Warm ups will be drawing triangles that touch each other randomly. We will practice a texture using the "Cheek," (not the point but the side of the lead) of the pencil. First will be short curves then short dashes tightly together.
We will have a demonstration and illustration of the perspective of central vanishing point as in a road where the lines of the roadside come together at the horizon.
QUICK SKETCH CHALLENGE
We will sketch an idem in five minutes to loosen up. The idem this week is an old transistor radio.
We will draw a pair of binoculars, or a black bag. These are dark and drawing a dark image while getting dark values presents unique challenges that we will practice, including lifting highlights and pre-sketching the values in the picture.
IF TIME ALLOWS
We will draw a fantasy creature. It will be a military theme: a warrior elf or goblin or troll.
LONG TERM PROJECT TO BE DONE AT HOME:
We will begin a long term project: A self portrait, or portrait of a family member from a photo. We will start with several studies. This week do a study on a large sheet of paper (You may use your own discretion as to what is large) draw your face but do not use any lines. draw it only in shadows and shapes using different values of grey and black. bring your drawing to class for evaluation next week.
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