The final step in our exotic environment composition will be to create some values in our background with water-soluable colored pencil.
Once students have laid out their composition and glued it down, they should go over the contours with fine tip sharpie before adding the zentangle designs. That way, the design doesn't get confused with the contour lines.
Once students have their plants glued down and their contours drawn out, they will then create various Zentangle-Inspired designs within each plant.
Below are some examples of Zentangle designs that you can create using the step-by-step guides:
Once students have drawn out all of their contours on the colored paper, they will cut them out and lay them out on the paper in order to create the best composition. Students should be sure to have overlapping plant shapes with very little negative space. They are able to hang off the edge of the paper if needed.
Keep arranging until you get the perfect composition!
The next step of your project will be to pick the 5 best images from your drawings that you did last week. Use these to draw LARGE on each of the 5 sheets of paper.
If you don't draw large enough, then you will not have enough paper to cover the negative space.
Good compositions have good overlapping, not too much negative space, but not too crowded either. They have large sized plants put on in an interesting way. Be sure to arrange your composition carefully before gluing it down!
Test yourself: Which of the selected student images below have the stronger compositions?
Agenda for today:
1.. Exotic Environments: watch the video below to learn about the next project and where to find the project rubric. (start at 1:10 for Spring semester)
2. Then, search for tropical plants using your device and draw 8-10 contour drawings in your sketchbook.
3. At 1:35 pm, take a photo of what you have done in your sketchbook today and send it to me using Remind.
4. (if you finish your sketches early, you should work on completing the LINE altered book pages from earlier this week.)
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test