Tunnel Book ConceptCreate a sculptural tunnel book, composed of adrawing of your Roman city, modernized to the21st century in 1 and 2 point perspective andwith observational drawing.
Parts Of The Tunnel Book• A modern Roman city’s foreground in 1 point perspective• A modern Roman city’s middleground in 2 point perspective• A modern Roman city’s background• Atmosphere (sky)• Other pieces to the city drawn to look 3- dimensional
Materials for Tunnel Book • Cut Paper • Pen and Ink • Gouache/ Watercolor
What We’re Learning• Concepts – 1 and 2 point perspective – Observational Drawing – Shape and Form• Materials – Goauche – Watercolor – Pen and Ink – Cut Paper to create Sculptural Tunnel Book
Step 1: Select Your Site• Pick an area of your Roman city plan you’d like to draw for your tunnel book – a view down a street – an intersection – a dynamic section of the city
Step 2: Surviving Buildings• Decide what would survive for 2000 years – larger buildings – buildings that are architecturally important • Triumphal Arches • Amphitheatres • Fountains • Sculptures – buildings that are culturally important • Temples • Basilicas
Step 3: Modernizing• For the pieces that didn’t survive decide what would be the modern equivalent – Marketplace would become a modern mall – A bathhouse becomes a spa or salon – A tenement house becomes a large apartment complex – A tavern becomes a chain restaurant - Applebee’s; Chilis; McDonald’s – An amphitheatre becomes a football stadium – Stables become a car dealership or a gas station – Use your creativity to come up with many many more!
Step 4: Planning the Extras• Add in extras to make for a modern city. – Skyscrapers – Streetlights – Cars – Buses – Trains – Airplanes
Step 5: Foreground, Middleground, Background, atmopshere• Using the list of buildings you’ve generated in steps 1 through 4 as well the section of the city you’ve selected make a list of what you’ll have in – Foreground – Middleground – Background – Atmosphere NOTE – some of your extras may be made separately and then attached later on to your tunnel book. For example, a car may be drawn separately in perspective and pasted into the book at the end of the project
Step 6: Visual References• Using the list of buildings you’ve developed in Step 5 gather images to use as references for your tunnel book – Use the blog for Roman City Reference Links – Use the Internet for modern buildings – Do some observational drawing on the bus; in the car or while you’re daydreaming!!
Step 7: CITY References• Use the links on the blog under Cool City Links to find some inspiration for your upcoming city drawings
STUDIO ART• Please grab – 8 sheets of white computer paper from the front table – A ruler• You’ll need your Art Rx sheet and a pencil for the start of class
Roman City Tunnel Book• Once you have your Roman City Tunnel Book planning completed you can begin to draft the drawing• We’ll spend today working on preparing the paper for your draft with borders; horizon lines and vanishing points• Those that aren’t finished with their Roman city plans or their planning research can finish that after we ALL do this together
Suggestions• If adding roads to your city, think about how they will have to relate to each subsequent page – foreground; middleground; background • Remember foreground buildings should be the largest as they are the closest to you. Other buildings can be taller, but should look as though they are farther away • Use the boAom border line of your pages as the area to start your city – this way you don’t have to worry about the boAom of your buildings • Make this to the best of your ability – you’ll be able to trace it over onto ﬁnal copy paper • Remember that you’ll be painEng this work so don’t make your drawings too Eny
Next Steps - Mockette• Create a model of what your ﬁnished book may look like • Using an X-‐Acto knife on the back of your sketchbook/folder OR a pair of scissors, cut out the negaEve space of your book but not the borders! • Do this with all of your pages except for your atmosphere page
Next Steps - Mockette• Using 2 scrap sheets of computer paper together fold into a thin fan • Unfold and make sure each mirrors the other
Next Steps - Mockette Foreground • Using tape rolls, tape your atmosphere page to the last fold of your zig zag sheets • Add your foreground as at the front of the zig zag sheets Atmosphere
Next Steps - Mockette Foreground • Using tape rolls, Extras add in your middleground and Middleground background in Extras order and any extras you’ve created Background Atmosphere
Mockette• Check to see if your mockeAe needs any changes • Can you see every building? • Are there blank spaces? • Does it seem empty in places? • You can make these changes when you move onto your ﬁnal version
Color Planning• Plan your colors out on your draU version using colored pencils to make sure your colors work well together • Make notes to yourself to remember what you need to mix where
Transfer to Final Paper• Carefully take your mockeAe apart page by page • See me for the ﬁnal drawing paper • First use a ruler to draw your 1 inch borders on the foreground; middleground and background
Transfer to Final Paper• Use the light table, window or re-‐draw your drawings on your ﬁnal paper making sure you are lined up within the borders • Don’t worry about Eny details as you will be painEng over your lines • Trace over all 4 pages of your book and trace your extras onto a separate page of ﬁnal paper
Before Painting - Masking• You may wish to mask the borders of your papers, meaning you are ‘masking’ the area underneath the tape from paint • Make sure to get a lot of the sEckiness out of your tape before applying it, otherwise you’ll rip your paper
Painting• Use your goauche set to paint your city extremely carefully! • If it helps – x out what you don’t need to paint – meaning that which will be cut out when dry • Think about having a wide variety of colors and values – especially for the tops; sides and fronts of buildings
Inking• Use the thin Sharpies along with a ruler or templates to ink in all of the ﬁne details to your book • The more details you have the beAer • Think of what’s inside of windows, think of textures, thinking of all those liAle extras
Cutting• Similar to how you assembled your mockeAe, cut the negaEve space from your ﬁnal drawings, being careful not to cut the borders and not to have any unclean cuts!
Assembly• Fold 2 pieces of Foreground drawing paper in Extras your zig zags again Middleground making sure they mirror one another • Carefully tape your Extras book together • Once everything is in Background place put some glue in place of the tape being careful with where your glue lines Atmosphere are located
Assessment• Fill out your rubric with a comment and pick a number for each criteria • Answer the reﬂecEon quesEons on the back of your rubric • Find the reﬂecEon quesEons in the binders and on the blog