Tuesday, February 15, 2011

1033 Drawing 1: Out of Town Assignments

Norris 1033
Drawing 1
Sketchbook Extravaganza

As you all know I will be out of town on Friday (18th) and Monday (21st). Therefore I am giving you some independent work to keep you in practice with our current investigations into line technique. You will have three separate sketchbook assignments that will be turned in for three separate grades.

SK2: a cluster of 4-5 objects, all touching, drawn with a single topographical grid in which a pattern of parallel vertical and horizontal cross-contour lines wrap around all the touching objects as if they were a single form. Use line variation to suggest light and shadow.

SK3: Using the same 4-5 objects, create a small still-life. Use hatching and cross-contour lines to suggest volume and light and shadow. Use line variation to suggest light and shadow in this one as well.

SK4: Albrecht Durer “Six Pillows” Master Study. Recreate this drawing as fully and precisely as you can. Try to recreate Durer’s line quality and informative use of hatching. If you need a guide to place the forms, you can create a light 1x1” grid on the hand-out and then recreate it on your page.

All in graphite, all the time. Sketchbook = graphite. Always. Use a variety of pencils and be thoughtful about your marks. Good luck!