When Viewing Examples of Student Work:

Often a single example of work may not demonstrate all the required objectives for a particular assignment. Instead students should collectively consider: the required objectives for each assignment, the multiple examples presented on this blog and during in class presentations. As well ideas discovered through a student's independent research in combination with various examples and ideas presented by instructor will ultimately be the best approach for synthesizing ideas and reaching the requirements (and unique outcome) for any particular course project.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thematic Interior/Exterior: Emotive Observational Drawing in B & W Mediums:

Amount of time required on assignment: Minimum of 9 hours. Assignment is weighted as two days.
Have at least 95 % of assignment done for group critique.  Please see crit and evaluation criteria listed in syllabus.


Materials: drawing board, clips, 18 x 24 white cartridge paper (or other appropriate optional paper), and black and white mediums of choice. Use materials where you can mix black and white materials. Generally this does not include the use graphite or pencils.


Objective of Assignment: To demonstrate and utilize variations of light and shadow to depict mass (object and forms) and planes in relation to space. In order to get deep space depicted in the drawing assignment, incorporate a room with a window with a view to the outside and or incorporate a door way that opens to a hallway or another room. Once again as for all assignment so far in this course people will be required to develop themes in this assignment.


Subject Matter: Select volumes, planes and space that will present a definite sense of foreground, middle ground, and background (deep space) in the drawing. Also depict part of yourself (see examples below) in the drawing (at minimum 25% of drawing area and maximum of 40% of drawing area).


*This assignment requires drawing from observation but you can also incorporate an expressive interpretation which should connect to the themes and concepts in the work.


Thematic Content:  
Here again as in the majority of future assignments in this course, the use of thematic content is required for this assignment. As stated in previous assignments Thematic Content may involve choosing symbols, metaphors, allegories, narratives, myths, icons, motifs or combining some of these choices. Thematic content may also be like a word in a poem where a given word has multiple layers of meaning but connects to the poem’s overall theme. Once again you as the artist have the goal of trying to bring multiple layers of meaning into the completed assignment.




Formal Issues and Examples of Various Black and White Drawings: Below are links which may assist in researching formal issues when depicting subject matter in black and white drawings.


This link below will present examples and ideas on drawing objects.  This link will also present various formal issues that will include:  process of drawing, additive and subtractive layering of mediums, mark making, mixing of black and white mediums, strategic depiction of (or lack) of detail and contrast. Variation of  edges in shapes  from sharp edges (hard edge) to soft edges (blurry edges) and all of these issues considered in relation to space and composition.
http://derekbruecknercourseinformation.blogspot.com/2008/04/blog-post_12.html


This link below will offer some formal examples of drawing exteriors using various options of black and white materials. Over all these examples in the link below present a very goof depiction of deep space and in some examples offer a very good use of atmospheric perspective.
http://derekbruecknercourseinformation.blogspot.com/2009/04/exterior-rendered-drawings.html


Regarding Examples Below: Please note the examples of line drawings below do not full fill all the requirements for this assignment. The examples given below were given various grades. These examples below are meant as a guide and offer primarily various formal options in terms of compositions and in some examples depictions of subject matter in deep spaces. Consider the above objectives  and the required subject matter and consult your notes from the lecture that discussed this assignment. If you have any questions contact the instructor.
















The above assignment offers very good detail in the foreground. As well the requirements of 25% of the drawing having an area consisting of limbs from the person who has done the drawing has also been achieved in a very interesting way. A deeper space should have been depicted but over all a good work and an inspiring example of foreground subject matter for the Line Drawing Homework Assignment.



The above drawing's selected composition demonstrates an exceptional depiction of deep space and variation of line. As well there is very good detail in foreground (hands) and an overall very good progression of increased detail and darker/thicker line from background to foreground.





The above drawing's selected composition demonstrates an exceptional depiction of deep space.





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