Other Drawing Skills
 Figure Poses Class Room Models

Studio One:
BEGINNING DRAWING
DRAWING LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Drawing 1 & Drawing Advanced

SKETCHING & DRAWING
Drawing Project # 1

Skill Emphasis: Use viewfinder to select composition .
Drawing Medium: Graphite Pencil
Subject: Outdoor or Indoor selections.
Draw forms exactly as framed in your viewfinder.
Design Emphasis: Contrast close and distant objects. This means include both objects that are very close to you as well as objects that are a good distance away from you.
HINT: Near forms may "frame" the scene.
Include outlines to do basic breakup. Add details and tone.
Number of drawings: 1 or 2 in a class period.

Drawing Project # 2

Drawing Medium: Graphite Pencil

Skill Emphasis: Observation and seeing detail
Use Viewfinder: Select interesting natural view or object that has good detail. Detail consists of small patterns of line and shape.
Detail is what fills up larger areas of certain forms.
Detail can be decorative and patterned.
Number of drawings: 1 or 2 in a class period.

Drawing Project #3

Drawing Medium: Graphite Pencil

Observation Skills: Use Viewfinder: Locate a scene that emphasizes Vertical Pattern or Horizontal pattern. Vertical movements are lines that run up and down. Horizontal movements are lines that move side to side.
Design Concept: Rhythm from repetition of line movements:
Using Pattern and Vertical and Horizontal Rhythms Outdoor observation;
Develope your tones to bring out the white or black areas.
Number of drawings: 2 in a class period; one vertical composition the other will be a horizontal pattern design.

Drawing Project #4

Drawing Medium:
Colored Pencils
Subject Selection: Outdoor subjects: Viewfinders organize composition.
Technique - Skills: Shade and blend using multi colors to Find a picture with good color: Practice using several colors together in a blend.
Size of drawing: 9 x 12 use 1 inch border.
that will work for you, Use many colors to produce detail and tone with colored pencils.
Number of drawings: One or two finished drawings.

Drawing Project #4

Drawing Medium:
Drawing on Toned (gray or brown) paper.
The composition will have dark areas drawn with charcoal or other dark media. Highlight tones are drawn with a light color such as chalk or liquid white medium. The middle tone of the paper carries most of the tonality.
Subject Selection: Objects or display that is set up indoors.
Still life objects may include hardware, drapery, fruit, plant forms, food and other kinds of objects or materials; arrange and view.
Size of Drawing: 18x24 with a 1.5 inch border.
Time to complete: 2 class days

Drawing Project #5

Design from Still Life Setup

Set several objects in an interesting group. Select objects of different sizes and shapes and textures. Use a darker toned paper.
Drawing Medium: Draw outlines and dark shadow areas in a black marker. fill open areas with cray pas (oil pastels) These colors will appear vivid and bright on the dark back ground.
Size of designs: 12 x 16 inches with 1 inch border.
Number of drawings: Three or 4 or more complete designs, variations of the setup objects, in one week period. ( One a day. These are easy and fun sketches.)

Drawing Project #5 Self portrait.

Drawing Medium:
Drawing Toned Ground
Draw using interpretive approach. How do you want to portray yourself?
Use a mirror or an existing photo but feel free to use distortion or even an abstract approach to interpretation. Colors can be interpretive.
Size of drawing: 12 x 16 inches with 1 inch border.
Time to complete: 3class days

Drawing Project #6 Pencil & Water color fantasy.

Drawing Medium:
Begin to draw with graphite pencil. Add water color washes to complete the sketch. (Be sure to use enough water to make a flowing wash.)
Design Idea: 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 model
Size of drawing: 12 x 16 inches with 1 inch border.
Time to complete: 3class days

Drawing Project #7 Building a sense of form and 3d-ness.

Design Idea:
Your teacher will give you a drawing of an unusual shape. You will turn it into a 3d form. You will determine its 3d form and add tone to make it look shaded and solid.
Size of drawing: 12 x 16 inches with 1 inch border.
Drawing Medium: Markers and pastel colors to develop modeling.
Time to complete: 2 class days

See this page for the concept of 2D to 3D.

Drawing Project #8

Design Idea:
Draw a human figure in proportion:
Select a human figure that is in an interesting pose from a magazine source. Add an environment from a different picture that seems to compliment the original pose.
Drawing Medium: Mixed media. Choose two or three to use together.
Size of drawing: 12 x 16 inches with 1 inch border.

Drawing Project #9

Design Idea:
Draw an animal figure in proportion:
Add an interesting environment from a different picture.
Drawing Medium: Mixed media. Choose two or three to use together.
Size of drawing: 12 x 16 inches with 1 inch border.

Drawing Project #9
Drawing Pen and Ink
Design Idea: (Photo Source) Any Bird, Animal, or Insect Develop a technique of delicacy and detail of all parts, You may use small strokes or shapes for detail.
Drawing Medium: Use a fine pen line and draw as delicately as possible.
Size of drawing: 9 x 12 inches with 1 inch border.

Drawing Project #10

Design Idea:
Fantasy, play with scale.
Scale is the relative size of forms. Choose several forms. Things that are normally small make large, and visa-versa. Use your imagination! Keep subjects in some kind of environment.
Drawing Medium: mixed media, you choose 2 or 3 to combine

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