Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/28

Remember that this is a "free" week of daily sketchbook entries. Below is what I was going to give to you, but if you would rather do something else - or not do one at all so you have more project time - that is up to you.
Each day of school this week is worth 2 e.c. pts. One upload per day. Just so you don't forget the rules.

You have two more amazing study drawings due on the 30th, so this is your 2nd opportunity to use some class time to make your ideas come to life.
Don't forget to upload a process photo when your 15 min is up.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/24

This is a familiar day, but with a twist.

Do the following two things for me.
1) Please come get a 3x5 card from me
2) Put your name on the top line of the card
3) Complete the request that I am going to give you
4) When we are finished writing we will have a short Mindful Moment

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/22

That paper airplane you folded the other day...please get that out.
Please also get out your sketchbook and a pen.
You should do one of two things at this point.

Option One: Pile all the planes from your table up together and draw this.
Option Two: Take just your paper plane and draw a blind contour (in pen) of it many times, and of various sizes on a page in your sketchbook.

Please again gently save your plane and we will use it again on Friday.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/20

Welcome to another week of wonderful!
Today is a little different, and this week you will be asked to work on the same thing for multiple days, so please pay close attention to all directions.

Step One: Get a piece of printer paper.
NOT drawing paper, but printer paper. There should be a stack under the tv near the front door

Step Two: follow the directions from one of the following two photos.

Step Three: Please make sure your name is visible on your wonderful creation.

Step Four: Photograph your wonderful creation on your desk or the counter with nothing else in the frame.

Step Five: Gently place your wonderful creation in your tote box so that it is is pristine condition for next time.
Remember when you are putting your painting supplies away at the end of class that you want this plane to be in good shape for Wed.

Step Six: You are finished for your daily sketchbook. Begin painting.
Oh, and smile.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/16

Time to get a "head start" on your study drawings, right? I hope you have already begun brainstorming, but the next 15 min are here to give you time to get some stuff done.

Don't forget, you can use "off days" when we are not in class to do stages of your study drawings for your daily sketchbook too!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/14

Please continue adding color/texture/value/etc. to your self portrait from last week.

If you have "finished" this somehow, what else can you add to the composition? A random bird or wooden sign? An armadillo?
Can you get more ink in it? I mean, it's hard to have too much stipple. When was the last time you did a great stipple drawing anyway?
Make it more complete and more interesting please.
This is just another example/exercise of being able to make something interesting with but short bursts of time that ultimately add up to make something better and more interesting.

Note: Thursday will be a day for you to get some study drawing time in, so come ready to work on a new idea!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/9

That funny face from 3/7? Keep working on that. Yes, you should have a mirror out again. Do you need to finish the initial with ink?
Can you begin adding some values with hatch? Or stipple? Maybe you can make the hair amazing with fill-in?
If you are "done" with ink, begin adding color please.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/7

Make a face.
Really, make a face that is a little strange.
Now go get a mirror from the tool cabinet and set it on your table and draw yourself making that strange face in pen. Even a ball point pen will work, but pen and ink is even better. For expediting the process, don't ask me for a uniball please, but if you have one (or a micron) you can use that if you wish.
While we're at it, why not fill the page? Why not try a different style than you normally use? Why not do something different than I would expect?
Why not have fun?!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/3


Set yourself up...and make sure your peers are setting themselves up as well, and I'll get us started.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Daily Sketchbook 3/1

We will use our time as a continuation of what you began on Monday. You should be at a point where you are shading your object, so how much further can you get on that? Do you begin adding color with colored pencil or watercolor? Or do you do some inking/shading?

Also, the objects you had to choose from were not by accident. We spent all day on Monday thinking about symbolism and metaphor, and both of those objects are things you have dealt with in your English classes in the past. A mockingbird and a conch shell. Ring a bell?
Both of those objects mean different things to different cultures, but you should have had conversations about what they represent from texts you have read in the past.

Once the 15 min mark gets here today I will give the next directions, but I know you'll need to have your sketchbook and pencil and ipad out. Please make sure everything else is off of your desk.