How to start a new picture

1. SELECT YOUR SUBJECT

Will you interpret the subject abstractly, semi-abstractly or realistically?
Will you interpret the subject as flat 2dimensional space or 3dimensional space?
Will the source of your subject be imagined, remembered, copied, drawn using a photo source?

2. DECIDE ON THE MATERIALS; KIND, SIZE AND COLOR OF PAPER

Does your idea fit a small or large size image space?
Will you work on a paper surface?
What color and texture of surface will work best?
Does your picture require a special paper?

3. THINK AND Imagine THE OBJECTS IN SPACE
(composition)


Imagine the position of the primary objects. (avoid emphasizing the center)
How can you achieve rhythm, and repetition?
What can be a color or tone effect that can be repeated for harmony?
Think about what kinds of contrasts you can have: Sizes? Shapes? Colors? Tones?
4. DEVELOP THE IMAGES

Develop secondary areas; details inside of the main objects or forms
Develop a sense of modeling (shading) to make objects look 3 dimensional
Develop light and shadow if you wish to portray illumination
Correct mistakes if they detract, or cleverly, make mistakes appear to be intentional
Try to leave the work feeling "finished." There should be no annoying parts that seem to say, "Please fix me."

 

2007

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3 Challenges of The Creative Process

Art?? Why Art in School


Art Graduation and Achievement Projects


Art Skills Map forTeachers

Art Skills, Skills for Art Proficiency

3 Challenges of The Creative Process

7, 8 Art Class Assignments


Art Links to some Great Art on Net

 Artsmart Know things


Artwork by Students


Art Ideas -Concepts to Aid Creativity

Basics of Composition Organization in Art

Beginning A Picture, Checklist

Class 7, design, " breakup"

Clay Projects EZ
Additional Clay Designs slab and coil

Cropping, finding a Picture Inside a Picture


 Detail: 
Little Things Make Interesting Pictures 


 Discovery &  Invention things which enhance creativity

Drawing Assignments, 


Fantasy & Imagination, Exercises 

General Info for New Students

How to Transform 2d to 3d


How to look at Art 


Developing Ideas for Art
Ideas that follow Themes

Idea Development in Art

Index of Design Lessons


Judging  Good Art?

Learning to Look at Art, Part one
Learning to Look at Art, Part Two

 Painting and Color  Assignments


Picture Analysis

Pinkmeister's Demo 


Pinkmeister's Art Links

Students at Work or - -


Themes Styles






2009