In Class Work

Negative Space Drawing

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Negative Space Assessment
1. Technical Skills Justification:
I think I should have an exceeds on the technical skills because my four thumbnail sketches are complete and I have one drawing from each plant. I used circles for my pattern, which I thought worked out very well. Also, craftsmanship and presentation are both high quality. All of my shapes are very well drawn, and the final drawing is very tidy.
Creative Problem-Solving Skills Justification:
I think that a meets is what I deserve for my Creative Problem solving. My positive and negative space both work well together. They are both very interesting. The negative space pattern is relatively original and is applied constantly.
Why do artists make thumbnail sketches before starting a formal drawing? In what ways did it affect your work?
Thumbnail sketches help get your creative juices flowing and help you get an idea of what your drawing might look like. They affected my work because they helped me practice getting a good drawing before the final piece.
Why does it matter what pattern you choose for your background? How do different patterns affect the “look” of this project?
Patterns help to set the mood of the drawing. If the pattern is closer together, then it makes the drawing darker, if the pattern is farther away, it makes the drawing lighter.

Leaf Designs

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Free Choice
Leaf Design
1. Technical Skills Justification: Meets, I have very few smudges or pencil marks, and the craftsmanship is decent. Most of the directions were followed, except for my free choice has a couple of symbols. Paper is cut and glued well, with good attention to detail, especially on the free choice, where very small cuts had to be made. Very obvious mistake is a couple of glue marks.
2. Creative Problem-Solving Skills Justification: Meets. The three designs are created, and a unique design that shows positive and negative space. It does not do it in an outstanding and dynamic way. The designs are not exactly visually impacting. But, they still caught our interest.
Which of the four designs do you feel is the most successful in terms of using positive and negative space well? Please explain. I thing that the design I created for rhythm uses positive and negative space the best, because it uses the entire paper in a way that really make the picture feel like it is moving.
4. Which one of the four designs do you feel best communicates the assigned Principle of Art? Please explain. My rhythm design best communicates the assigned principles of art because it has both contrast, movement, and variety. The pattern in which I put the leaves makes the illusion that the design is moving. The white and black contrast nicely and every leaf is somewhat different for variety.



Value Collage Reasoning

1. Technical Skills: For a technical skills grade, I think that I deserve a Meets+. My Craftsmanship and presentation as a whole, are close to high quality. There are very few holes in between the paper pieces. Gluing and modge-podge hold the paper together very well. Image is mounted on a white tag board with care.

2. Creative Problem-solving Skills: For a Creative Problem-solving Skills grade, I think that I deserve a Meets the Standard. The shapes are well defined with different values. The collage represents the photograph and a relatively good likeness is achieved, aside from the some of the pieces used being on the medium to large size. Overall, the face appears three-dimensional.

Why might the exercise of breaking down a photograph into value shapes help when you are drawing? The process of breaking down a photograph into value shapes help me when I am drawing because it helps me look at the values of a figure more. It accentuated looking at different areas with different values, so that the picture would come out as realistic as possible, with the values giving it a three-dimensional look.

Color Vocab

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Primary Colors: Red, yellow, blue

redbuoy.pngThe Red Buoy. 1895. Oil on canvas
Paul Signac Primary Colors
Secondary Colors: Green, orange and purple

papalpalace.pngThe Papal Palace, Avignon. 1900. Oil on canvas Paul Signac Secondary Colors

Tertiary Colors: The outcome of mixed primary and secondary colors.

railway.pngThe Railway at Bois-Colombes. 1886. Oil on canvas
Paul Signac Tertiary Colors

Analogous Colors: Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

pearlblossom.pngPearblossom Highway, 11-18th April 1986. Photographic collage. David Hockney Analogous colors

Monochromatic Colors: Using only one color.

Picture_5_19-14-37.pngUnder A Northern Sky, 1992. Oil on linen Mark Wethli
Monochromatic colors

Complementary Colors: Colors that are opposite each other in the color spectrum.

Picture_8.pngMy Shanty, Lake George, 1922, Oil on canvas Georgia O'Keeffe
complementary colors

High Intensity: Bright and vibrant.

Picture_11.pngGate of an Adobe Church, 1929, Oil on canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe
High Intensity

Low Intensity: Less bright.

Ingraham_2.pngTrain Trestle, Brunswick, 2007, Oil on muslin on panel Tina Ingraham
Low intensity

Warm Colors: Red, orange, yellow

Piazzaditalia.pngGiorgio de Chirico. Piazza d'Italia. 1913. Oil on canvas.

Warm colors

Cool Colors: Blue, green, purple

torinaprintan.pngTorino printanière. 1914. Oil on canvas.
Giorgio de Chirico
cool colors

Final Still-Life Drawing


Sketchbook Assignments


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Household Tools

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Still Life


Still Life # 2


Color Meaning Collage


Painted Color Wheel