Your Challenge: cREATE ANILLUMINATED LETTER THAT REPRESENTSYOU, IN THE STYLE OF A MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATION
Step one IDEABRAINSTORM IMAGES TOINCLUDE ON YOURILLUMINATED LETTERDESIGN. NO CLICHES! BEMORE CREATIVE THANTHAT! sketch A MINIMUMOF 5 (AIM FOR 8 IMAGES)MEANINGFUL IMAGESDon’t draw the designfor your letteryet….JUST THE IMAGES YOUWANT TO INCLUDE
Step TWO: planTRACE TEMPLATE into sketchbook twice FOR THUMBNAIL SIZE. Create two completely different plans for your illuminated letterpICK A LETTERING STYLE FROM THEPACKET OR FROM THE BLOG, DRAW IN YOUR LETTERdECIDE ON A BORDER SHAPE/STYLE BEGIN TO INTEGRATE IN YOUR IMAGES TO YOUR LETTER, ADD INPATTERNS, ETC. Everything from your requirements list
dESIGN rEQUIREMENTS-YOUR INITIAL (OF FIRST NAMEOR LAST NAME) (USE THE SITESLINKED ON THE BLOG FOR FONTIDEAS)-A very INTRICATE, DETAILEDBORDER-different TYPES OF LINE (zig-zag, curly, curvy, straight,thick, thin, wavy, erratic,etc.)
dESIGN rEQUIREMENTS-at least 3 UNIQUE PATTERNS-AREAS OF OVERLAP-Integrate youRBRAINSTORMED IMAGES INTOYOUR DESIGN. WRAP THEMAROUND YOUR INITIAL, TIETHEM TO THE BORDER, MAKETHEM INTO A PATTERN, Enlargeportions of an object, ETC.Be inventive!!
BEFORE YOU GO ONpLEASE SHOW ME YOUR 2 THUMBNAILS BEFORE YOU CONTINUE ON TO STEP 3.
Materials Workshop crayonPlease open to a new half ofa page in your sketchbook,immediately after thesection where you’ve beenplanning your illuminatedletterLabel the area: materialsworkshop – crayon
Materials Workshop CRAYON-light value (lightpressure)-dark value (heavy pressure)-layered color-gradation (fade fromlight to dark-Fade (from one color toanother)
Step three refineChoose your best thumbnailsketch to enlarge andrefine. A. trace the template #2 in your sketchbook. b. ENLARGE YOUR BEST THUMBNAIL TO FILL THE SQUARE. C. Make it your best drawing possible – as you will trace your final from this drawing
Step FOUR PRACTICEPLAN FOR THE NEXT STAGES OF YOUR DRAWING.A. CHOOSE A COLOR SCHEME FOR YOURDRAWINGB. PLAN YOUR COLORS ON YOUR DRAFTVERSION. THIS IS A DRAFT SO IT DOESN’TNEED TO BE PERFECT – SHOW ME YOUKNOW HOW TO USE DIFFERENTBLENDING AND SHADING TECHNIQUESAND PLAN THE LOCATION OF COLORSc. Keep your colors balanced. Thinkabout what you want to emphasize!
STEP FIVETrace/ trANSFER to your final papera. ASK THE TEACHER FOR A PIECE OF FINAL PAPER. tRACE YOUR DRAFT VERSION USING THE LIGHT-TABLE OR THE WINDOWb. OR re-draw your template #2 draft version onto final paper. DRAW LIGHTLY!
STEP six detailingRefine your drawing withthose little extras and detailsA. Add in extra embellishments,details, lines, patterns, etc. tomake your drawing extremelyembellished.b. SHOW HOW ATTENTIVE TOCRAFTSMANSHIP YOU ARE! EXERCISEORIGINALITY AND PRIDE IN YOUR WORKBY BEING DILIGENT AND PRECISEc. gO OVER YOUR LINES WITH ATHIN SHARPIE MARKER
STEP seven COLORINGUse crayons like paint to ADD INCOLOR TO TRULY ILLUMINATE YOURLETTERA. REFERENCE YOUR DRAFT VERSION FOR COLORINGYOUR FINAL DRAWING.b. LAYER AND MIX COLORS ATOP LIGHT Layers ofcolor to create new colorsC. Use areas of transition, blending andfading of colors (orange transitioning toorange yellow transitioning into yellow)d. inCLUDE VALUE CHANGES (LIGHT GREEN FADINGTO DARK GREEN) AND SHOW DEPTH OF YOUROBJECTS THROUGH THE USE OF VALUE TO MAKETHINGS APPEAR ROUND AND TOUCHABLE
reflectionA. Circle what number you think you deserve on the rubric. Circle a number; not a wholesquare! Be honest! Make at least one meaningful comment in the appropriate blank box onthe rubric’s right side.B. Answer the following questions in complete sentences on the back of your rubric! 1.Describe how you integrated at least 3 of your objects into your illuminated letter (ex: wrapping them around your letter; as a pattern, etc.) Ex: I used my pencil to form the letter C. I also incorporated the ribbons to my ballet shoes by having them wrap around the letter C and trailing off into the border. My dinner plate was incorporated by enlarging the scale of it and having it cropped in the lower right corner, behind the C. 2.Describe in detail what 3 of the objects you incorporated represent or symbolize to you. I chose to incorporate the dinner plate because it represents the family dinners that my mom hosts throughout the year when I am able to catch up with my brothers and sisters and their families. I also included my teaching certiﬁcate because that symbolizes all of the hard work I put into becoming a teacher, as well as how much I value my job. Another object I included that is symbolic to me is my wedding ring which represents the strong bond and friendship that I have with my husband. 3.What is really successful about your illuminated letter and why is it so successful? Please do not say what you like about it. Nothing is not an answer I was really successful at using a gradation of value from light to dark. Behind my initial I used red that faded from a light value into a really deep, dark value red. This was so successful because it brought emphasis to my letter C by contrasting with the cool colors used on the letter. 4.What could you improve about illuminated letter? How would this improve your design? Do not say what you dislike. Nothing is not an answer. I could improve on the patterns I used in my illuminated letter. I think they weren’t as intricate and detailed as I could have made them and because of that the patterns tend to blend in with the background and do not make the drawing as interesting as could be.
accessioningname of work: titleDescription of work: what is it?Dimensions: sIZEaRT MEDIUM: WHAT MATERIALS DID YOU USE?ARTISTIC CONCEPT: WHAT WERE WE LEARNINGWITH THIS PROJECT?ARTIST’S REFLECTION: ANYTHING YOU WANTTO SAY ABOUT THE PROJECT, PROCESS OROUTCOME
accessioningDate: 9/27 or 9/28 Course: Studio Artname of work: Illuminated LetterDescription of work: An IlluminatedLetter incorporating objects that arepersonal and meaningful to meDimensions: 8” by 8”aRT MEDIUM: Sharpie Marker and CrayonARTISTIC CONCEPT: Value; Emphasis;Unity; Creativity and Concept DevelopmentARTIST’S REFLECTION: Anything you wantto say about the process; outcome orproject. Nothing is not an answer!