V. Van Gogh


What are we doing?

  • Creating a drawing of 3-4 cylindrical objects in the still life
  • Showing that objects are in front of each other by showing overlapping and that closer objects are lower on the page
  • After completeing the drawing, we will use tracing paper to go over the drawing and thick and thin black markers to create lines
    that express emotion.
  • Two tracing paper emotional line drawings will be done
    that show different emotions
  • After completing the still lifes, we will add backgrouns that are UNIFIED in terms of using similar line quality, but CONTRAST enough so the objects do not blend with the background


How do we do this?

  • Choose 2 of the 8 emotions you created line compositions for in class based on Scott McCloud's drawings. Use the way you worked out for showing those emotions again in these drawings.
  • Sketch the shapes of the objects using either the CONTOUR method or the CYLINDER method that we learned in class.
  • Use the style of the types of lines you used for your emotion line drawings to define the shape of the objects and add details to the objects and the background of the drawing.
  • Frame your artwork at the end, and sign your masterpiece!


What should we make sure to do?

  • Take care and be neat. Pay attention to craftsmanship.
  • Vary the use of line (thin, thick, heavy, light, curvy, straight, fuzzy, sharp, etc.) to show emotion.


Accuracy of the shape of the objects
is as important as the use of line, so don't ignore it!


What are we graded on?

  • Participation in discussions
  • Craftsmanship (care, effort, and neatness)
  • Creativity, experimentation, and use of lines to show emotion
  • Behavior and enthusiasm (during class and during clean up)
  • Effort (in art work and during clean up)



































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