Atmospheric Perspective and CollageThe Control of FranciscoNicholas Bohac
* Last project we examined the different properties of watercolor painting: Wet on Dry, Wet on Wet, Blowing, Plastic Wrap, and Salt.* Then we re-examined Line Variation through illustrating extinct animals.
*Atmospheric Perspective or Aerial Perspective:• The effect the atmosphere has on the appearance of an object as it is viewed from a distance.• As the distance between an object and a viewer increases, the contrast between the object and its background decreases, and the contrast of any markings or details within the object also decreases.• The colors of the object also become less saturated and shift towards the background color, which is usually blue.
Lighter: further away! *less detailsDarker: closer*More detail
Leonardo Da Vinci: Mona LisaA very famous example ofAtmospheric Perspective inpainting.Mona Lisa is darker in contrast tothe background receding throughcolor behind her.
*Foreground: The part of a view that is nearest to the observer, esp. in a picture or photograph.*
*Middleground : is the visual plane located between both the foreground and background.*Background: is the plane in a composition perceived furthest from the viewer.
* 2 Sketched examples!
* Eric Carle is an illustrator most famous for his children’s book : The Very Hungry Caterpillar* Eric Carle’s art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand- painted papers which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images.*
* Nicholas Bohac is a contemporary San Francisco artist who uses collage to assemble real and imagined landscapes.*
* You will create a landscape collage painting based off an original photograph. * You will be using Eric Carle and Nik Bohac’s method of painting paper and cutting it up to assemble your landscape. * Your landscape must illustrate the concept of: Foreground, Middleground, and Background.*
* First you will either use the sketch we create in class today or find/take apersonal photographs that demonstrates Foreground, Middleground, and Background. * Practice sketching this in your sketchbook.*
* Using your photo as a reference and cut out pieces from magazines, collage them to your pencil drawing contour lines of your final piece landscape.* Do not make your cut out pieces too large. Each piece of collage paper should try and not be any longer than 6 inches.* REMEMBER detail is interesting more provocative to look at.*
* Find pieces with color or patterns that match your photo. * The colors of this must directly relate to the colors in your reference photograph. * NO SYMBOLS! * SMALL PIECES NOT BIG!*
* NOW IN CLASS, Using a page in your sketchbook:* 1. Copy this basic contour line drawing of background, middleground and foreground & label!
How will you draw this outside on the bleachers?-What’s in foreground? –Middleground? –Background?-OUTLINE or CONTOUR LINE OF MAJOR SHAPES! (Trees, Hills, Sky!)
* NOW! Grab a piece of paper, eraser & pencil. * 4 pieces of tape on each corner.*
*HOMEWORK: Bring or find a photo & SketchContour lines in your sketchbook by Wednesday! • Are you happy with your sketch? IF NOT, what photo will you take for this project? • Do you have a photo already that you can use? • NO PHOTOS FROM GOOGLE IMAGES!! • REMEMBER YOU WILL BE COLLAGING THIS IMAGE!!