Your Assignment:<br />To create a totally non- objective (abstract) piece of art, using lines, colors, shapes, space and composition that represents a piece of music of your choosing.<br />DAY 1<br />Listen to your music and draw to it….just go!<br />Make 3 thumbnail sketches- thinking about what type of lines, shapes and composition you want. (where will you place things, do you want it balanced?)<br />Some things should overlap others<br />Think about movement, repetition, diagonals<br />Check with me then add color to your favorite. Think about what the color you choose expresses. What colors will dominate? Opposite colors or analogous? <br />Check with me… then get a larger piece of paper, and with pencil sketch out your composition. Use a ruler for straight lines!<br />
DAY 2<br />Begin to color your piece. Background and large areas first! Consider blending to add more interest and sophistication. (Instead of straight blue, consider going form light blue to deep blue.)<br />Work neatly, use a ruler for straight lines. <br />
As a picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth, or as one in blue has apparently a cooling effect, so green is only boring. (Wassily Kandinsky)<br />
The Color Wheel<br />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.<br />Being able to use colors consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results.<br />
Warm and cool colors<br />The color circle can be divided into warm and cool colors.<br />Warm colors are vivid and energetic, and tend to advance in space.<br />Cool colors give an impression of calm, and create a soothing impression.<br />White, black and gray are considered to be neutral<br />
Complementary color scheme<br />Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors (example: red and green).<br />The high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation. This color scheme must be managed well so it is not jarring.<br />Complementary color schemes are tricky to use in large doses, but work well when you want something to stand out.<br />
The edges of contrasting colors may seem to vibrate or move:<br />FREAKY! <br />
Analogous color scheme<br />Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs.<br />Analogous color schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye.<br />
-Oil pastel tips:-Start with light colors first-Try to start with large areas first, details last-Layer and blend some colors-Create a gradient to add space (ex. Light blue to dark blue)-Overlap to create depth<br />
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