Saturday, December 20, 2008

Colored Pencil Drawings

Drawing and Painting students have there first experience with COLOR! Using colored pencil as the medium, students create value and texture in these tiny drawings.
(each one measures around 3"x5")

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Combining drawing from life and drawing from imgaination, students studied the anatomy of their hands and incorporated them into environments to create a sense of surreal fantasy.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Emotive Pen Drawings

Students studied pen techniques and learned how to create a range of values with them. With that knowledge, the students have drawn portraits which convey emotion or expression and created the value for them by combining a collection of words that describe the emotive qualities of the photograph instead of the traditional cross-hatching or stippling type pen techniques.

Symmetrical Design

Students combine design and mathematical concepts while creating a symmetrical design.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Graphite Portraits

After studying the early work of Chuck Close, the students began to work in the photo realist style by creating a self portrait. Working in the Grid Method, such as Close does, the students used graphite to record the contour line, and then apply value to make their faces come alive.