Examples of student work from my past courses:
narrative montage, foreshortened figure, Perspective, Analytical Torso, Planar Head, Color Harmonies, Swatch Patterns, Pattern Dude, Sketchbook drawings of swatch patterns, Value, Positive-Negative, Thumbnails, Contour, MoMa Online, Contour (white on black), Gesture
Watercolor and color pencil first steps of Photomontage project followed by mixed media Photoshop finals:
Foreshortening, method of rendering a specific object or figure in a picture in depth. The artist records, in varying degrees, the distortion that is seen by the eye when an object or figure is viewed at a distance or at an unusual angle.
Chiaroscuro, (from Italian: chiaro, “light”; scuro, “dark”) technique employed in the visual arts to represent light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects.
(Please pay special attention to the examples of drawings with figures/people placed in correct perspective)
Note placement of vanishing point, use of figure in space and ground plane (see vocabulary posts for definition of terms)
Analytical Head: Three-dimensional constructive studies of the planes found in the forms of the head. Note the use of axis lines, lining up of the features, construction/planar techniques, and application of medium.
Color Version of Pattern Dude
Swatch Patterns: Flat decorative motifs. Later used as repeats and therefore patterns.
Sketchbook Swatch gathering examples:
Value (part 3 of 3):
Two-dimensional/flat value transitions. Tonal placement without rendering. (mixed media)
Positive-Negative Drawing (part 2 of 3): Black background and white foreground are distributed equally. White silhouettes have shapes that are just as interesting as the black that frames them.
Thumbnail sketches: Small group of compositional drawings completed in your sketchbook. They are quick, gesture or sketchy studies of several versions of the same objects arranged in different compositions.
(PART 1 of 3) Contour Drawing (pen and ink) A contour is a line which defines a form, edge or an outline. The contour describes the outermost edges of a form, as well as dramatic changes of plane within the form. The planes do not include designs or text that can not be “felt”. It also does not include shading, cross-hatching, or patterns. Shadows and reflections can be “outlined.” The drawings can use fantasy elements, scale, value through line, perspective, movement, repetition and more.
MoMA Online Assignment (see description on blog post)
Contour Drawing (white on black) : A contour is a line which defines a form, edge or an outline. The contour describes the outermost edges of a form, as well as dramatic changes of plane within the form.
Gesture Drawing: A gesture drawing records what the subject is doing or the action of the pose. It is done quickly, without forethought or planning.