There was a big fight in the art room. Luckily I caught it on camera. Ok, JK. Actually, this week we took a look at Proportions with a focus on using foreshortening. There were some questions about how the arm might look if held in a certain position so we posed and took the photos for a reference.
This piece, still in the works, is another example of a student trying out foreshortening. It's a tricky concept but can really enhance the figures our students are drawing. More dynamic posses result in more dynamic works.
Along with the basics of proportion, 71\2 heads tall and foreshortening, we also took a look at the muscles. Understanding the muscle in the human body and how they work can help a student to better understand how the body moves and bends which helps the student draw better figures. Here is a sketch a student decided to draw in order to better understand the muscles.
Tuesday Table: Marbling
Meanwhile, for those not at all interested in drawing the figure, our Tuesday table was Marbling. Marbling is fun but is also sort of messy. Half the fun comes from not really knowing what your final piece will look like.
The experimentation with different colors and different methods results in different results on the paper. Once you start, its sort of addictive. Needless to say, a lot of marbling happened this week.
As always, the choice of what to accomplish is left up to the artists. So it goes without saying that there were students who wanted to go in a different direction. Like the drawing above. Its a sketch from observation of some paper clips. One of the AP students is working on it as part of her Breadth portfolio. (unfortunately, the glare from the light made for a poor photo)
He had never created a silk screen but was interested in learning how it worked.
They are working on a ginormous Tweety Bird using complimentary colors. This is actually a project they developed from last week's Concept, Appropriation.
This is funny ;)
The Art of South B: displaying the art from students at South Brunswick High School, NC
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