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Sketchbook Assignment: Visual Puns
Illustrate a visual puns (a visual rendering of a two-word noun phrase that illustrates the combination of the nouns with their literal meaning).
Examples: hot dog, cat fish, hair brush, two face, fish face, bone head, Angel fish, Bat man, iron man, flower bed, Bed Bug, Boxing Match, Car pool, Card Shark, deviled Eggs, Fire Drill, Fish Tank, Football, Fruit Flies, Hammerhead, Handbag, Home Run, horse Fly, Jail Bird, Lightening Bug, Shutter Bug, Strong Box, Submarine Sandwich, Swordfish, Watch Dog, Bird Brain, French Fries
Medium: micron with shading (stipple, hatching, crosshatching) Include a nice amount of detail and values.
For the final 6 weeks of art class, I am going to select 4 pieces of art each week and ask you 3 questions that require personal evaluation and thoughtful answers. You may write them out on paper and hand them in at class, or you may email them to me if that's easier.
I challenge you to write a PARAGRAPH for each answer instead of one or two words. A paragraph is 3-5 sentences and forces you to think a little deeper about your reasons for your answers.
1. Which of the following pieces of art takes you most by surprise? Like if you saw it at a museum, you would stop for a closer look. Why do you think that is?
2. Which of these makes you most want to find out what else the artist has created? What about it makes you curious. Extra credit...look up the artist and list 2 facts about him or her.
3. Which piece of art would you buy as a gift? Who would you give it to? Why would it be a good gift for that person?
#1....Queen's House, Greenwich II, 1978, Ben Johnson