Thurs 10/25 | Mon 10/29
Texture | Midterm Presentations
This week we finalize the Midterm Project 5: Texture and start to work on Project 6: Organizing the Random to explore different creative processes while conveying content through form.
We will also do the Midterm Self-Evaluation individual reviews.
Due for This Class
Last chance to catch-up to posts 1 to 7
Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorials:
Work on Project 5 | Texture, Step 3: Create three (3) collage compositions (in the 4" x 6" thumbnails areas you just created in Step 2) using at least three (3) of the original found objects/textures you emulated in Exercise 2 | Texture.
Complete and bring to class your midterm self-evaluation to present on the individual midterm reviews.
Make sure your Wordpress E-portfolio is updated up to Project 4 for presentation. You will read Project 4 self-critique
Reminder: Your midterm grades are available in Blackboard under Points Earned | My Grades. Students who are failing the class can withdraw from the course until November 5 without having their GPA affected. Please note that if you are a FAFSA recipient you may have to pay back part of your tuition when you withdraw from classes. Do consider your choices wisely.
Project 4 | Texture Step 3: Create three (3) collage compositions (in the 4" x 6" thumbnails areas you just created in Step 2) using at least three (3) of the original found objects/textures you emulated in Exercise 2 | Texture.
Work on Project 5 | Texture.
Individual midterm self-evaluation reviews
Midterm Wordpress E-portfolio presentations
Present Wordpress portfolio and read Project 4 | Directional Dominance self-critique.
Finalized Project 5 | Texture. Bring artwork to class, upload a photo of the project to your Wordpress portfolio along with the written critique under Project 5. Due at the beginning of Class 9.
Project 6 | Organizing the Random: Steps 5 & 6 completed.
Step 5: In your sketchbook create four (4) different 3" x 4" thumbnail sketches experimenting with your unconventional material. How can you use it to create line, value, shape, and/or texture?
Step 6: In your sketchbook using your PITT pens and your unconventional material, now create at least four (4) 3" x 4" thumbnail sketches that incorporate each of the random elements that you chose. The design may include other elements as well. Remember that your goal is create a visually interesting design with the following criteria:
a unified and dynamic composition
a focal point
variation of line
broad value scale (refer to the value scales you created)
sense of space
the entire picture plane should be activated
Other design tools to consider utilizing:
texture (visual &/or actual)
On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Value Range, Tint, Shade, Value Contrast, Achromatic Gray, Chiaroscuro, Value Pattern, Shading, High Key, Low Key.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words, in "Design Basics", or researching the web. Due at the beginning of Class 9.