Be sure to bring your COLORED PENCILS to the next class!
BRING YOUR ANIMAL REFERENCE PHOTO: We will be starting our colored pencil animal drawings next week. You need to choose your own reference photo. Please choose an animal with a lot of texture and/or pattern in the form of fur, feathers, or reptilian skin. It can be a full body picture or a close up of the head. You can plan to color the background or leave it simple/blank.
The easiest way to find good pictures is to search "animal photography" or a specific animal with the word "photography" following it. If you have animal magazines, you can use a page from those.
Make sure it is printed full-size, filling the page, and in color. Send it to me if you're printer is not working.
Here are a few examples. Feel free to use one of these.
Sketchbook & Art Appreciation Assignment: Watch the final video in the TICE series of art history. You'll learn that 20th Century art was all about creative expression.
Choose one of the movements mentioned, and draw a picture in that style. Use the medium of your choice. Examples: Draw a picture using the Fauvism-style of crazy colors. Draw a portrait in the Cubism-style like Picasso. Have a little fun with a Dada-inspired drawing. Illustrate a dream-like picture inspired by Surrealism. Choose a song and create an abstract composition in watercolor like Kandinsky. Create a Jackson Pollock-style abstact painting if you have acrylic paints and a safe space to fling them. Listen to some jazz music for inspiration. Make some op art. Research "optical illusion art" for inspiration. Draw a magnified flower like Georgia O'Keefe. Go outside and make some land art. Take a photo of it, print it, and stick it in your sketchbook to show me. HAVE FUN!