If you look at the sketchbook handout I gave you at the beginning of the quarter, you have a sketchbook due next week. However, as I will be in Chicago on Wednesday, I’m going to make it due on Wednesday, 4/5. I am still going to post examples today, and I would suggest that you do the sketchbook this weekend, just as you would if I were not postponing the deadline.
This week, your sketchbook assignment is a “body in motion.” Remember what we talked about today concerning Marcel Duchamp and his “Nude Descending a Staircase” (below). Also below are examples of this sketchbook that previous students have done.
This week, you have a sketchbook assignment due on Wednesday. Read the directions on the sketchbook assignment sheet very carefully!
Here are some examples – and remember, you must sketch “anger,” “surprise,” and “happiness.” The last sketch is an emotion that you must chose.
Also, don’t just change the character’s mouth to express their emotions: Use their eyes, their eyebrows, their ears, maybe even the shape of their head? It’s up to you, but use everything you can to express what the character is feeling!
Below are the examples we went over in class for your sketchbook assignment this week. Remember, you need a minimum of 8 frames, but most people will use around 12 or so. Also remember, keep the action simple and fun. Don’t go too complicated with the story, or else we’ll have to dial back.
Below is a PDF file that has all the sketchbook assignments for this quarter:
- Sketchbooks – Quarter 3 (PDF)
Your sketchbook for next week (and the last one of the quarter) is called foreshortening. Basically, have a model lie down and then put yourself at one end of the person, relatively close to them. You are essentially to draw them in perspective. See below for examples of previous student’s sketches that I think will help you. And remember – Shade your drawing! Line drawings will not be accepted.
This Wednesday, you need to finish a 2-point perspective sketchbook. We’ve talked a lot about it in class, but here are a few examples to help you out. Remember these few points:
- This drawing needs to be from real-life. Not made-up, nor from some random picture on the internet. Draw what you see, including windows, doors, planters.
- You may take a photograph of your house and draw from that. However, please print it out, because it is basically impossible to get a proper level of detail from a 4″ iPhone screen. Printing it out in black and white might also help you see the shading/values a bit more, so this could be advantageous.
- Remember, in 2-point perspective, both sides of the house are going away from you, so they are both going back to a vanishing point.
- Also remember that the examples below, as well as the video, are just showing you the mechanics of how 2-point perspective works. Do not copy these examples, or do what s in the video. You are supposed to be drawing this from a real-life example.
This week’s sketchbook assignment is to draw a house in 1-pt perspective. This drawing is to be of a real house, and is also to be a value study (shaded) just like a normal sketchbook assignment.
Below are some examples of previous sketchbooks, and then below this a short video on drawing objects in 1-point perspective. Then below that is the notes from today’s class. Unfortunately, I did them much neater period 5, but I wasn’t recording it, of course.
Remember – you must draw your house with one of the sides facing you, and then one side going off into the distance. The second example is the best one, so pay extra attention to that one.
Here are a few examples of next week’s sketchbook assignment. Remember: This is a VALUE STUDY – no line drawings will be given credit. You must make at least a good attempt at shading your objects. Also remember to read the instruction on the handout that I posted on this website at the beginning of the quarter!
This week’ sketchbook assignment is old shoes: Find an old pair of shoes, and place them near a window or some other strong light source. Do a value study of those shoes. A couple of things to remember:
- Chose shoes that are old – new shoes are harder! Do not try and draw shiny shoes, either, as you will be dealing with reflections and that makes it very hard.
- Do not draw pure black shoes. This will also make things much harder.
- Make sure you have good shadows and highlights.
- TWO shoes (Even though one of the examples only has one)
- Fill the page!