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, November 7, 2018

Transformation Drawings (for Working in Class assignment)

Formal Content 80%

1) Use 2 objects (or images of 2 clearly photographed objects) [If you choose images make sure the objects in both images have volume as demonstrated in examples].

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. The transition from one image (transformed object) to the next should be gradual so the 6 stages of each drawing are consistent within the sequence of transformations.

3) Each of the 6 drawings should be 6 x 4.5 inches minimum 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.

Thematic Content 20%
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.

Materials Required for Assignment:
Drawing materials to choose from:
-charcoal sticks and charcoal pencils and white chalk
-black & white conte sticks (most ideal) 
-black & white oil pastels
-black ink and white acrylic
(People may also combine some of the mediums above but should consult instructor before they decide to combine any of the listed mediums above)

As well people will need (compulsory materials required):
Objects or Images that have volume along with light and shadow
-Eraser (or scraping tool) 
-Bulldog Clips 
-Paper (18 x 24 inches) one sheet of paper to make the 6 drawings, each of the 6 drawings should be a size minimum of 6 x 4.5 inches 
-Drawing Board

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) or stretching a single form.

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