Fundamentalmentals of Art By: Trey chase

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.

Artist Statement: The name of our mural is Little Change Rebuilds. The mural is communicating that one person can start a change and people will join in and help. The Batman symbol is the one person starting the change helping fix the city and the little yellow people helped and joined in. Our favorite part of making the mural was the teamwork in making the message work. Our mural also shows that if you start a change in a small space, then it will spread. By: Jesse Verner, Trey Chase, Michael Kanarskiy, Daniel Rutkowski, and Ethan Corbin.

This thematic window mural taught me that thing make not go as well as you want, but it you put a little bit of work into it you can make it look a lot better then what it would without the effort.

"Drawing Lessons"

'Pre-Assessment/ Base Line Drawing"

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

When we started this I complained the whole time but I keep going and it looks pretty good.

"Draw a Person"

Problem to Sove: Draw a person and self assess what drawing level is evident.

Draw a Person" with Drawing Stages Handout (Bottom Right and Middle Right ) and Left Brain vs. Right Brain (Bottom Left and Top Right).

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.

I learned from this how to switch back and fourth from right brain to left brain.

Upside Down Drawing

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

From this I learned how confuse my left so instead of gudging it the whole time I can draw it without worrying how it looks.

Contour Line Drawing of a Hand and Blind Contour Line Drawing of a 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.

From this I learned that you don't need you left brain to make something but you actually just use it from gudging your work.

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.

From this I learned what to look for while drawing.

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.

During this I keep grabbing the wrong color for the background but it worked out to look better.

Negative Space of 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.

From this I learned to look for shapes while drawing to make it look better.

Skeleton Drawing

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 touchs 3 sides of your paper to create a dynamic composition.

I used my contour lines to put together this.

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.

For this I used everything I learned from drawing to put this together.

1st Quarter Sketchbook Assignments

IPad Insert

In this I literally had no idea what to do but it looks good.

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.

This assessment really helped me learn Procreate.

My Artful Image

Problem to solve:Design and create an image that uses visual movement to guide viewer’s attention to your emphasis of a chosen image.

This assessment helped me also with my Procreate skills.

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.

In this photo, I chose the city of Cleveland. Before LeBron James came back to Cleveland, all of the sports teams were terrible. When he came back, the city of Cleveland came back to life. Now we have a team to complete to be the best every year.

Reflection: I put my skills of using different and putting them together.

All Things That Flower

Problem to Solve: 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.

From the assessment I learned that flowers are not my thing.

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.

When I was making this I saw a lock and a reflection it looked like a heart, but I didn't want so regular heart so I though about a lightning bolt to make it look like a broken heart.

O design

Problem to Solve: 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.

This assessment I just got to make something cool with the o design.

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