COLOR STUDY 3: COLORED PENCIL APPLICATIONS
The joy of art learning is in the doing. The challenge of limitation to only 3 primary pencil colors was lifted once the process of layering and color classifications was practiced. Not surprisingly, many students preferred to stay with only the primaries and chose to continue mixing their own blends.
Introductory Applications With "Changeovers"
The requirement for these beginning art students with little or no art background, was to create a drawing of at 8-10 shapes showing a variety of sizes and good arrangement. The drawing was to be divided into 3 major areas using 2 diagonal lines. Any style of drawing was welcome and a practice form was provided. Each area was to demonstrate one or two different color classifications. Using only the primary pencils or more was an option. The diagonals were the "changeover" mark where colors had to switch to another color group. These were very good "first time" results.
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Portrait Study With "Pattern"
This was a larger format--18" x 24" and was a concluding part of a study of student portrait drawing. The "changeover" concept is much more detailed and you'll notice, each art work has a unique background pattern structure that affects the placement of the complementary colors blends within it. Each pattern is a visible aspect of the drawing. Some offered various sizes of color spaces while others were consistant. From left to right the backgrounds are hexagonal, right angle "squares", radiation from a central point and crossed circles. The portrait effects are very exciting and different-- passive, frenzied, delicate and strong. How would you characterize each one?