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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Self-Portrait (Formal and Thematic Ideas)

Still going to involve FormaL OBSERVATIONAL ideas of a tonal drawing. (80%)Realism is the emphasis but there could be some expressive liberties taken.
Some thematic content will also be required. 20%

Working from a mirror
You could bring another elements such as:
costume, things from your imagination, or even online filters (such as snap chat, etc.) Your filters should be a combinations of filters - your NOT just relying on one filter.
BUT the emphasis is still on formal ideas of observation.

18 x 24 inches
See Syllabus for art materials choices
Head should be at least life size or bigger in composition with some kind of thematic background.

Transformation Drawings (for Working in Class assignment) Nov 7


1) Use 2 objects (or images of 2 clearly photographed objects)

2) Depict One Object transforming into another Object there should be at minimum of 4 drawings in between the object you begin with and the object you conclude with. There should be a total of at least 6 drawings.

3) Each of the 6 drawings should be a size minimum of 6 x 4.5 inches in dimension.

4) Select objects or images that will offer you complex and interesting transformations. Your selection of each object is important because the selection will allow for interesting transformations/transitions from one object to the next.

5) Select images that are different from each other and try to set up some visual polemics.
For example:
-one object could have organic shape while the other object is geometric in shape
-one object could have texture while the other object is reflective and smooth
-one object could be transparent (like glass) while the other object is opaque (you can not see through it)

6) Formal characteristics of how you draw the objects will be the main criteria (formal criteria includes lighting, progressions of space, strategic use of soft to sharp edges, high to low contrast, detail to no detail, and interesting use of composition in each drawing.

7) Thematic content will be a secondary criteria that that is not as important as the Formal characteristics but you should bring Thematic content into the assignment as well.
Yes you could do an animorph as an option.



The examples below are not direct examples of assignments but do offer some ideas in transforming one object into another object (or transforming one form into another form).