Each of four categories is worth up to 25 points.
Category Scores (1-20 points)
Fulfilled all points of assignment
Used entire page
Page is well designed / interesting composition
Time and effort (1 & ½ hours) is evident in craftsmanship and detail.
Minus late deduction
Sum of above
This assignment covered the following dates: Sept. 26, 2011 - Jan. 11, 2012. All Drawings are from observation of real objects, furniture, people, etc.
1. Due Sept. 27-28 Fill the page with as many lines as you can.
Try to make as many types of lines as you can.
Repeat each type of line several times.
Try all types of lines: wavy, curly, jagged, dashes, fat, thin, etc.
Fill your page with as many lines as you can. Teacher: assign as color or B/W.
2. Due Sept. 27-28 Fill the page with groups of lines, which move together, changing direction with angles. Unlike the expressive, directional lines are very precise. Lines should all be the same thickness. These lines look as if they are bending and overlapping. This is not "free" like expressive lines) but calculated constant, and even.
Start anywhere on your paper. Move in a certain direction. stop and begin in a new direction
Keep lines in a group the same distance apart.
Try to go in every direction at least once
Teacher: Assign as color or B/W
Color or black & white
3. Due Oct. 4-5 Create a contour line drawing of the items in your pocket or purse. (I’m looking at composition – "activate the page")
4. Due Oct. 11-12 Draw a food scene using contour line. Have items leaving the page, overlap, make things large and small and color using a color triad. Use colored pencil and marker. Play with ways to apply the pencil and marker.
5. Due Oct. 18-19 Multiple drawings of the same object – in your house find an object that has interesting sides. Avoid anything flat or round (too
boring). Think of objects in the kitchen (can opener, egg beater) or tools (wrench, hammer) or instruments. Create a series of six different sketches of the one object from different points of view. Include some shading/highlight references.
6. Due Oct. 25-26 Enlarge something that is miniature (tiny, small). (section of a ballpoint pen, radio dial, coins, insect...)
7. Due Nov. 1-2 Drawing of a pet. (if you don’t have any pets, get a picture of any animal and tape it across from your drawing)
8. Due Nov. 8-9 Create a drawing of your dirty laundry. Think creative! Maybe the laundry is drawn hanging outside of the basket, or on the floor, or piled on a chair in the corner of your room. Since you are drawing fabric you will need to use value (shading)! ( I’m looking to see how you will problem solve for drawing different pieces of fabric)
9. Due Nov. 21-22 Draw two crumpled up pieces of paper and a ribbon. Shade using a minimum of five different values and use your eraser to create highlights. Create a great composition. Really look at what you are drawing.
10. Due Nov. 29-30 Draw your foot holding an object that you wouldn't expect to see between your toes. Use stippling and cross
hatching to shade the value. Make sure you really draw the details and not just what you think you see.
11. Due Dec. 6-7 Draw two (or more) people lounging (watching TV, playing video games, reading, chillin', etc.) with marker. Use your watercolor set to paint the scene with a high level of contrast and a warm or cool
color scheme. Make sure your people aren't floating around.
12. Due Dec. 13-14 Draw a grid with 8 spaces. Choose an object and in each space turn the object into something new. For example a potato peeler becomes a bride, a compass, a butterfly, a monster, a frog, a dancer, etc.
13. Due Dec. 20-21 Your free choice of subject you prefer including one you may have done previously.
14. Due Jan. 3-4 Use your imagination, Create a scene that could only take place in your wildest dreams. Mythical creatures such as dragons, sea serpents, and unicorns are also part of the fantasy world.
15. Due Jan 10-11 Artists have often explored the concept that animals or things look amusing performing actions restricted to human behavior. (Dog reading the newspaper at the breakfast table)