Daily Archives: November 20, 2016

Observational Drawing / T-Day homework


(Njideka Akunyili Crosby painting above – check out this great video of her here)

OK – homework reminder and breakdown of your final project.

You have been given two words with conflicting meanings. This will be the “theme” of your final project.  Remember think about the 30 images you did – how do you assign an image to a description, feeling, mood? How can you use different types of mark-making to talk about rigid v. flimsy? Pristine v. grotesque?

Over the holidays – you will construct a still life that illustrates your two words.  Be creative (we looked at lots of good still life inspiration on Friday).  Construct the still life, light it and make 4 preparatory drawings on 8.5″x11″ paper.  These are sketches – but think about line,value,  weight, COMPOSITION.  You will then photograph these from an angle(s) that you would like to construct your drawing from. Email these pictures to Jason and I at foundations2016@gmail.com.  In the subject line please include your two words.

When we return from break Jason and I will have printed your images and you will start translating them to the 30″x40″ paper using your collage materials.  PLEASE gather and make more collage material – books, pictures, xeroxes, string, candy wrappers, whatever you can find and will work within your drawing.  And remember to think both about texture AND value.

Have wonderful Thanksgivings! Eat good food, sleep, make a still life.

Kat n Jason