Monthly Archives: January 2013

Photo 1 – Photo tests Due Tuesday 3/12

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Go to the following link and do all three study guides (multiple choice, fill in the blanks, true/false). Do until you get them all correct and email the results to sterrell@kirby.org

This week do  Chapter 7

http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_london_photo_9/68/17418/4459239.cw/index.html

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Art 3 Scratchboard – Due 2/7

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Before you start working on your project, preview the Russ McMullins scratchboard tutorial.

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and the video tutorial by Lars Erik Robinson

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view google images for scratchboard

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This artist is also an excellent reference:

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Comment on the method of looking at light rather than dark as you draw.  How does it alter the way you usually see and usually draw?  Also comment on what you are trying to show in your drawing.  Why did you choose the natural object that you did, what did you like about it, what are your aesthetic goals with this scratchboard drawing.

Art 1 – Audubon Birds & stylized birds – Due 2/4

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WATCH BOTH OF THE SHORT VIDEOS AND COMMENT ON

1)  3 INTERESTING BIOGRAPHICAL ASPECTS,

2) 3 INTERESTING AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF THE WORK (i.e. THE COMPOSITION, TEXTURE, COLOR, CONTRAST – THE FORMAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT),

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3) DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE BIRD PAINTING AND EXPLAIN WHY, CONSIDERING THE DETAILS OF THE SUBJECT, COMPOSITION, AND MOOD.

FOR THE SKETCHBOOK – SPEND AN HOUR DOING STYLIZED FANTASY BIRDS, INSPIRED BY THE LINK BELOW OR YOUR IMAGINATION.  DO NOT COPY.

Stylized Birds

Art 1 – Surreal Perspective – due 1/14

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With your next project in mind, to create your own surreal, dreamlike world through perspective, look at the 5 following links and comment on what  image interests you at each link. Comment on one image at each of the 5 sites and  for each make observations about: a) the technical aspects of making a surreal scene (interior, building, etc.) and, b) the emotional effect. (Note, the modern architecture at the last site is not surreal but some of the buildings are so unusual, they inspire the imagination. Comment on the technical feats and the resultant emotional effect.)

Surreal Interiors

Surreal Architecture

Flying Houses

Victor Enrich architectural images

Modern Architecture

For your sketchbook, spend an hour planning your surreal perspective drawing with a variety sketches, ideas, plans, and thumbnails.  Visually brainstorm so you can start your project in class on Monday.

The final drawing needs to show a building, exterior or interior, in perspective with a surrealist component, to create an emotional, imaginative, fantastical, or ridiculous effect. If your building is in one point perspective, you need to have something in the drawing showing 2 point perspective (i.e. floating mailbox or chair.)

Some standards for a surrealist effect: change of scale, context, change of physical characteristics.

The drawing will be finished with full shading in black and white and color, for expressive effect.