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Art 100 Assignments

1. Five Animals Skills Survey

Please read and fill out this survey. 

2. Drawing Bottles in Proportion 

Animal: Crane
Goal: To understand the underlying geometric forms that underly all objects
Problem: What basic geometric shapes can be used to represent symmetrical cylindrical and rectangular shaped bottles
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Constraints: Use horizontal and vertical principal lines to align your forms
Concepts: Siting, line quality, proportion, balance, symmetry
Materials: 18×24″
 paper, graphite pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate, symmetrical forms. 

3. Still Life

Animal: Crane
Goal: Draw a proportional, balanced still life composition that Builds on the skills of the previous assignment while adding value and shading to capture light and shadow.
Problem: How to balance positive and negative space to create a pleasing composition that has weight, solidity and volume.
Constraints: Use horizontal and vertical principal lines to align your forms
Concepts:
Aggregate shapes, value, proportion, balance, symmetry
Materials: 18×24″
 paper, graphite pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate, symmetrical forms. 

4. Platonic Solids: Dodecahedron

Animal: Crane, Praying Mantis, Dragon
Goal: Render a complex polyhedron using proportional drawing techniques
Problem: How to maintain proportion and scale when drawing an object with foreshortened sides. In addition combine color to create warm and cool contrasts where light and shadow interact
Constraints: You may not use a ruler to draw or render the form
Concepts:
Siting, planar gradients, warm and cool contrast
Materials: 18×24″
 paper, color pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate, symmetrical forms. You will also be evaluated on your ability to create warm highlights and cool shadows

6. Paper Airplane

Animal: Crane, Praying Mantis, Dragon
Goal: Create a complex composition using paper airplanes
Problem: Balance positive and negative space in a composition that contains at least two paper airplanes
Constraints: You may not use a ruler to draw or render the form
Concepts: Siting, planar gradients, warm and cool contrast
Materials: 18×24″ paper, color pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate, symmetrical forms. You will also be evaluated on your ability to create warm highlights and cool shadows

7. Skull/Boots

Animal: Crane, Praying Mantis, Dragon
Goal: Create a value drawing of a complex object under direct light
Problem: Use contour line to capture the outlines of a complex form. Balance positive and negative space in a pleasing composition. Render texture, light and shadow in a way that produces volumetric and proportional forms. 
Constraints: You may not use a ruler to draw or render the form
Concepts: Texture, contour,  value, chiaroscuro
Materials: 18×24″ paper, graphite pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate, symmetrical forms. You will also be evaluated on your ability to create realistic forms that exhibit weight, volume, proportion and textural qualities

8. One point Perspective Drawing of a Quad

Animal: Crane, Praying Mantis
Goal: Make a drawing of a building using 1 pt. perspective
Problem: Using only lines create 3D spatial depth on a 2D surface
Constraints: You may only use vertical , horizontal and diagonal lines
Concepts: Vanishing point, horizon, line weight, construction lines
Materials: 18×24″ paper, graphite pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate drawings using 1 pt. perspective with high attention to detail

Room in 1 Point Perspective

Animal: Crane, Praying Mantis, Dragon
Goal: Use your imagination to make a drawing of a room using 1 pt. perspective
Problem: Use the rules of perspective to give wings to your imagination
Constraints: You may only use vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines
Concepts: Vanishing point, horizon, line weight, construction lines
Materials: 18×24″ paper, graphite pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate drawings using 1 pt. perspective with high attention to detail

Final Assignment

TBD

 

 

Value Drawing
Goal: Distinguish the balance of light and dark in a still life object while developing an eye for the interplay of overlapping shadows.
Problem: Analyze a complex geometric surface and render light and shadow as accurately and naturalistically as possible.
Limits: You may only use two colors: black and white charcoal.
Concepts: Value, gradients, highlight, core shadow, cast shadow, reflected light, ambient light, shading, cloudy hands, grasp dragon's tail, proportion, siteing, Crane style
Materials: 18×24
Colored paper, black and white charcoal pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your ability to build a strong, detailed value drawing using good pencil work, the ability to capture shadows and highlights, the ability to create contrasting edges and to achieve an overall tonal consistency.


Floating Architectural Drawing
Goal: Make a value drawing of a futuristic world of structures and forms floating in gravity free space . Use the techniques of shading and linear perspective that you have learned in class.
Problem: Use 1 or 2 pt. perspective to create the illusion of depth. Add shading to create a sense of light and dark.
Concepts: perspective, horizon line, vanishing point, value, gradients, highlight, core shadow, cast shadow, reflected light, ambient light, shading, cloudy hands, grasp dragon's tail, proportion, siteing, vision,
Materials: 18×24
″ paper, black and white charcoal pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your ability to use linear perspective to create a visionary drawing of an alternative world. Each of the skills you have learned
Floating


Patterned Ink Drawing
Goal: Create a drawing that consists of nothing but patterns that spread across the entire surface of the drawing.
Problem: The object is to generate the image on the fly as you go.
Limits: You are not permitted to sketch out a design beforehand.
Concepts: Line, pattern, Snake style, unconscious mind, flow
Materials: 18×24
Strathmore paper, Sharpie pens, Micron pens
Evaluation:You will be evaluated on your ability to invent a variety of patterns in your drawing that flow organically and that fill the page with density.