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Surrealism & White Pencil Drawings

Surreal Hands

8th Grade

We begin by discussing Dali's work as well as Magritte's style of painting. These artists paint in what we call the "Surrealist" style... dream-like visions where things are not what they seem... or items are put together in a totally different relationship than what we know to be real (a surreal world). Below we see two drawings by 8th graders who take the "hand" and create something entirely unique.

 

Surreal hand Surreal hand

By MattĀ 

By Adam

Surreal Feet

8th Grade

After discussing surrealism, students traced their foot with the help of a partner onto 12x18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm) white Drawing Paper.. They were asked to use their foot shape and turn it into something else altogether but still maintaining the shape of their foot. Here are two examples.

 

Surreal foot Surreal foot

By Wesley

By Teruyo

White Pencil Drawings

7th/8th Grade

This project is not as easy as it might look. The artist must transfer his thinking and observation to the negative instead of the positive as he is used to doing. In other words, the artist must think of drawing only the highlights instead of the darks. Depending on his success in this venture determines how realistic his artwork will become. All of these artists have accomplished this task. There is some real high-level thinking happening here.

 

Another lessons on IAD relating to black and white pencil drawings is Using Values in Cubism.

 

Black and white pencil drawing Black and white pencil drawing

Black and white pencil drawing

Black and white pencil drawing

Black and white pencil drawing Black and white pencil drawing

 

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