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Monday, October 12, 2009

1st Project Deadlines

Art 3 - Wildlife Projects
As we discussed last class, your wildlife projects are to be 9x12"and in colored pencil. I handed each of you a sheet of Bristol paper for you to use. REMEMBER: you must use a separate background image in your own design that is different from the background in your animal photograph unless you are using a photograph that you personally shot.
Steps :
1 - Sketch your selected photograph in your sketchbook. You will produce your final version on a 9x12" piece of Bristol paper so make your sketch as close to 9x12" as possible to save you from having to redraw it later to a larger scale.
2 - Flip your sketch over and cover the back with a layer of graphite. I would use a wood pencil for this, not a mechanical, and I would do all the shading with the side of the lead not the point. This will allow you to cover the back with graphite much faster.
3 - now place the sketch with your drawing side up over the Bristol paper. Make sure that you secure the sketch to the Bristol paper with a couple pieces of tape to prevent the sketch from moving on top of the Bristol paper.
4 - Now trace the lines of the original sketch, applying a little more pressure than normal. You may want to trace with a colored pencil so that you can see which areas of your sketch you have traced as you go. You should peel up the corner of your sketch periodically, being careful not to shift the sketch on the Bristol paper, and check to see if the graphite back is transferring the lines you are making with your colored pencil. If not, then use more pressure or you have not applied enough graphite to the back of your sketch and may have to re-shade the entire back and try to trace again.
  • After this you should have a perfect duplicate of your original sketch on your new Bristol paper. You may have to redraw a few marks to make them easier to see on the Bristol paper but otherwise you are ready to start coloring your composition.
All Projects DUE OCT. 21
PS - If you want to spend a few bucks to make this easier, you can purchase TRANSFER PAPER from Hobby Lobby in the drawing section. This is paper that has one side already coated in a layer of graphite. Simple place this paper with the graphite coated side touching the Bristol paper and then place your sketch face up on top of the transfer paper and begin tracing. Remember not to let your papers shift and move.
Please email me if you have more questions. Good luck - Mr. Kelley

1 comment:

♥Miss Missy♥ said...

mr. Kelly,

I know that I did not turn in my scratchboard today, but I thought I was going to see you and give it to you. Will I be able to give it to you next quarter, or something like that?