Art Knowledge: Lesson 5 _ Breaking Up Picture
When you study photos or paintings by artists you find the picture content is usually quite simple. But, we get so distracted by the details (color, textures and tones) within the primary areas, and we are put off and think the images more than we can do easily.
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.
Here are some pictures which contain very simple area break up. They can be interpreted with a dozen or less spacial zones.
Art Skills: Lesson 5
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
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, add pattern, stylizing detail
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