TERMS: linear perspective, horizon line, vanishing point, orthogonals
  1. One-point Perspective: Hallway - pencil on drawing paper
    • accuracy to rules of one-point perspective
    • finished at home with details and shading
  2. Two-point Perspective: Box - pencil on drawing paper
    • accuracy to rules of two-point perspective
    • careful, beautiful rendering
  3. Multiple perspective and rendering: Books - pencil on bristol board
    • accuracy of perspective
    • beauty of values using soft rendering technique
  4. Grid Self-Portrait from photo - pastel on drawing paper
    • value and color (focused attention to each square!)
    • accurate proportions
  5. Museum Assignment - pencil on bristol
    • correct overall proportions (including frame proportions)
    • correct written information from wall text (printed on back)
TERMS: life drawing, tone, values, portrait, self-portrait, ink wash, composition, figure-ground relationship
  1. Portrait - life drawing - charcoal on drawing paper
    • Values (focused attention to each square!)
    • accurate proportions
  2. Still Life - eraser drawing - compressed charcoal on drawing paper
    • Values (all 5 aspects of light)
    • accurate proportions, elipse
  3. Flowers - brush and ink on newsprint (turn in 1)
    • Note: this assignment was done on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Those absent will not be docked but those who were present will receive a 5 point boost on their lowest semester grad.
  4. Portrait - ink wash on newsprint (turn in 1)
    • freshness of line and wash
    • good value range
  5. Homework: Self Portrait from a mirror - charcoal or pencil on drawing paper
    • evidence of 3 hours focused work
    • convincing
    • focus (this is an extremely important ingredient which is difficult to explain - but can be seen when viewing a work. Bottom line: do you best, give yourself time and several sittings (3 hours minimum)
TERMS: value, highlight, light, shadow edge, shadow core, cast shadow, reflected light, cross-hatch, stippling, rendering
  1. Goya: Disasters of War - copy. Pencil on Bristol
    • accurate proportions to original
    • light/dark contrast
    • demonstrated evidence of really looking at the work
  2. Stippling eggs. Ink on Bristol
    • value (all 6 types of value should show up)
  3. Cross-hatch Still life with bottles. Ink on Bristol
    • value
    • composition
  4. Sphere with natural light. Pencil on Bristol
    • soft rendering
    • value (5 aspects) carefully, beautifully rendered
  5. Homework: Copy of Ingres drawing (see below). Pencil on Bristol. Include title.
    • picture frame drawn to proportions
    • demonstrated evidence of really looking at the work
    • soft rendering

Here are some drawings and paintings by Ingres (1780–1867)  for assignment #5:

TERMS: gesture, contour, cross-contour, line quality, line weight, pulled line, physical edge, implied edge, invisible edge, scale, composition

Note: If you do not want me to mark up your drawings, please cover them with tracing paper - cut to exact size and taped only at top.

  1. Gesture drawing - 1 page: Vine Charcoal on Newsprint paper.
    • see the first reading for description of criteria I will be looking for...
    • quick, loose line
    • not outlining but exploring the movement or pose of the figure.
  2. Foot contour homework: Pencil on Bristol.
    • multi tonal lines
    • pulled lines
    • strong composition
  3. Cross-contour Vegetables: Pencil on Bristol.
    • multi-tonal line
    • pulled line
    • accurate cross contour - especially around edges
    • strong composition
  4. Ribbon: Pencil on Bristol
    • accurate representation of ribbon in context of invisible lines
    • pulled lines
    • multi-tonal lines
    • strong composition
  5. Hand cross-contour homework. Pencil on Bristol.
    • beatiful cross-contour line
    • strong composition
    • "pulled" and multi-tonal lines
  6. Belt: Pencil on drawing paper
    • line weight
    • accuracy in visualizing invisible edges
  7. Hat : Pencil on Bristol. 
    • line weight
    • pulled lines
    • accurate lines, close together, following curves around edges
  8. Pastel pot. Pastel on drawing paper. Cover with tracing paper - cut to size and taped only at top.
    • interesting composition
    • rich surface color, light and dark areas
    • accurate ellipses