Art Is Easy to Make!
|by Poochie Myers|
This is the fourth lesson of the Art Studies class by Poochie Myers.
Poochie would like to start a dialogue with new students to art as well as professionals who might want to include segments into these art lessons, or field questions from participants. Please email your comments to Poochie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have to struggle then you are doing something wrong.
Lesson Four - Making a 2 Dimensional Paper Surface Depict a 3 Dimensional Object - Light and Shadow
BEGIN WITH SPHERES(Click on the image to see a larger view and use your back button to return.)
EGGS, APPLES, AND MORE
Draw 3 pieces of alike fruit: pears, apples, oranges, lemons, etc. Do not use any line in this drawing. Only draw the light and dark areas. Notice the difference in texture of these objects.
Try drawing a dozen apples on a large piece of paper, newsprint, the floor, whatever. Notice where the apples look flat and where they look 3 dimensional.
It's always a good idea to study several paintings or art
books of the masters paintings of still life or other subject matter. Go to a
museum and just study one part of each painting, such as the apples, the cloth,
SET UP A STILL LIFE
DRAWING WITH A PROJECTON OF YOUR IMAGEUsing a slide projector or overhead, or opaque projector, project an image onto paper. Trace the objects projected onto the paper. Model the values to let the image emerge. Turn your projector off and look at your drawing. You can throw the projector out of focus to check only the values.
Some artists use this method all the time.
ENLARGING WITH A GRIDTo enlarge anything try this. We did this in school when we were little. (at least those of us who had some art in school) Use a photo or drawing, place gridded tracing paper over it. Draw a grid onto the larger area, wall, paper, canvas, whatever. Copy the image in one section of the grid into the corresponding section of the larger grid. This works for any size enlargement including crop circles. The smaller the grid the more exact the reproduction.
To use just one section of the gridded photo or drawing as an abstract:
Use two L-shaped pieces of paper over the photo or
drawing. Squeeze them together making a frame around a small area of the photo
or drawing. Move this around until you select the most desired area. This tiny
area can be enlarged in just the same way as before.
Cut up some old drawings. Paste them back together in a new arrangement. Lay tracing paper over this collage. Picking out the best areas, draw a new drawing on the tracing paper. Go wild, grid it out and paint it!
Try using color or just black and white pictures. Grid it.
Draw from any one of these grids.
Now try drawing on huge paper.
You can buy paper that's 10' wide, or more. If you don't have the source for large paper then paste together smaller paper to at least 6' size . . . the edges will create even more interest. Artists always love edges!
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