Contour Line Drawings with a Twist
Day 2: Product Drawing
The students practice their new knowledge of contour and cross contour line drawings by drawing out products and faces in a contour line drawing form. The students free handed the products in their sketchbook and created the contours of the face by drawing over a magazine advertisement in pen to show the different plains of the face.
Day 4: Becoming a Graphic Designer
Students began the outline of their final copy to create a blue print and map out where their paper lines should go. The students learned how to create different quilling shapes to meet the forms they were looking for.
Day 6: In-Progress Critique
Students gave their peers positive and helpful feedback midway into their projects. The students did this critique in an Empathetic Art Critique meaning they started with a positive statement or compliment, gave a suggestion to help make the image more effective using a "what if..." statement ( ex: "what if you used more warm colors to create emphasis") and finished by giving another compliment to the work of art.
Day 1: Contour & Cross Contour Line Drawings
The students started their project learning about contour and cross contour line drawings. The students used an apple and drew the cross contour lines on their apple using a pen. The students then used this tool to help draw out a realistic looking apple using this new knowledge. Once complete, the students took on the challenge of drawing out realistic hands using the cross contour process.
Day 3: Introduction to Rococo and Yulia Brodskaya
The students are introduced to the Rococo Art movement and learn about Yulia Brodskaya who takes the old style of paper quilling and modernizes it by creating works of art for big businesses such as Coke, Target, and Ford to name a few. The students were asked to take on the job of an graphic designer and create a work of art based off of a company that relates to them. Students chose several companies ranging from Nike to Sephora to Pepsi and many others. The students then began their preliminary sketches in the sketchbook before beginning their final works of art in the still of Yulia Brodskaya.
Day 5: The Rolling Begins
The students begin to create the outline and details of their rolled advertisement using a variety of colored construction paper, makeshift quills and glue. The students quickly learned that this was a slow process that required a lot of patience and diligence.