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Extinct animal line variety

  1. 1. EXTINCT MYSTERIESA study in line variation and watercolor washes
  2. 2. LINE AND VARIATION• In our last project we examined line through pattern and color and its property to symbolize: Building Respect.• The resulting image was expressionistic and metaphorical.
  3. 3. CLAIRE SCULLY
  4. 4. • Claire Scully is a contemporary artist who employs delicate line variation to her series of work called: the Quiet Revolusion.• Here animals are depicted as almost beaded creatures. Fox >
  5. 5. MORE EXAMPLES
  6. 6. MORE EXAMPLES
  7. 7. EXTINCT ANIMALS• An animal that is extinct is no longer in existence on the planet.• The most common example of these for us to think of are dinosaurs.• These are feathered dinosaurs believed to be transitional animals to the common day bird.
  8. 8. EXTINCT ANIMALS CONT…• But people often forget the prehistoric mammals of the Ice Age.• After the world became colder and hostile to dinos, mammals had a chance to explode in size!
  9. 9. RECENT EXTINCTIONS…• There are many animals that have become extinct in recent history.• The Dodo is just such an example. It became extinct in the 1600’s due to humans over hunting it.
  10. 10. RESOURCES http://www.50birds.com/extan/gextanimals1.htm This is good resource for extinct animals. http://www.search4dinosaurs.com/ This is a good resource for dinosaurshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Mammal/by/prehistoric This has some prehistoric mammals Always use google imaages too!
  11. 11. WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES• In this assignment you will also be experimenting with watercolor paint and the different techniques:• You will create a background for your extinct animal using different watercolor techniques. WET ON DRY This refers to painting on a dry surface like paper directly with your paint
  12. 12. WET ON WETThis is when you apply wet paint to an already wet surface.
  13. 13. Salt on WatercolorThis is when you sprinkle salt on wet watercolor pigment.
  14. 14. STUDENT WORKThese studentswere workingwith mythicalcreatures, but Ishow thembecause of theirexcellent linevariation andwatercolortechnique.
  15. 15. MORE EXAMPLES…
  16. 16. RULE OF THIRDS!DON’T PLACE AN OBJECT DIRECTLY IN CENTER!
  17. 17. RULE OF THIRDS? DID THEY USE IT?
  18. 18. CONTINUED…
  19. 19. YOUR TASK:1. First you will create a watercolor wash background of colors of your choosing.2. After the watercolor has dried you will draw your extinct creature in pencil on top of the watercolor background.3. You will use a fine-lined black pen to fill your animal with fantastical line variations. REMEMBER LINE VARIETY!!!!! Not just straight or curly but all.4. Detail matters!!!
  20. 20. FIRST! RESEARCH YOUR EXTINCT ANIMAL! REMEMBER!• EXTINCT = An animal that is extinct is no longer in existence on the planet.• Pokemon is not extinct since it never existed in the REAL world!• TODAY! (See class website for instructions for your sketchbook)• & Due by Next Class, Tuesday!• 1. Research your extinct animal of choice.• 2. Draw an example in your sketchbook.• 3. Practice which patterns you will use.
  21. 21. FOCUS ON CONTOUR LINE-OUTLINE YOUR ANIMAL FIRST! 1. DRAW THE OUTLINE!!! DO NOT WORRY About details yet!
  22. 22. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW THE WHOLE ANIMAL!

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