Fundamentals of Art By Ethan Corbin


Five Items from observation

This helped me to understand relationships and how to draw them.

Blotted line drawing

I learned how to make a drawing that I can reprint time after time

Upside Down Drawing

While drawing batman I learned that if I focus on the relationships of lines and the shapes lines make I can get a more accurate drawing.
The Eye
Here I learned that I need to work on my contour lines and shading as a start.

Hand drawing

During this assignment I learned that a grid can greatly benefit me as an artist.
Blind contour lines drawing
In this assignment I learned that I suck at draw without looking.

The skeleton drawing tracing

In the skeleton drawing I learn how important relationship between positive and negative space are.

Sketch Book Assignments

Sketchbook 1: iPad insert; make a cover for your iPad back

I just expressed myself and had fun during this assignment

Sketchbook 2: Visual movement; create an image with visual movement to empathize a point.

While creating this I got a better understanding of how to make things more focused by movement.

Sketchbook 3: Scale and proportion; use scale and proportion to create a conceptually meaningful image.

Here I learned to look at my everyday life differently

Sketchbook 4: All things that flower; create an image about something flowering.

During this I had to stretch the idea of all things that flowered and learned that sometimes stretching is ok as long as you get the message across.

Sketchbook 5: Negitive Space; use negitive space to create an image.

In this sketchbook I learned that by creating an image based on what is not there can be helpful and cool.

Sketchbook 6: O Design; create and image using the O given while keeping the same proportion.

In this fun filled assignment I learned that sometimes thinking outside of the box about a regular shape or object can make something more appealing.

Inspirational icon: Derek Jeter

Problem to solve: Pay homage to an inspirational icon of your choice by transforming a photograph into a segmented portrait with colored pencil.

Drawing Jeter taught me how to value map. This became very useful in the self portraits.
This project helped me further my knowledge on perspective.

Geometric Object Graphite 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.

This project helped me greatly with my self portrait. This taught me value placement and edges

You as who?

Drawing 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 project was a display of everything I have learned.
Social Comment for Public View: Pick a social cause that you feel strongly about and design an image to communicate your position on the issue. This is an opinion piece; it should express a view and try to persuade the audience (our class).
This didn't really learn anything. Just struggled with how to get my point across.

Bully ball: Use the clues in this paragraph to help you draw your own interpretation of the story within one image/page.

I learned that it is harder to be creative when given very specific guidelines.
Strange combos

Problem to Solve: Create a dynamic composition by making the combination of that noun, verb, and adjective your emphasis.

This project gave me a laugh. Didn't learn much though.

Cartoon portrait

Problem to Sove: Draw yourself as a cartoon character as if you were also in the TV show, movie, etc. Draw yourself in the same style as the animator did by repeating his/her visual schemas. (Example: Phineas has a triangle head, so draw your head in the shape of a triangle)

Road runner is the best. Although, this taught me nothing.

Home: With whom, where, or with what do you feel most at "home"?

In this project I learned my true definition of home.

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