Below are some images that Erika has created using this technique.
If you like that, check this out!!
For the second best continuous line contour drawing you have some options.
Option #1: Scribble!!
Adding MANY more continuous line overlapping areas to add values and movement. For some examples of this style, check out these artworks by the artist, Vince Low. He has created artwork that some people call: Scribble Portraits.
Option #2: Background Options
Carefully trace over your continuous line with sharpie just like the first portrait, but now add something in the background to make the white and black portrait stand out. Below are examples of students who have used newspaper in the background. But you could use any of the example backgrounds below:
Magazine Collage Options:
Focus on Words or Text: Fill the background will various colors of text from magazines. Be sure to unify it by the way you lay them out or the size of the words/letters you use.
Magazine Collage + Gesso + Watercolor = unified magic!
Take your magazine collage a step further by putting a layer of Gesso overtop. This will be translucent and have enough of a tooth that you can do a watercolor wash overtop to unify your color scheme.
Create a 3D textured effect with design or pattern using colored paper strips and paper quilling techniques in the background.
Do you have another technique you'd like to try out!? Discuss it with Mrs. Denison to see if it can be the option you go with!
Today, we are going to the lab to create you weebly blogs and be introduced to Pixlr.
First, download the file below with directions on how to create your own weebly blogs. Read the directions carefully, and be sure to ask Mrs. Denison for help.
Once you have read though the directions, you may want to see the video below for more help, and don't forget to click "publish" when you are done!!! (If you are having trouble seeing the video, click on this link.)
If you have time after you create you weebly blog, I have designed an assignment to familiarize you with the free online editing software, Pixlr. We will be looking at the photographs of Annie Leibovitz and colorizing them with our own color schemes.
Follow the step-by-step instructions in the word document below in order to colorize your own Annie Leibovitz photograph. Make sure you re-save the work using your name so you can keep the work you have done.
Please note, Pixlr doesn't work with google chrome.
IF YOU ALREADY TOOK A CLASS WITH MRS. DENISON:
Check out the directions in the video below for how to turn your update your previous weebly blog to make it usable for this semester. Click on this link for a full screen version:
Please be sure to review the supply list and syllabus. There is a syllabus sign off form at the bottom of this post! Please be sure to email me if you ever have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also follow me and Kell High School Art on twitter @denison_julie .
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR D&P 2:
Bring in a $10.00 lab fee donation and all of the above supplies will be provided for you!!!!
Here is a list of recommended art supplies if you want to buy supplies to use at home:
Be sure to read the syllabus by downloading the file above. Read carefully, and sign off that you have done so on the form below, or click on the link here to sign off.
Below is the checklist for what needs to be on your weebly blog. Remember that this counts as 2 project grades. All blogs need to be updated by May 18th (or the day of your exam if you are a senior). Bonus points will be given to those that turn in your checklist early!! Please see Mrs. Denison for questions.
The altered book assignments are due by May 18th. (If you are a senior, they will be due the last day I see you.). Below is a copy of the final altered book checklist. However, if you have the original colored checklist, I will give you 5 bonus points!!
Today we will be working on taking photographs of your artwork and uploading these to your blog. Remember, having a completed blog will count as 2 project grades at the end of the semester, so don't fall behind!!
For those of you who are new, or were out the last day we worked on the weebly blogs, you may want to check out my previous post here . It includes the list of what we previously needed to upload, some tips on taking photographs, as well as a short video on how to upload images to your website. If you need instructions on how to create your blog, download the file at the top of this post.
For today, you will need to take photographs of all your completed projects, sketchbooks, and completed altered books. For a complete list, see below:
On the "my art" page, you should have the following:
On the "sketchbook' page, you should have the following:
To keep us on track with our altered books, I'd thought I'd create a summery of what we have begun thus-far for our altered book pages! (remember, each 2-page spread can/should include visual journaling techniques AND be focused around a theme that you are developing for your book.
spread #1: Collage Papers & visual journaling techniques
We started off the semester by collaging different materials and textured papers and then drawing or painting on top in the style of your theme.
Spread #2: Include a Quote & visual journaling techniques
For this 2 page spread, you need to include a quote, stick with your theme and add some mixed media layers with visual journaling techniques.
Spread #3: famous painting/ artwork & Visual Journaling techniques
For this 2 page spread, you need to include your take on a famous artist painting or masterwork. Try to ensure that it goes with your theme of your overall book.
Spread #4: Pocket & Visual Journaling techniques
For this 2-page spread, you will continue to stick with your theme, but include some sort of pocket (and something to put inside the pocket!). Also, include visual journaling techniques.
Spread #5: add a boarder & visual journal layering techniques
Create a two page spread that goes with your overall theme, but this time, include a boarder that matches the overall theme of the book. Also include some layering visual journaling techniques.