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Sketchbook Assignments – Quarter 3

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Here are your sketchbook assignments for Quarter 3 – Please keep in mind that because of my illness earlier this quarter and because we have both February and Spring break in Quarter 3, the sketchbooks will be a bit closer together than they have been in past quarters.

 

 

4 Basic Tweens

Here is a video that I did a while ago explaining the four basic tweens. Finish this project up before you go to work on the bouncing ball animation

 

 

Sketchbook Assignment – Foreshortening

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This weekend, you should be sketching someone so as to illustrate foreshortening.  Have someone lay down or recline on a couch or a reclining chair.  Then you need to draw their body in perspective.  This sketchbook also requires full use of values, so no line drawings will be accepted!  Below are a few examples from past years:

Below is a video of how to draw 2-point perspective. This week’s sketchbook assignment is just like the last one:

  1. Draw the house from real life
  2. You NEED to shade the drawing – this is about values as much as it is about perspective
  3. Make sure you are facing the house on a corner, so that both sides of the house are “going away” from you.

 

 

And here is a few examples of how your drawing could look:

One of the biggest things that is probably missing from your composite is shadows. It’s the biggest thing that will show your viewers that your image is manipulated. Here is a demonstration that will show you a couple of methods of manufacturing shadows:

 

 

Here is a demo where I cover the use of Layer Adjustments:

 

 

In this demonstration, I show you how to use Adjustment Layers and Layer Masks to change the color of the paint on a car, and then I also give it racing stripes. Many people would just hand-paint the colors on the car, but that would not help you when it comes to reflections and other things that would be covered up by the paint. This method works so much better!

 

 

Easy Layer Masks for Complicated Objects

For Review:

 

Finding High-Resolution Images Online

Just a reminder…

 

 

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Your sketchbook assignment for next week is a 1-point perspective drawing of your house. You should look at your house so that the front is flat and facing you, but you can still see some of at least one side of your house. This will likely mean that you have to stand slightly off-center, and a bit further away from your house so that you can see the walls that are moving away from you.

As I state in the directions (on the sketchbook handout that I gave you at the beginning of the quarter), if it’s too cold to stay outside and draw from real life, then you can take a picture of your house and draw from that. HOWEVER, you must print the picture out on a full-size piece of paper – do NOT try and draw it from your little iPhone screen (even if you have a big phone) – you will not be able to see enough detail and your sketch will be lacking.

Below is a video on how 1-point perspective works. I plan on doing a demonstration of this on Monday, but if you want to do your sketchbook this weekend, this will be pretty close to what we’re going to do on Monday. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that 1 point perspective means that the front wall of the house is facing you flat and square-on. If you are standing too far to the corner of your house, then you will be moving into 2-point perspective, and that’s a completely different set of rules.

 

 

Also, here are some examples of buildings drawing in 1-point perspective. Note how the front wall of the house is flat and facing the viewer. This is essential when drawing in 1-point perspective! Also, some of these examples don’t have any shading at all – Remember – you must shade your sketches so the objects have the appearance of a 3-dimensional form!