3. Lines can be expressive and have their own emotional or psychological feelings associated.
4. Lines can be descriptive. Close observation of the world around us reveals remarkable shapes and outlines, some simple, some very complex. Good observation will translate into descriptive outline.
3 dimensional forms include added elements to give us knowledge about its 3 dimensional structures.
Basic 3D volumes include familiar geometric forms such as geometric
solids, cubes, cylinders, spheres, pyramids, and irregular masses which
combine several basic forms in some way. Biomorphic forms suggest natural
objects seen in nature.
ACTIVITIES FOR LESSON 2:
2. Make an abstract composition based upon lines of varying thickness, color and emotional character. Work with rhythms which occur as you repeat any line movement. This can be done with markers or color in any medium.
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Art Skills: Lesson 2
One of the most important skills in drawing is to let your eye and mind guide your hand. Your hand reacts to what the brain is telling it to do.
Shapes are formed by outlines, a shape is a two dimensional form, it may or may not be recognizable as a known form.
Review drawing the E-Z way
based upon light touch and free arm movement, working lightly at first, and not
being too rigid about how the outcome must look.
In earlier phases of our drawing we symbolize the subject rather than
expressing its descriptive edges, (contours). Good drawing is in part,
just learning to express more descriptive line features by looking more
Stylized or symbolic hill and more descriptive hills
Stylized or symbolized cloud and more descriptive version
ACTIVITIES FOR LESSON 2:
THE ART SKILL LESSONS (DEMOS) COVERED IN THE MINI - ART SERIES:
PRACTICE SHOULD GO ALONG WITH EACH LESSON
APPLY PRINCIPLES TO YOUR OWN ART EXPRESSION.
THESE SKILLS APPLY EASILY TO ALMOST ANY AGE OR CLASS LEVEL FROM AGE 10 UP
Lesson 1: Drawing the easy way. The difference between, compositions, studies and sketches. Thumbnail sketches. What are paradigms? Paradigms that apply to creativity. Three parts in any creative art project. Terms: line, space, shape, art media.
Lesson 2: Review E-Z drawing. Expressive lines, Descriptive lines, Shapes. 2 dimensional forms, 3 dimensional masses, shading, illumination. Using tone in drawing and sketching - Reminder: please have a small plastic container to use for wash drawings next week
Lesson 3: Exploring drawing 3 dimensional objects, What makes a form appear to be 3 dimensional? turning 2d into 3d forms. Interpreting common objects into 3 dimensional components, apply methods of shading
Lesson 4: Learning to show depth using, simple perspective. Size changes, Overlapping, Distant horizon, raising on picture plain. Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 5: Using the total space, Primary spatial breakup, Mapped spaces, Secondary stages of drawing, using the areas within shapes. Practice interpreting pictures as spatial areas. Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 6: Draw human faces, three views of face, cartoon and caricature styles Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 7: Drawing the human body, gesture, proportion, foreshortening, quick sketch methods. You will be a model for your partner and visa versa. Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 8: Compositions Interpreting themes with forms or symbols
Lesson 9: Adding detail to drawing, black and white and color, stylization and pattern