windowtoart: "Mixed Media": Contour to Collage Print to Painting Mixed Media 2 Mixed Media Choices
A FACE WITH MANY FEATURES
I love taking things apart and putting them back together again, and that's one of the joys of Interval.
After Art Level 2 had completed some basic design fundamentals, we combined (1) portrait study, (2) interval collage, (3) graphic print and (4) mixed media painting in one bag.
It was a great sequence. Let's take a look at the general procedures we followed.
- 1. The Portrait Study could begin with sketches of classmates or an assimilation of 3 head shots from magazines, or a personal drawing. The contour drawing was planned on 12"X18" white drawing paper.
Lines representing facial planes and shadows, and structures of eye/brows, nose, chin, cheek, etc. were to be the displayed as suggested in the above demo.
- 2. When completed, a copy of the drawing was made before the interval cutting would begin. This was handed in and the first sequence was completed.
- 3. All lines of the Contour Drawing are cut, separated and then recut over 2 layers of collage materials of choice: construction, origami, wallpapers; thin fabrics, sandpaper, printed sheets, etc. The intervals are finally arranged on 18"X24" formats which allows room for separation.
- 4. The Graphic Print is developed from the interval collage. Vellum or tracing paper is placed over the collage and various crayon rubbings in singular, light/dark contrasts, reversal, or multi-blends.
- 5. The final sequence, a Mixed Media Painting needs one more wax print on white drawing paper. Contrasting watercolors are applied over the rubbings which flow to the unwaxed areas and give a powerful color enhancement.
|Well, that's the gist of it. A look at Page 2
will show a student's sequence in all the stages at once. Check it out!|
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