Introduction Choose interesting and complex objects Observe negative space Draw the object from observation not from pictures (consider close up or unusual angles)
Apples in Red Bowl, Nicole EtienneEast Sussex, 1958, by Bill Brandt
Practice Observational Drawings Use a viewfinder Complete a mixed media double page spread of small but accurate drawings using complex objects. Be creative and original! Use any drawing medium or mixed media: paint, pencil, chalk, oil pastel, pen, etc.
Sketchbook Development with ArtReference Develop your sketches into more interesting ideas. Experiment! You can distort, idealize, repeat, etc. Research techniques or styles of a well known artist. Comment on work using specialist vocabulary of art. Cite your sources.
Michael Paulus CHUCK CLOSE "Self Portrait/Woodcut" 2002 43 colour handpainted woodcut on Nishinouchi paper paper size: 31 x 25 inches edition of 60
Half Page Sketches of your FinalIdeas Work more with some of your best ideas to produce some small rough ‘thumbnail’ sketches. produce two half page sketches to show a final 2D expressive art idea and a final printmaking idea.
The Final Works Create a visually exciting final piece of work, using one or more of the best ideas from your sketchbook exploration Produce a finished, well thought out print using one of the methods demonstrated or a combination of more than one.