Drawing III – 3033 – Figure Drawing
Final Critique: Friday, December 11, 2:45-4:45pm
Final Folio (Due at beginning of Final Critique)
3.1 Final 4-Day In-Class Drawing (Nov. 30 – Dec. 7)
3.2 Final Homework Assignment
3 Options for Final Homework Assignment
1. Do a large scale master study of a master painting or drawing on Arches or BFK Rives in charcoal. I will provide a handful of potential works to choose from on the blog: norrisartclass.blogspot.com. You may also seek out a different masterwork to recreate. If you do so, you MUST GET IT APPROVED before classes end on December 7th.
2. Create your own work using some of the language and/or methods of a living, contemporary artist as a starting point. Example 1: Choose as a starting point Kara Walker’s use of silhouettes to create a multi-figure narrative. Example 2: Choose as a starting point Paula Rego’s method of adorning models with props and costumes to suggest a character/narrative from a particular work of literature or drama. If you choose this option you will be creating your own composition, but using your chosen artist as a jumping off point. You MUST GET YOUR CHOSEN ARTIST APPROVED before classes end on December 7th. Large Scale: Arches, BFK Rives, or Craft. Talk to me if you have other ideas about materials.
3. Do a two figure composition in a setting. Include the majority (if not all) of both figures and draw them in an actual environment that you set up with models. Think of what kind of narrative or tension you might create when using two models rather than one. Large Scale: Arches, BFK Rives, or Craft. Talk to me if you have other ideas about materials.
Whichever option you choose, narrow down your ideas early on and get started as soon as possible. This and your final class drawing will be the most important drawings of the semester in terms of your grade. With the homework, really try to take what you’ve learned about the figure and apply it to something creative that genuinely interests you as a young artist.