1. Use the entire page when working in your sketchbook. Pages with floating images will not be counted toward the completion of an assignment. 2. Sketchbook assignments do not have one right or wrong answer, just many possible solutions to a given problem. Each solution should be unique to your interpretation. The key to success is to make sure you meet all of the requirements given in the assignment sheet. 3. Always finish what you start, whether you like it or not. Don’t start a page and desert it. Go back to it later, change it, and make it into something. 4. NO CUTE, PRETTY, PRECIOUS, TRITE, or CLICHÉ IMAGES. This is a college level course. Express yourself! Find your voice; discover what it is you want to tell the world and then practice. Don’t expect to create a portfolio of pretty pictures to hang in your house.
Weekly Assignments Week 1- Contour Shoes (Due Dates: 4AC 9/19, 1BD 9/20) Using an entire page in your sketchbook create contour drawings of 3 shoes. Please review the general sketchbook guidelines below for expectations. This should include interior AND exterior detail. Week 2 - Artistaday.com Visit the website artistaday.com and find an artist you like from the archive. Using one page in your sketchbook write down the name of the artist, then print out an example of their work and paste it in your book.
Week 3- Buttons Draw an object that has 5 or more buttons using contour lines - no shading, use the entire page
Week 4-Eggs Draw 3 eggs using FULL VALUE> Find and print and paste 2 different pieces of artwork form Artistaday.com site. Week 5 - Words and Value Create a full-value drawing using the whole page of an object or group of objects that starts with the letter of the word that you wrote on your sketchbook page.
Week 6- Glass of Water Using an entire page in your sketchbook draw a glass of water - your glass MUST be clear and the liquid clear as well. Full Value (shading), Full Detail (contour), Full Page (composition)
Week 11 - X-ray Vision For this assignment you will create a skeleton for an object or fictitious character. Have fun with this one!