- Draw 3 BLIND contour drawings of random objects around the room. Try to have your lines overlap one another if possible. (5 minutes)
- Choose 3 colors to stick with throughout and use those in watercolor to “map out” sections of space using your contour lines as a guide. (10 minutes)
- Collage large, ripped paper onto the surface to add texture and further define your focal point. (use modge podge or glue water) (10 minutes)
- Add 3 textures using acrylic paint and texture items. Use your color scheme from earlier and/or collage textures strait to the surface.
- Texture 1 (8 minutes)
- Texture 2 (8 minutes)
- Texture 3 (8 minutes)
- Add pattern with line quality or stamping using oil pastel, acrylic paint, or colored pencils. (15 minutes)
- Finalize anything that needs more work with values, more textures, more paint, etc. (10 minutes)
Each of your Altered Book Assignmebnts will need to include visual journaling techniques. This is a way to include mulitple LAYERS in every Altered Book artwork you create. Today, we will review how to use Visual Journaling techniques in a fun, easy way.
To make your visual journal successful, you will have to do the following:
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 email@example.com .
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.