HERE ARE A SERIES OF DRAWING CHALLENGES YOU CAN TRY IF YOU
WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVE APPROACHES TO BOTH SKILL AND SUBJECT
MATTER IN YOUR SKETCH BOOK
SKETCHING OR DRAWING ASSIGNMENTS
INCLUDES THE FIVE POINTS LISTED BELOW.
Project # Media
Selection or Focus Hints:
Techniques or Creative Hints that will help you
make more interesting drawings.
Drawing Graphite Pencil Observation Skills: Design
Skill: Showing Spacial depth Outdoor observation;
Use 'Viewfinder'- Include objects from close to
distant; use near forms to frame scene Include outlines
to do basic breakup. Add details and tone. Show
light and shadow shades
Graphite Pencil Observation Skills: Using Detail
Outdoor observation; Use 'Viewfinder'- Find a single
interesting natural object. Draw it in detail Be
careful about the size and position of the object.
Try to make shadows dark enough in tone.
Graphite Pencil Observation Skills: Using Pattern
or Rhythm Outdoor observation; Use 'Viewfinder'-
Locate objects which create a Vertical Pattern or
Horizontal pattern Simplify to either white or black
areas. This assignment will help you to learn about
repetition of movements (line directions). This
will result in a composition having a strong, rhythmic
Color Pencils, but limit yourself to only 4 colors.
You will also practice Observation Skills
& consider Spacing and Placement. Divide
your page into Quarters, Place one interesting natural
form in each frame; Each frame will use two of the
4 colors; Creative Hint: one or more parts
of the object passes outside of frame.
Soft or 'B' Graphite Pencil, Observation Skills,
Copy a photo of a complete human figure - Select
an interesting pose. Instead of first drawing
an outline and filling in tone, use tone to build
the figure as you fill all areas.- - Do not draw
outlines first. Make your total drawing no smaller
than 9x12 page size.
Drawing Use Color Pencils Observation Skills: Using
multiple colors to shade and blend Find a picture
with good color: Reproduce the picture in a size
that will work for you, Use
many colors to produce detail and tone with
colored pencils. (color
surprise and color admixtures)
Drawing Toned Ground Drawing Observation Skills
from Still Life Setup Set several objects in an
interesting group. Select objects of different sizes
and shapes and textures. Use a medium tone paper.
Brown, gray or blue. Then use a dark color and a
light color for shadows and highlights
8 Drawing Toned Ground Drawing Observation Skills,
Drawing from your own picture. Use medium toned
paper, Break down the face and features into zones
of shade. !! I will supply each of you with a digitized
image that I will prepare of you after our 'photo
9 Drawing Graphite Pencil Fantasy Invention Invent
a strange or unusual place or environment. Place
forms within this environment You may select elements
from photos and juxtapose (rearrange) on a paste-up
10 Drawing with Charcoa,l Abstract 3D Forms, Explore
interesting structures that are 3D inventions, these
need not represent a real thing Work with Blended
Charcoal Techniques. Try to produce shades from
Light to Dark. Think of a light source (direction
11 Drawing Charcoal Observation Skills, Figure Drawing
each other Lightly Sketch the Pose in pencil and
finish it with Charcoal Shading and Blending to
build the sense of light and mass
12 Drawing Details Pen and Ink, Or gel pens on dark
toned paper. Observation Skills Any Bird, Animal,
or Insect Develop a technique of delicacy and detail
of all parts, You may use stylization, small
strokes or shapes for detail.
13 Drawing Drawing With Fine Brush, Expressive
Colored Line Use real subjects rather than Abstractions.
Places, Persons or Things Draw Outline and Detail
with a Fine Brush. Feature Line as bright colored
strokes. Expressive color is not necessarily natural
or realistic but is highly expressive.
See Vincent Van Gogh.
14 Drawing Mixed Technique Any Imaginary Subject
Fantasy Combine Several methods but keep it simple
CAN BE DONE IN ONE CLASS PERIOD
(A FEW MINUTES TIME ):
A FEW WILL REQUIRE MORE TIME