9 WEEK MINI COURSE

Learn Art Skills Lesson 5
Break Up into Picture Space
Spatial Zones

Pinkmeister's approach to art is to choose the easiest way to produce any effect                             Begin drawing lightly and freely                      Use the simplest tool or method for the effect you desire                      Unlock your creativity by allowing your ideas to be free of pre conceived limitations;            

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Art Knowledge: Lesson 5 _ Breaking Up Picture Spaces - - Good pictures recognize and use the entire picture space to make a COMPOSITION.

Drawing or painting pictures does not
have to be complicated. In many picture s the entire composition may have only a dozen or fewer major areas. I call these areas the primary break up of the picture.

If you study photos or paintings by good artists you find the picture content is usually quite simple. But we have a tendency to get so distracted by the details (color, textures and tones)  we are put off and think the images more
complicated than they actually are.

Your knowledge of descriptive lines will bring out the character and the outlines of the areas (forms) that you are observing. Interesting outlines will make your picture come alive visually and impress people of your observation skills.

*Proportions have to do with the size of one object or space as compared to another.
HINT: If you mentally sub-divide your picture frame into quarters it is easier to determine general size and placement of forms.

           

Here are some pictures which contain very simple area break up. They can be interpreted with a dozen or less spacial zones.


Most beginning artists look at a scene and notice the details first. This usually causes panic. But do not despair, the solution in the E-Z drawing method is to notice the areas first that divide the picture space into regions.



ACTIVITIES FOR THIS LESSON
1.Use a viewfinder
Click to print a viewfind to cut out
Create a grouping of common objects (Still Life)
You can choose fruits, flowers, vegetables, tools, any kind of common objects.
2. Interpret a picture or an outdoor scene
Sketch out the main area break up of an outdoor scene using your viewfinder again to make a selection.

Find a photo that has interesting picture content, interesting subject and grouping, sketch out the area break up (map) of the photo.

Art Skills: Lesson 5
SKILLS TO WORK ON IN THIS LESSON:
Continue drawing the E-Z way to produce straight and curves Applying tone (gradations light to dark) brush tonal shading using dry medium (chalk, pastel)
Recognizing areas and picture space
, Recognizing kinds of picture space, flat 2 dimensional, shallow 3 dimensional, and deep 3 dimensional space.   
Using a viewfinder to form your own compositions.
Composing a picture using the entire space

These two Picasso compositions reveal a design where the forms are flat in appearance. The picture areas join edge to edge like a map where each state adjoins another


ACTIVITIES FOR LESSON 5
Use a viewfinder made from paper or a camera viewfinder. Use your viewfinder to position objects. Use your pencil to draw the primary breakup that you see within your viewfinder. You can try finishing the pictures by using watermarkers to redraw the ourlinwa of the spaces. Within the primary areas, Add detail, or add textures (using a marker) or or add areas of solid *contrasting colors inside each space. Contrasting means not the same color as the outline color.

 

 

 

Places to see the work of great artists.

Where to find Pinkmeister's art resource web sites:
On these web sites you will find dozens of art and design lessons.
http://www.friendlyarts.net/Asdo/
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http://www.friendlyarts.net/Wheaton/


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 EZ 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 spacial breakup, Mapped spaces, Secondary stages of drawing, using the areas within shapes. Practice interpreting pictures as spacial 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
: Drawing with detail, color or black and white, add pattern, stylizing detail