Appel • Art 2 / Art 2 GT
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!
THINK ABOUT and respond to the idea “you are what you eat.” This entire drawing must be
from observation. Choose your favorite snack, meal, food tradition, or guilty pleasure and
arrange it in an exciting or interesting way to showcase its importance to you. Also be sure to
consider: colors of the background / setting, colors of other food-related objects you will include
(cups, plates, wrappers, napkins, utensils, etc.)
ARRANGE the items you have chosen in such a way that they will create a dynamic
composition. If you want to incorporate objects that are more “temporary” (ice cream, fruit that
could go bad, ice, etc) talk to me about how we can combine direct observation with drawing
from a photograph.
LIGHT the scene to create lots of contrast and shadows - use a table lamp, a spotlight, a ﬂash
light, or another source.
PLAN your drawing by ﬁrst completing three different thumbnail sketches of your set-up in
your sketchbook. Make sure to consider the “keys to composition”: size, view, and placement.
Art II -
9” x 12” paper (MINIMUM)
Art II GT -
12” x 18” paper (MINIMUM)
You may borrow oil pastels from the
art room OR you may use your own.
Thumbnail Sketches: Minimum of three thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook
showing various arrangements/views of your food-related set up. You can turn
in your sketches earlier - and therefore have more time to work on your drawing!
In-Progress Check & Discussion: Minimum of 3 hours completed thus far on
your ﬁnal drawing, you must BRING IN your drawing to get a grade for this
Final, completed drawing with rubric and Artist Statement is DUE!
Appel • Art 2 / Art 2 GT
RUBRIC: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!
Every area of the
there are no
neglected areas of
The composition of the drawing
is dynamic, and allows the eye
to move freely but intentionally
through the drawing.
Accurate colors have
been mixed by layering
the pastels over one
You have completed a
drawing which clearly
responds to the prompt
“You Are What You
You have carefully considered
size, view, and placement when complementary colors
designing your composition.
appears evident of
The color choices you made
thought, and care. work well to complement other
colors in the drawing.
The drawing is
free of excess
shapes were planned and
carefully executed: they assist
in unifying the drawing, and
donʼt seem empty / neglected.
Sighting has been used
to achieve accurate
You used oil pastels on
the proper size paper:
Reg: 9”x12” minimum
GT: 12”x18” minimum
All objects and colors
have been drawn from
create a sense of light,
color, form, and space.
You have avoided “overmixing” colors by
necessary & slowly
building up color layers.
ARTIST STATEMENT / REFLECTION:
Using complete sentences, compose an Artist Statement of at least one paragraph that addresses the
Why did you choose these particular food items / other objects?
How did you respond to the idea of “you are what you eat” - what are you communicating about yourself, and
how have you shown it to us?
Of what are you most proud? What do you want to improve upon?
Did you learn or discover anything (either technical - especially about drawing fabric - or philosophical)
during the creation of this piece?
Type or NEATLY write your Artist Statement. Grade yourself below:
Your reﬂection is
written legibly or typed.
Your reﬂection is written
using complete sentences.
Your reﬂection uses correct
grammar, punctuation, and
You addressed all