|windowtoart "Drawing":INTRO 2 Boxes A Boxes B Intro Drawing Choices|
Our last 2 practices were to express a cylinder in both a closed opaque and open transparent form. We did a brief review of forming an elipse, drew down from the sides, and sketched the bottom elipse between them.
Another drawing tool was introduced with the transparent glass--the "kneaded eraser". This nicely stretchable, formable eraser can be shaped to flat, pointed, and rounded forms to lift off charcoal and form lighter grays and white, as shown on the bottom right. Here, the eraser was shaped to a rounded point and created the horizontal, vertical and curved white and light gray highlights in the glass form. The kneaded eraser can be kneaded after each use to always maintain a clean surface for the next use.
The graded assignment was to assemble a drawing of all the practices in any order, and to add a new drawing of their own. The left split circle and opposite shadings is an example. Below, is a sample on 12" X 18" drawing paper, the wide dimension folded in half twice and then all folded in half once.
The charcoal practices aimed to aquaint beginning students with a relatively quick drawing medium, give them single applications to learn how best to employ charcoal sticks, vine charcoal, blending tools, and kneaded erasers to achieve at least 4 different values for each practice drawing. Their own applications would follow.
|Next, with simple rectangles, we organized open and closed BOXES for a value and tool practice before tackling a study of our own. Ready?|