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Extinct animal line variety

  1. 1. EXTINCT MYSTERIES A study in line variation and watercolor washes
  2. 2. •  In our last project we examined line through pattern and color and its property to symbolize: Educating Hearts & Minds. •  The resulting image was expressionistic and metaphorical. LINE AND VARIATION
  3. 3. This project will be on representing an extinct animal through contour line (outline) and patterns. PROJECT #2: EXTINCT ANIMAL LINE DRAWING
  4. 4. ARTIST FEATURE: CLAIRE SCULLY -LINE & PATTERNS REPRESENTING ANIMALS
  5. 5. •  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 >
  6. 6. MORE EXAMPLES
  7. 7. MORE EXAMPLES
  8. 8. •  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. EXTINCT ANIMALS
  9. 9. •  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! EXTINCT ANIMALS CONT…
  10. 10. •  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. RECENT EXTINCTIONS…
  11. 11. http://www.50birds.com/extan/gextanimals1.htm This is good resource for extinct animals. http://www.search4dinosaurs.com/ This is a good resource for dinosaurs http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Mammal/by/prehistoric This has some prehistoric mammals Always use google imaages too! RESOURCES
  12. 12. •  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 WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES
  13. 13. WET ON WET This is when you apply wet paint to an already wet surface. WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES
  14. 14. WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES Salt on Watercolor This is when you sprinkle salt on wet watercolor pigment.
  15. 15. •  Excellent line variation and watercolor technique. 2012 STUDENT WORK EXAMPLES
  16. 16. MORE EXAMPLES… Mythical Creature by Alison Lander, 2011 •  Can you find the name of the extinct animal on the right?
  17. 17. CREATIVE WATERCOLOR PLACEMENT
  18. 18. DRAWING JUST THE HEAD OR USING THE ENVIRONMENT?
  19. 19. MORE THAN 1 ANIMAL
  20. 20. RULE OF THIRDS! DON’T PLACE AN OBJECT DIRECTLY IN CENTER!
  21. 21. RULE OF THIRDS? DID THEY USE IT?
  22. 22. CONTINUED…
  23. 23. 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!!! YOUR TASK:
  24. 24. 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. FIRST! RESEARCH YOUR EXTINCT ANIMAL!
  25. 25. 1. DRAW THE OUTLINE!!! DO NOT WORRY About details yet! FOCUS ON CONTOUR LINE- OUTLINE YOUR ANIMAL FIRST!
  26. 26. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAW THE WHOLE ANIMAL!

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