Grid Drawing Project


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Grid Drawing Project

  1. 1. Grid Drawing Worth 100 PointsMr. Klaber’s Shakira Grid Drawing (animation)
  2. 2. What is a Grid Drawing?• A drawing that utilizes a grid to simplify the proportions and shapes of a desired photo.
  3. 3. Why Grid?• It’s easy to learn and helps train the eye in the matter of proportion.
  4. 4. • Describes the size, location or amount of one element to another (or to the whole) in a work.
  5. 5. POP QUIZ!
  6. 6. When comparing these two pictures, name twothings on the left that are out of proportion? Neck and Hair Nose and Forehead
  7. 7. Yes. The nose and foreheadare WAY OFF! Time to go to the next slide.
  8. 8. Nope. Thoseare fine. It’s the nose and forehead thatare WAY OFF!
  9. 9. Famous Grid Artist: Chuck Close • Photo-Realist Painter • Life was filled with tragedy at a young age • Confined in wheelchair
  10. 10. Chuck Close: Gridding Process• Starts with gridded photo• Transfers scaled grid onto canvas• He always starts in a corner of the canvas
  11. 11. Chuck Close: Interview
  12. 12. Chuck Close: Examples of Work Big Self Portrait, Chuck Close, 1967 (pencil)
  13. 13. Chuck Close: Examples of Work Abbildung 8: Leslie, Chuck Close, 1973 (painting)
  14. 14. Chuck Close: Examples of Work Mark, Chuck Close, 1979 (painting)
  15. 15. Chuck Close: Examples of Work Lucas, Chuck Close, 1993 (painting)
  16. 16. Chuck Close: Other Links• Chuck Close: Process and Collaboration• The Colbert Report Interview (2010)• Chuck Close: Details
  17. 17. How to Grid Draw:
  18. 18. How to Grid Draw (Recap):• Find your photo and make sure it’s at least 8 or more inches on each side (width and height)
  19. 19. How to Grid Draw (Recap):• Make 1 inch by 1 inch squares all over your photo so it looks like this:
  20. 20. How to Grid Draw (Recap):• Grid your drawing paper 2 inches by 2 inches and in the same dimension as the photo so it looks like this:
  21. 21. Breaking it Down:• When you are working on one individual grid, it helps to break it down further to see where lines intersect and where details should go:
  22. 22. • There are two different methods of grid drawing: –Grid at a Time –Outline Drawing
  23. 23. Example of a Grid at a Time:• Solely focus on one square at a time drawing, shading everything perfectly before moving on to the next one.
  24. 24. Example of a Outline Drawing:• Solely focus on getting the major lines and details first. Then going back and completing the shading.
  25. 25. Example of a Outline Drawing:• Solely focus on getting the major lines and details first. Then going back and completing the shading.
  26. 26. Grid Drawing Objectives:• Student will understand the concept of drawing with a grid.• Student will utilize the elements of art to create a realistic drawing in black and white. Dani & Cristy by Dani Grimes, 2010
  27. 27. Grid Drawing Objectives:• Students will learn about proportion and utilize this knowledge in their drawings.• Student will create work that demonstrates shape, volume, depth, proportion, and dimension Biggie Smalls by Lindsay Gaspara, 2009
  28. 28. Have your photo ready by tomorrow! Or Upload on