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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Perspective Drawings - Art 1&2

Example of lines receding into a vanishing point.
Example of 1pt perspective

Example of 2 pt perspective

Example of 2pt perspective landscape.

Art 1&2

Perspective Drawing assignment - Your project is to create a composition illustrating 1 point and 2 point perspectives. Your composition should depict a fantasy landscape. In this imaginary landscape you may have various shapes such as circles, squares, and other original shapes much like buildings. Your drawing must have these few items:

a horizon line, minimum 3 objects above the horizon line, minimum 3 objects below the horizon line, and minimum 2 objects directly in front of the horizon line.

Art 2 - art 2 students will have to create the same drawing as above PLUS a second drawing showing a minimum of 6 objects rendered in 3-point perspective.

All projects will be due before the Christmas break.

Color Scale and Value Study- Art 3

Art 3

Color Scale - Your homework since the last class has been to research different way to create a color scale. We reviewed a few traditional methods of creating color scales including a COLOR WHEEL. We also saw some very complex designs that appeared to be 3-dimensional.

Project: You will have to create a color chart and a value scale. I asked you to put together a few sketches of different color scale designs for your project. The only thing you are required to include are 3 primary colors (red,blue,yellow), 3 secondary colors (violet, orange, and green), and 6 tertiary (yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, yellow-orange).
The value scale will be a series of 12 one inch squares which show a smooth transition from black to white.
Both the color scale you select and the value study will be completed using tempura or acrylic paints. Be ready to start on Wednesday by having your color scale designs ready to show me. We will have these complete before the Christmas holidays.