I love this artist, Erin McIntosh! Follow her work on instagram @erinImcintosh or check out her website: www.erinmcintosh.com
Erin McIntosh is an artist and educator living near Athens, Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia. Erin also has experience teaching art to elementary-aged children in the public school system, through Atlanta’s public art programs, and at the Georgia Museum of Art. She has taught multiple semesters in Cortona, Italy, on the University of Georgia’s Cortona, Italy, study abroad program. Erin’s studio practice is rooted in abstraction in water-based media.
In her Microbes series, Erin McIntosh uses the watercolor "drop in" method to get translucent under layers and then adds opaque layers on top with gouache. Gorgeous!!!
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, or use black ink and inking nibs, 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!
Option #3: Blind contour--complete change!!
Today, we are going to the lab to update your blog for this semester.
1. Go too www.students.weebly.com
2. don't forget your username is your student id, then art. (see example below:)
Your username is: 123456art
Password is: leonardo1
3. Add a standard page and name it: D&P 2. (if you already have too many pages, just add a divider and put all of D&P 2's art at the top of the blog page.)
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:
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.
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!!!!
***Also, we need old book donations to turn into art! They need to be hardback books with at least 60 pages. Any that you have would be appreciated.
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.