Friday, December 30, 2016
"Sweet George" pen & ink
Looking through an older sketchbook last night, I found these drawings from 2010 of our wonderful George hanging out on the couch next to me. George was sixteen at the time, a graceful sweetheart, all his days. George was a people cat, and we were lucky enough to be his people. He's been gone a few years now, and I still trip over his name now and then when I'm addressing our new male cat, Fred. Very happy to have found the drawings.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Blue and White Zones of Light
I teach art project at school along with my math classes. This week we are looking at the five zones of light, and seeing them to create the illusion of rounded 3-D objects on the two-dimensional picture space. Each student created a contour drawing of the subject, numbered the spaces according to a 5-value scale, then reproduced the drawing, filling in the spaces as assigned with a monochromatic rendering according to the observed values. It's our first foray into painting, so some students struggled with the mechanics of using the brush. But, a number of students produced great results, and were pleased to see the 3-dimensionality of the objects begin to reveal itself.
This is my quick take on the idea so they could see their expected result.
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