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Sketchbook Assignment: Realistic/Abstract
Choose one object to draw (an interesting one! NOT simple!) Divide you sketchbook page in half with a pencil line. Label at the top of one side “Realistic” & on the other side label “Abstract.” Under the Realistic side, use a pencil to draw the object as realistically as you possibly can. On the Abstract side, distort your object so that it is just a hint of the original. You may add color with Colored Pencils or shade with your pencils, or you may use ink/sharpie/micron.
These examples show the process. You can jump from the first to the last, or you can draw the intermediate drawings if you want to.
This is a famous example done by Picasso.
This is a padlock abstracted by a student.
This is a skein of thread abstracted by a student.
Bring to class this week...
After we complete our landscape painting, we are going to do one more acrylic painting on a vinyl record. This time you get to choose the subject matter and find the reference picture. The cool thing about painting on a record album is that if you really like how it turns out, you can buy a clock mechanism (inexpensive) and turn it into a clock using the center hole.
Please either print out a colored reference picture and bring it to class, or send me the photo to print if you're unable to. You can choose a random design, a famous painting like Starry Night, an animal, a sunset, whatever looks fun to paint! If you have a phone or an iPad, you can pull up the image on there.