's different styles. It was also interesting to see where everyone's brain went when they were given free range.

Created By
Shannon Hulings


Created with images by InspiredImages - "pencils crayons colourful" • Robson# - "Colour wheel"

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