Monday, February 29, 2016

Souper Bowl (lg editions) 2016

Years ago I went to a great fundraiser at SHS that included homemade soup and handmade bowls. It was awesome and delicious and a lot of fun. For the first time since I've been at LG the same thing is now happening here.
It's a fundraiser so of course there is money involved, but for what you get (see below) it is pretty cheap.
AND as a bonus you can conveniently go to the school's musical right after. Wow, dinner and a show!
Come out and support and eat and have fun. It should be a good time, and if for no other reason there is Mrs. A's Famous Salsa Buena - which is amazing!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 2/26

Quote of the day for you to hand letter (per guidelines on Monday):

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - jim ryun

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

World's Largest Doodles

I ran across this recently and thought it super creative and clever. The "drawings" aren't awesome, but they are all at the same time.
What I most love is that this is an ongoing process and idea and that the creativity this takes is, I would say, pretty high.
I mean look at this...

You can read more about Stephen Lund - the guy creating these, and see more examples HERE on Design You Trust.
I mean, using your gps to create a drawing for you is pretty sweet.

Daily Sketchbook 2/24

Quote of the day for you to hand letter (per directions on Monday):

"Action expresses priorities." - gandhi

Monday, February 22, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 2/22

Welcome back from your week of NOT school. I hope it was relaxing and productive.
I get to see you three times this last week of Feb. so I thought I would end this month with a set of quotes.

Your task is to make them all visually interesting. Think about layout and typeface and length of time to complete them (remember, 15 min).
You shouldn't just write them as you would write notes in another class, but think about the words and how they use space. You may embellish in any way you want as long as I can still read the final product.
You may also use your "day off" daily sketchbook to finish/finalize your idea so that you don't spend 30 or more minutes of class time working on this (I'm thinking of drawing the quote in class and inking it and/or adding additional elements in this example). I mean, they are all good and though provoking quotes so you might want a good looking final version of them for yourself, right?

Quote of the day:
"Action is the foundational key to all success." - pablo picasso

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 2/11

First, watercolors.
Second, mix up a bevy of monochromatic colors in your palette.
Third, make sure they are not very dark (so add a decent amount of water).
Fourth, with your big brush, create a regular series of brush strokes (each one separate from the other(s)) across a single or double page spread.

Make sure to cover the entire space.

Do not put this on top of something else, and please do not draw on top of this until you are asked. This is a precursor to another activity later - which is why we don't want it to be that dark.

Fifth, if you have questions because you don't feel like the directions are clear, please ask.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 2/9

Today's sketchbook will be a little different in that you will need to draw, yes, but you will also have to bust out some tech skills. If you don't know how to put two photos together in to one, ask one of your peers. The apps you need are all there on the ipads, so this should be pretty easy, but it's a basic editing piece of knowledge that will be good for you to have.

Step 1: Go back to your artist of the month worksheet of Francesco Clemente and take a photo just of the art you were to have drawn from his painting of Alba.

Step 2: Using the below photo, continue working on that drawing and make it as good/accurate as you can for the next 15 minutes.

Step 3: After perfection, take a second photo of just the drawing of the art.

Step 4: Use an app such as Procreate or PicStitch or Layout to put your two photos together in to one image.
This should allow me to see a BEFORE and an AFTER.

Upload that final photo as your daily sketchbook.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 2/5

I love instagram, but you probably already knew that. While I don't post as many pictures of class/work as I used to, I'm still using it on the daily and finding awesome things all the time.
Your task for the day is to choose one of the below photographs as your inspiration and point of beginning/departure.
Have fun!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 2/3

I know you've been waiting for it, and since I intentionally didn't have one last month (meaning, I was busy dealing with wedding stuff and then took a couple of days off so I didn't have the time to mess with it), it is Artist of the Month time!
Seriously, calm down.

Come up to my desk with your sketchbook and PENCIL, and we'll get started.

This month it's the wonderful world of Francesco Clemente.

All the info you need to know (including links) can be found on Canvas if you are absent today.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Daily Sketchbook 2/1

It's a Mindful Moment kind of day. I will start us once the desks are clear and the room is silent. Thank you for expediting this process.