Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Second Run

Continuing on from the last post...

Drawing Composition Class!

Reduction from Reference

Title:  Reduction from Reference
Date: September 10, 2012
Medium: Collage, Conte, Charcoal
Scale: 30" x 22"

Notes:  I worked from a representation master and reduced the painting to no more than four values. The tried to really emphasize the composition throught the design of the entire piece.

Reduction from Life

Title:  Reduction from Life
Date: September 17, 2012
Medium: Collage, Conte, Charcoal, Ink Wash, Acrylic
Scale: 30" x 22"

Notes:  Using the same techniques as before, I needed to work from observation using a complex subject. In this case a still life. I made sure to emphasize the overall design of the objects and the finished result.

Compositional "Architecture"

Title:  Compositional "Architecture"
Date: September 24, 2012
Medium: Vine Charcoal, Chalk
Scale: 30" x 22"

Notes:  While working from observation, I was to do a drawing using a single focal point. The point was to focus on one object and make the entire composition serve that single focal point.

"Building" Composition

Title:  "Building" Composition
Date: October 1, 2012
Medium: Vine Charcoal, White Chalk, White Acrylic
Scale: 22" x 30"

Notes:  This piece was entirely based on blocking in the composition using a push-and-pull method while working. I was to push the media around with the white and black meeting in the middle creating a huge variety of grays throughout the piece. This was also worked in from a still life during class.

Interior / Exterior Space

Title:  Interior / Exterior Space
Date: October 8, 2012
Medium: Ink Wash, Conte, White Chalk, Charcoal
Scale: 30" x 22"

Notes:  The point of this piece was to focus on an interior looking out into an exterior. You had to make sure that the entire composition was based solely around this fact. The piece was to be a push into the outside.

Expanding Picture Plane

Title:  Expanding Picture Plane
Date: October 8, 2012
Medium: Charcoal
Scale: Each piece is 15" x 15"

Notes:  While working from a still life I was supposed to try and create three different pieces that were each a composition of there own. The point was to make each one use the rule of thirds and create a good focal point in each piece. Then I was to join them together to create one solid composition.

Extreme Viewpoint

Title:  Extreme Viewpoint
Date: October 15, 2012
Medium: Ink Wash, Conte, Charcoal
Scale: 30" x 22"

Notes:  Working from observation I did a drawing which presented the subject from an extreme angle. In this case, that angle was a worm's eye view. 

Grid and Rule of Thirds

Title:  Grid and Rule of Thirds
Date: October 29, 2012
Medium: Ink Wash, Charcoal, White Acrylic, White Chalk
Scale: 30" x 22"

Notes:  Working from observation, I used a landscape to make a grid-like armature that also implemented the rule of thirds.

Decorative Space

Title:  Decorative Space
Date: November 5, 2012
Medium: Oil Pastel
Scale: 30" x 22"

Notes:  Working from observation, I did a full color drawing that transformed the three-dimensional objects into flat surfaces. The point of this was to reference pop-art of the '60's to create a piece using those non-realistic and non-traditional color scheming. 

Grid Reproduction

Title:  Grid Reproduction
Date: November 12 - 19, 2012
Medium: Black Ink and Stick, White Acrylic
Scale: 22" x 30"

Notes:  Firstly, we had to create one mark (in my case it was that cross pattern) and then lay in highlights and low-lights according that that single mark. Secondly, we had to use a master (in this case William Whitaker) and try to reproduce it according to a grid. It is extremely difficult at times to FORCE a piece to work on a grid, but this was my finished result.

Applied Cezanne Study

Title:  Applied Cezanne Study
Date: December 3, 2012
Medium: Charcoal, Chalk, White Acrylic
Scale: 22" x 30"

Notes:  Working from observation, I was to create a piece that emphasized the light and shadow according to how Cezanne would have. Very loose gestural line-marks, large strokes, and paying close attention to the structure were of the greatest import during this piece. I am glad that my subject was so willing to sit there during the creation of this (Thank you madam!!!).

Repetition / Movement

Title:  Repetition / Movement
Date: December 10, 2012
Medium: White Chalk, White Acrylic, Vine Charcoal
Scale: 22" x 30"

Notes:  Using referenece, we were to simulate a movement in space. The image was to make it look like a sort-of 'ghosted' image throughout. We were meant to attempt to show movement throughout the piece. I think I bit off a bit more than I could chew, but I sure tried! (Reference image from: - Thanks!!)

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