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    • Some things to consider as you begin to advance your drawing skills.
    • This semester we will continue to develop your observational drawing skills while also focusing on the concept you are trying to convey with your drawings.
    • These first two drawings are technically stunning-- they utilize graphite drawing skills and compositional awareness while incorporating imagined elements that strictly follow value rules.
    • In an attempt to further understand your materials we will focus on the mark marking capabilities and the meaning and mood you can express when using expressive marks.
    • We will also work with understanding the effect different drawing surfaces can have on your final product. Occasionally the surface that you draw on can supply added meaning to your drawings.
    • Do you think this drawing was made from observation? The artist has a very clear understanding of the rules of perspective, value, and shadow.
    • Throughout the semester we will revisit concepts covered in Basic Drawing in an attempt to improve your skills with contour and value. We will also work with more complex ideas, such as color.
    • Drawings will have a basis in observed subjects while experimentation with materials will hopefully lead to some exciting results.
    • This image was made using the exact same materials as the one before-- notice the different results!
    • While this image is rather surreal, notice that every element is based on observational reality.
    • This work is straight from observation, but the mark making and use of ink make it expressive and moody.
    • This stylized drawing is simplified from observed experience. Notice the detail in the leaves and berries.
    • Marcel Dzama does strange, small drawings. Again, their success is due to his ability to refer back to basic rules of perspective and figure drawing.
    • Jim Woodridge’s graphite drawings utilize perspective and value.
    • Chris Ware is a comic artist whose drawings are created from his imagination, but are always informed by drawing and compositional rules. Notice the great use of two-point perspective in this piece!