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This blog is here for Cornerstone Christian Academy art students to use as a tutorial and troubleshooting site for the completion of their various yearly projects. Use this blog to find periodic updates and tips. Please leave comments: ask questions, comment on your progress, or leave helpful tips for your fellow classmates to read regarding a particular class project. Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New DEADLINES for Project 1

I have changed the deadline for all classes for the first project.

Art 1 & 2
Draw Montgomery Project due OCT. 28th!
We will be holding a critique on that day as well. Remember that I have instituted a NEW POLICY in Art 1&2: If you forget to bring your supplies to class (sketchbook, portfolio, current project, etc.) you will lose 2 points from your class average.
IMPORTANT: You may purchase an 8x10" scratchboard from Hobby Lobby or Baker's Art Supply to use for your final. These are much better quality than the paper I gave you. Just reprint your photo reference to 8x10" and color the back of it with graphite pencil so that you can trace the photo to the scratchboard. OR... just use your sketchbook sketch of your photo to trace onto the scratchboard. Email me or call me if you have any questions. Good luck.
Art 3
Wildlife Projects due OCT 28th.
Also, your vocabulary quiz will be on OCT 28th. (See vocabulary post below)
Remember to layer several colors over each other where possible on your drawings. The more color variety, the better! Don't forget to use your white color pencil to blend multiple colors into each other. Don't let your brain convince you that everything is just one color. In fact, I gamble to say that your set of color pencils doesn't have ONE color that is 100% accurate to your photo reference. One way to test this theory is to put the area you have just colored as close to the corresponding area in the photo as possible and look at the difference in color. Try it.
Everyone (AKA Mr. Newton) should be walking away from their art project every 10-15 minutes and looking at it from across the room. This will let you know if you have enough value contrast; if you don't then it will be difficult to see all the small elements of your subject matter and everything will appear to "blend" together. Also...NO SHARPIE MARKERS!!!! Good luck - Mr. Kelley

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