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Yr 10 acrylic insects

  1. 1. Tuesday Acrylic insect compositions 10th December2013 Experimenting with acrylic paint and composition to create a painting in the style of Eugene Seguy WHY TRY Trial your giant insects in unusual compositions. Keep a colour mixing test sheet next to your work Using artists work as a starting point for your designs Using new materials and techniques - Acrylic paints. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are neede d to se e this picture. CHALLENGE Extending your knowledge of the colour wheel Use the colour wheel to help you test out colour combinations. Paint your insects in bright neon’s, harmonius colours or warm/cool colours
  2. 2. Acrylic is a popular art medium because of its versatility. For both beginners and accomplished artists alike, acrylic is great for exploring new techniques and expanding creativity. Acrylic paint is synthetic (humanmade) and can be applied thickly with rich textures, similar to oil paint, or it can be applied in thin washes or glazes, like water colour. It can even be used to paint precision and minute detail. Experiment with mixing colours using the Different colour combinations discussed later.
  3. 3. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are neede d to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are neede d to see this picture. Eugene Seguy Prints for fabric designs. What colour schemes have been used? How has black ink been used? What effect does this have? QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this picture .
  4. 4. QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are need ed to see this picture. What do you notice about his print compositions? How have the insects been displayed?
  5. 5. Think about your use of colour. Colors affect us in numerous ways, both mentally and physically. A strong red color has been shown to raise the blood pressure, while a blue color has a calming effect. Being able to use colors consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are neede d to se e this picture. Name the three primary colours? Name the three secondary colours?
  6. 6. Warm and cool colors The color circle can be divided into warm and cool colors. Warm colors are vivid and energetic, and tend to advance in space. Cool colors give an impression of calm, and create a soothing impression. White, black and gray are considered to be neutral. QuickTime™ and a decompress or are needed to see this picture.
  7. 7. Tints, Shades, and Tones A colour can be made lighter by adding white, the result is called a tint. QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture . If black is added, the darker version is called a shade. QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture . And if gray is added, the result is a different tone. QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture .
  8. 8. Experiment with different colour schemes using your knowlegde of the colour wheel. QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture . Complementary colour scheme Colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel are considered to be complementary colours The high contrast of complementary colours creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation. QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture . Analogous colour scheme Analogous colour schemes use colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs. Analogous colour schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. Make sure you have enough contrast when choosing an analogous colour scheme. QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture . Triadic colour scheme A triadic colour scheme uses colours that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. Triadic colour schemes tend to be quite vibrant, even if you use pale or unsaturated versions of your hues.
  9. 9. Success Criteria Use your collage squares to practice Painting with acrylics. Use each of the four colour schemes Discussed to paint your test boxes.

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