Today are working on creating drawings in 2 point perspective. These are great for doing things like cool, science fiction landscapes! These will be a part of our SPACE page on our altered books.
Students will work on a rough draft using two point perspective. They will need to have at least 7 boxes with at least 2 spots of overlapping. Once they draw their boxes, they will add, windows, doors, niches, etc. They may also embellish the boxes with pipes, ladders, winding sidewalks, etc.
funko Pop yourself!
Funko Inc. is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles, best known for its licensed vinyl figurines and bobbleheads. You've seen these around! There are all sorts of pop culture and historical figures created. Did you know that famous artists were made into Funko Pop Characters?
In this option, you can either Funko pop yourself, or an artist who is alive now, creating art. (if you are creating a character based on an artist, be sure to include a photo and name of the artist you are creating along with the Funko pop drawing.)
If you Funko pop yourself, be sure to add accessories of things that describe who you are.
Be sure to post this to your blog on the "VA Comp/ My Art" page.
You may want to copy the character blanks below to get you started:
Here are some student samples:
Below are the artists with their Funko Pop selves:
Other fun ways to pump up your art practice!
#1: James Brunt Inspired (also check out Andy Goldsworthy)
Check out this wonderful article on the artist, James Brunt. He creates mandalas out of natural materials and then photographs them. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/james-brunt-cairns-and-mandalas/
Mandalas are from the ancient Buddhist and Hindu traditions of creating circles all balanced around a central point. They were used to represent unity in the universe and were very meditative. In modern society, they are still used for meditation and relaxation. The act of making a mandala is very meditative and relaxing.
For this assignment, you will create your own mandala from natural materials and photograph it. Be sure to photograph it from multiple angles to get the best composition. Beware of too much negative space/ distracting backgrounds.
Andy Goldsworthy Option
Below are images from Andy Goldsworthy. He is the original nature sculptor who made installations out of natural materials. These would be temporary because he would use no glues or cement or anything. They would just get destroyed over time. He did document his works with photographs just like the artist, James Brunt. Here is a great article on Andy Goldsworthy: https://www.boredpanda.com/land-art-andy-goldsworthy/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
You may be more inspired by Goldsworthy, but again, make your creation and document it with lots of photographs.
#3: Pixlr APP, Photo Edit
Below is the recording from the live class session:
VA Comp will begin working on their monochromatic self portraits today. They will first take an expressive selfie and alter it using pixlr.com .They will then draw out their contour sketch onto a 8x12 paper, enlarging it from a 4x6 photograph. Next, they will pick out a color to work with and practice making it both lighter and darker to add values to the image with oil pastel.
USING A PHONE TO EDIT/ GRID YOUR PHOTO:
Pixlr Edit on the phone:
Gridding the photo:
USING A COMPUTER TO EDIT AND THEN PRINT YOUR PHOTO:
Students will create a 2-page spread featuring an "ombre" design in the background out of various hues of tissue paper. They also will include a title and definition for the page in an interesting way.
For the color altered book you will have to include:
1. A tissue paper ombre using analogous or monochromatic colors schemes.
Make sure you pick the BEST composition for your still life. The items should be LARGE and fill up the space in the picture plane. Using the view finder can help you find the best composition.
Which composition is better?
Next, you will practice drawing out your compositions in your sketchbook. Do this small, these are called Thumbnail sketches.
Once you have practice your thumbnails in your sketchbook, begin drawing the contours (outlines) of your still life on your 8x9 paper. (Draw lightly in case you need to erase mistakes.) Continue to use the view finder and continue to look at your still life to get accurate proportions.
Lightly draw out the contour lines on the 8x9 paper. Focus on good proportion and making your shapes as accurate as possible:
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test