Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Masking Tape Murals



The new Art One class spent the day creating masking tape murals around the school. Take a look at the process we went through to get to this point.



First, we talked about hatching and cross hatching. We tried out some hatching techniques in out sketchbooks.



Next we talked and made a list of different topics that were important to us.



We formed teams based on topics we selected and talked about symbols and words that would relate to our topic.. Each team created sketches based on those ideas.



We even practiced with the tape on the table to get used to working with this medium. Then we went to work... Here are the results.













Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drawing Chick



Chick is the name of the skeleton in my art room. On Monday, the first day of the new semester, I had my Art One students take 20 minutes to draw chick. I told them at the end of the week, Friday, they would draw her again and I promised them their drawing skills would improve.

During the week we tried out a series of "learning to see" techniques. As a homework assignment, they had to draw the bones of a cartoon character of their choosing. Here are a few of the cartoon bones..

below that are a few examples of Monday next to Friday Chick drawings...


















Chick drawings.. Monday on the left, Friday on the right...



Students sat in the same seat for both drawings and had the same amount of time (20 minutes)

The two major improvements here, and in the images below...

1. On Monday, the student drew what she thought she saw, a head on view. On Friday, she drew what she actually saw, 3/4 view.

2. Taking time to draw each bone individually. Notice the difference in the rib cage. On Monday the student drew the ribs as one piece. On Friday, she drew each rib separately.










Friday, January 27, 2012

Art History Googles



First homework assignment was to create the Google logo for an artist. Can you name each artist below?















Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Few More Apples...



At the beginning of the semester I told my Art One students that as part of their final exam they would have to draw one apple a day, every day... They wouldn't have to draw on weekends, holidays or half days. The grand total came to 75 apples...

Next semester I plan to have the artists tackle this project again but with a slightly different approach... They will draw a "thing" but they won't know it will be for this project. Shssss, don't tell them!

















Thursday, January 12, 2012

Walkcycle

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The last project we tackled in Computer Art was animating a walkcycle. Each part of the animations were hand drawn and then imported, colorized and animated in PhotoShop.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

75 Apples



At the beginning of the semester I told my Art One students that as part of their final exam they would have to draw one apple a day, every day... They wouldn't have to draw on weekends, holidays or half days. The grand total came to 75 apples...