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You have a sketchbook assignment due on the Wednesday, April 11 (the Wednesday we come back from break).  You need to draw a profile of a person’s face – make sure it fills the page pretty well, and here are a couple of examples:

 

Sketchbook – Body in Motion

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Below are some examples of the sketchbook that have been done in years past.  Remember what we talked about in class, and keep in mind Duchamp’s famous painting:

 

 

And here are some examples of what a few students have done with this assignment in the past:”

 

 

Sketchbook Assignment – Emotions

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This week your sketchbook is to create four emotions for your character.  You have to do four sketches of your character showing a certain emotion:  Anger, Surprise, Happiness, and one more that is your choice.  Remember that there is so much more to emotions than just your characters mouth.  Change how big their eyes are, or change their ears.  Make their hair change, or maybe do other things that will show the emotion that you want to convey.  Below are a few examples of this done in the past, but not all of them comply completely with the requirements for this sketchbook assignment.

 

Sketchbook Example – Storyboards

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This week’s sketchbook is a storyboard – Below is one excellent examples.  Make sure you read the description and requirements on the Sketchbook Assignment handout carefully!

 

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This week, you need to draw a character as if you were planning your character for an animation.  You will NOT be required to put this character in the animation that we are working on now (although you could if you wanted to), so do not worry about the complexity of the character – make it the best and most detailed design that you can!  Below are some examples of good character designs – but not all of these examples follow the rules, so make sure you read the description on the Sketchbook sheet that I gave you last Friday.

 

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.

 

 

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:

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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!

 

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Here are some examples of your sketchbook assignment that is due next week!  If you want my advice, stay away from metal/glass objects so that you don’t have to deal with the reflections.