Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Political Cartoons Due

Cartoons are due Monday November 20th and for classes that meet the next day on the 21st.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Political Cartoons

Click on the link below for information on our extended jumpstart. We are doing political cartoons and the person who does the best job has a chance to be published.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Boot Camp Continued...

We're learning the fundamentals to painting digitally. Once you've completed your spheres, pears, and perspective images you are going to advance to utilizing a master study based upon the movie or tv show of your choice.

Cinematographers are masters of composition and lighting to tell a story. So not only will this be a study of painting, but the context of the story will be effected by the basic art fundamentals we will be analyzing and recreating. We'll approach this project as two values...

4 values 

and then fully colored...

Keep up your sketchbooks!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fear Factor

In order to gain success we have to push through our fears of failure. As an extended jumpstart we are to draw something we are afraid of. The reason is that as artists, we are creators, who are in control. Your fears can't harm you if you are creating a controlled environment for them. You can even make them silly. 

The point is that students are being taught that many of the things we feared when we were small we no longer fear because we learned to gain control of those things in our lives. Such as, if you fear the dark, when you get older you simply turn on the light switch. The light switch we are using in our classes is our minds.

In addition, art is communication. Communication tied to emotion can be more powerful. So we are also exploring how to tie emotion to our images. Please draw your image to be at least 5 by 7 inches.

These are due October 27th.