ART 2 SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS
IDEATION SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS
IDEAtion Sketchbook Assignments are meant for you to "work things out." It is the process by which you collect and paste, sketch, annotate, critique, research, create, edit, and finalize your ideas for a final product. The ideation process does not mean you create 1 idea and call it quits. It is a process for working through many ideas on paper. This means it is as much about failure as it is success. The Ideation Process should take you many hours to find a solution to a particular problem or challenge. Because it is so time consuming, the ideation process is heavily weighted in this class. Please see the rubric below. For each assignment, you will print and submit a rubric with your sketchbook assignment.
WEEKLY SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS
Every week you will be submitting an entry in your sketchbook. These exercises are assigned to you on this website. I will not announce them, only collection them on your schedule due date. Assignment are due at the beginning of class as you walk in the door. The Drawing Weekly Sketchbook Assignments will always be due on Thursdays. The sketchbooks will be returned to you the next day so that you can continue your work. Below is the rubric for the weekly sketchbook assignments. Please review the rubric and place a copy of the rubric in your sketchbook for every assignment that you turn in. Without the rubric, I will not grade your assignment.
IDEATION SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS
ISK 1: Abstracting Architecture
DUE: Sept 13th
Use pages 4 and 5 of your sketchbook. Collect all 3 of your collages and tape into your sketchbook on page 4. Annotate your collages describing how you have use these 3 design principles, movement, emphasis, and balance. Do this for each of your collages. You will be evaluated using the ideation rubric criteria 1-4. These "sketches" will be used as the base for your collagraph print. Bring the pages ready for critique on Sept 13th. Use page 5 of your sketchbook for your final tracing that will be photographed for the etching.
ISK 3: Photos for Drawing
DUE: For this assignment, you'll need to bring 10 photographs of hands and your face in an expressive composition that has tension. You might want to use someone else with older hands to create more drama. Make sure to indent the fingers into the skin for expression. Bring the images to school on a flash drive or email them to yourself. We will spend 2 days in the computer lab using Photoshop to enhance the contrast in the images.
ISK: Myself as a Super Hero/Villian
DUE: Dec 12
WEEKLY DRAWING DESIGN SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS
WSK EXTRA CREDIT: Drawing Architecture
DUE: Sept 19 (5 pts extra credit)
Create an original design with an original hand-drawn font of your first and last name on page 1 of your sketchbook. Fill the page with a design of some kind. Your design should visually tell us something about yourself and your font should match the design you created. This design can be used later in the year on another project, so spend on it. Lightly draw the design in pencil, go over it in black pen or sharpie, and finally erase the pencil lines. When inking the drawing don't make the line too thin because in our final project it might not turn out.
WSK 1: Drawing Architecture
DUE: Sept 19
This week, practice drawing architecture around your home, city, your travels, images of interesting buildings found on line, etc. Fill pages 2 with 2 drawings (half pages). Use a variety of media (pencil, ink pen, watercolor, colored pencil). Demonstrate correct perspective drawing, full range of values, detail, show depth. You may annotate or not. This is not stylized drawing, draw realistically. And, this isn't an imagines space. Draw from a photo of a real space. Remember every drawing should be approached as if it is final piece of artwork. Don't forget to experiment with different materials. Please read the attached pdf file before starting. The article shows several successful architecture drawing sketchbooks and is a good example of what I am expecting.
Drawing Architecture tumblr
Sketching Architecture website
WSK 2 : Free Draw
DUE: Sept 26
This week I'd like to for you just draw what you like, what you enjoy, what interests you. Use whatever materials are of interest, whatever techniques. Draw on pages 8-9. This will help me get an idea of who you are as an artist. These sketches should fill the page, either by drawing 1 large image or drawing many small images like the one shown here.
WSK 6: Small Sketchbook Continuous Line
DUE: Nov 8th
Use continuous contour line to create your images. Use a ballpoint pen or micron pen. 3 will be graded. Draw them in your small sketchbook. Use a lot of detail when drawing. You will be graded on the following: 1) the level of detail you were able to capture in your drawing, 2) interesting negative space, 3) the use of continuous line drawing, and 4) were you able to create value in your drawing without lifting your pen. Complete these sketches on the 1st 3 pages of your small sketchbook.
Q2 Drawings: Reportage Portfolio
DUE: 4 double pages of drawing each week. See due date below.
Complete these drawing in your small sketchbook ONLY. Every week, I'd like for you to document the world around you. Draw people you know, strangers, family. Draw in as many different places as you can. Draw at the grocery store, a restaurant, while sitting downtown, at the library. Draw the people, the buildings, the furniture, store front signs, what ever is around you. You may investigate a wide range of places and people or you may want to focus in on a single subject. While you are drawing, listen to the conversations happening around you. Write them down with annotations in the corners of the paper. Draw objects, people, fonts, doodles, thoughts and annotate your drawing. Annotating your drawing means to take notes about the area around you. You may want to use a plan writing style or if the writing is important, you might want to draw stylized block lettering. Solve this problem with your unique drawing style, but begin the process using continuous contour lines. Try to draw a realistically as possible without drawing cartoons. Use ballpoint pen to draw or a micron pen to draw. NO PENCIL and NO ERASING. We will have several days in class to paint the pages like we did on the previous sketchbook assignment.
That is a total 24 double page drawings by Jan 8th.
WSK 7: Double Portraits
DUE: Nov 14
Complete 1 double portrait in your large sketchbook. The portrait can have meaning or approach the solution from a formalistic perspective (just realism). Either way, allow the portrait to merge together like the light values do in the image to the left. The portrait drawings should be realistic and demonstrate your mastery over value. Use the cross-hatching technique to shape the images. Do not complete the final drawing in pencil. Use pencil to block in the features, but use a permanent drawing material to complete the work. You may draw from life or an original photograph. NO internet images.
WSK 8: Portrait Positive/Negative
DUE: Nov 21
Draw this in your large sketchbook. Using India Ink and water, create 2 drawing of faces of someone you know with striking features confronting the viewer. The subject should be gazing at the viewer in your drawing. DRAW FROM LIFE for this project. Before you begin the drawing, give the sketchbook paper a good tea stain wash to discolor the pages. To do this, you'll need to remove the pages from your sketchbook. I would stain at least 2 pages from your sketchbook. Come to class on the 19th with your drawing blocked in the basic drawing using pencil. On the 19th we'll use India Ink to create a high contrast drawing like the image to the left. Keep the highest values of the face white and the darkest areas pure black. Block in 1 or 2 medium values with ink wash using water to dilute the ink. Allowing for drips to occur will make for a more expressive design. The drawing should be made close-up to the subject.
WSK 9: Extra Credit - Portrait Sequence
DUE: Dec 5
For extra credit if you missed a sketchbook assignment, you may want to create a 2 page drawing of a figure in sequence. The figure can be doing what ever you want. It must have a setting or context. it must be watercolor painted. Use any or all of the drawing techniques you've done so far.
WSK 10: Screaming Mouth
DUE: Dec 19
For this weeks sketchbook assignment, I'd like for you to make a final drawing that includes a screaming mouth. You can use whatever medium you like, in whatever style you want, but make sure it is a complete thought. The example to the left is make with charcoal from a photographic reference of the artist. This sketch should represent your style of art and really show off what you are good at.
WSK 12: Pattern Tats
Tattoos can be some of the most beautiful and elegant drawing forms. In the image to the left, you'll see a curvilinear dragon with mist or clouds. The soft subtle shading in the clouds and detail of the scales makes this drawing so elegant. You task this week is draw and paint using the watercolor and India Ink or ink pen a tattoo for the upper arm. Use pages 39-41._for the final drawing. No images of violence, weapons, drugs or sexualized content will be accepted.
WSK 13 : resolve the line
DUE: Dec 19
WSK 14: Extra Credit
DUE: Jan 9
Draw a growing, morphing, swirling design from the central point of emphasis, like the lion's head to the left. Draw it on a 2 page spread. We can scan this an make a cyanotype with mixed media project if you are in need of a Breadth piece. Make sure the overall design creates a distinctive shape. Use pages 40 and 41.
WSK 15: Bring it together
DUE: Jan 16