Students are working on their Altered book VALUE 2 page spread. Last week they picked a portrait from a magazine and ripped out the center section. This section they will replace with a value drawing. Students will be using a range of shading pencils from ebony, HB, and 2H to get very dark and very light value ranges. Students will then glue the magazine portrait into their altered book and decorate the altered book with black and white values for the rest of the 2 page spread. Students must also include the title: Value and its definition: lightness and darkness in a work of art. See the sample below for more ideas.
Students have begun creating thumbnail sketches for their skeleton composition. They will use view finders to crop in on an interesting part of the skeleton to help draw accurate contours. They will then add shading using various drawing pencils. Finally, students will create a choice of backgrounds using either watercolor techniques or bubble printmaking to create interest in the negative space.
Students are beginning thumbnails of their next project which will be of a value drawing of a skeleton. Students will have to create accurate and proportionate contours of their skeleton using a viewfinder to crop in on their composition. They will then add value shading to the skeleton based on the lighting in class.
We are finishing up our value drawings this week. Students should be done with the value of the balls of paper by the end of class today and should be working on the background shadows tomorrow and friday.
The past week we have been working on shading values with pencil and white charcoal on black paper. This is in preparation for our large still life value drawing we will work on for the next two weeks. We have been learning how to do create a still life beginning with a gesture sketch, using a pencil to measure accurate contour lines and then fill in the light with black and white values.
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test
Mrs. Denison has been teaching at Lost Mountain Middle School for 5 years.