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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!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Homework - Due on Jan. 27th

ART 1&2 - Homework is to do ten (10) one-minute gesture drawings of your family members or friends. Just like you practiced in class, you should be able to draw the full figure in one minute or less, showing basic forms and positioning of the body. You should always keep your pencil moving while you are doing these sketches; don't pay attention to small details. FILL UP THE ENTIRE PAGE IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK. You should have 5 pages of sketches - one sketch on each side of the page. You may use the scribble method, using loose strokes or you may compose the figure out of basic shapes and forms (i.e. cylinders, squares, circles, etc.) PROPORTION is most important. Don't place a blimp-sized head on a tiny body...that's not what your model look like! Good luck

Art 3 - Homework involves completely drawing out your composition for the scratchboard on a sheet of paper at ACTUAL SIZE OF YOUR SCRATCHBOARD. Just a line drawing...no shading. Next, shade the entire back of your drawing (flip the drawing over to the blank side of the paper) with your pencil. Don't press so hard that you tear your paper, but the more shading the better. Now place the drawing on your scratchboard with the shaded side touching the black scratchboard surface. Tape the drawing to the board. Now trace over your drawing, pressing firmly. If you do this properly you will transfer the drawing to the scratchboard. When you are finished tracing everything, remove the paper and verify that you can see all the lines from your drawing on the scratchboard. You are now ready to start your scratching. DO NOT SCRATCH THE LINES OF THE DRAWING ON YOUR BOARD UNLESS THOSE LINES ARE WHITE IN YOUR PICTURE!!!! Scratch the different areas of your composition according to the appropriate values as seen in your photographs. The lines of the drawing are just guiding marks for your convenience. Good luck - Mr. KElley

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