Academic > Drawing 1
Drawing 1 - Students start with 3 Pre-Instruction Drawings as a baseline for improvement. Then perceptual exercises (not shown) Negative Space to learn to percieve the spatial relationships and shapes we haven't been paying attention to. Moving from blind contour into modified contour line drawings and drawing the same object from multiple angles. Sighting techniques and basic perspective principles are introduced in the Motorcycle drawings, starting with very loose and general sketching of the largest relationships and moving into more and more specific details finishing with modified contour line. Perspective concepts are more thoroughly investigated in 1 point hallway perspectives. Artist Copies and In the Style of drawings explore artists mark making. 2 Point Perspective Word drawings require visualization, giving order and consistency with linear perspective and light logic. Value and Light/Shadow Pattern is used to give the illusion of light and shadow on 3D Form in charcoal value studies, also focused on composition. The semester finishes with portraits. Starting with Frontal views and profiles to understand proportions and then a 3/4 view portait to bring perspective and volume more fully into describing form.