3. Go to our Collection, and use the articles to help you complete the second table on your worksheet.
Draw your poster with pencil on computer paper. Go over your final drawing with sharpie.
Mini Comic Strip
Using the grid method, we will break down a seemingly complicated image, into small manageable pieces. You will break your image down into a small grid, and draw one square at a time onto your final paper. You will color block, or draw each color as it's own shape. Draw these shapes as outlines, using the grid method. No shading in! You'll be using oil pastel for that :)
Reminder: It VERY is important to go one square at a time!
When using oil pastel, build up your colors use light-medium pressure. These first few layers are considered your underlayers, and usually use the scrumbling method. Use various techniques you'll learn in class, to create different textures. Remember that it is easy to maxout your layers if you press too hard too fast. Hard pressure should be reserved for your last layer. If done correctly, no paper should be visible through your layers, which means all underdrawings, including your grid, will be covered up with thick opaque layers of oil pastel.
Remember: Your first few layers will look a little crummy. Don't be discouraged! Something magical happens in those last layers that bring it all together.
Every October, artists all over the world take part in the Inktober challenge by doing one ink drawing a day, for the entire month. You can draw in pencil to start if you'd like, but your final drawing must be in ink. Some people put them all on one paper, while others use separate pieces of paper for each day's prompt.
Examples from last year's Empty Your Pen / Inktober Challenge
Our goal with rendering is to help give our objects the illusion of 3 dimensions. Value refers to the difference between the dark and light areas. The bigger the value range an object has, the more value it has. When you render your objects, try to use smooth pencil strokes. Try moving your whole arm rather than your wrist. It's all about pressure and practice!
Before you begin shading: Mark your light source!
Finished early? Start thinking about the textures of your birdhouses. Practice drawing them in your sketchbook
If you missed the demo: If you missed class this week, be sure to pick up the 1 point perspective practice sheet before diving into 2 point perspective. Also, I made you a super handy, step-by-step, how to video! Follow along if you would like, just know that YOUR birdhouses should NOT look just like mine. . . that would be coping, so make it your own and have fun!
Radial balance is any type of balance based on a circle with its design extending from center.
History of Mandalas and Radial Design
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
A labyrinth is not a maze, it is not meant to confuse or frustrate you. The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative tools known to humankind. This ancient design has been found as far back as 3000 years in a variety of forms and cultures. Some of the cultures where labyrinths have been found are ancient Crete, France, Hopi Native Americans, Norway, India, and the British Isles.
Be Open to Learning About Cultures