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Sketch Book Art 1
Analyzing A Painting
Elements of Art
Principles of Design
Form and Contour Line
Positive -Negative Lesson
Value as in Black and White
Value Lesson-Black and White
Still Life Project
Color & Value as in Color
Color Lesson Plan
Paul Klee - Fantastic Child Artist
ttern and Repetition
Decoration Vs. Design
the Illusion of Depth
Illusion of Depth Lesson Plan
Van Gogh Landscape, Line & Marks
Art Nouveau-Organic Design&Pattern
Multi Media Assemblage & Fibre Art
Mixed Media Lesson Plan
Cubism, Fragmentation,Abstraction - Lesson Plan
Texture and Pattern
Pattern and Fish, Texture and Fish
Form and Contour Line
illusion of depth
Form and contour lines
use of contour lines to define an object
* Contour lines define an object
s form, mass or volume. It is the beginning to understanding the abstract concept of the Illusion of Depth.
This exercise will yield drawings that utilize contour lines without contour drawings. Thereby defining an object in 3 Dimensions.
What is looked for? What I look for is light and dark, shadow and mid-tones. Light shows the bumps and lumps the surface incidents that give use its form.
a) complete an Observational drawing that defines an object by contour lines only.
A) Begin lesson by asking students to draw without using outlines or contour drawing.
B) Stop at an appropriate time and demo contour line drawing. Explain or review contour line as opposed to scribbling or shading.
C) The characteristics of the line , the light and dark are the indicators of form.
D) Back to work correcting.
E) Required, one finished drawing.
gallery, my drawing, converse shoes
pencil, 12x paper
b) Quality of line
c) Quality of drawing
d) Amount of depth in pencil, light and dark
e) Imagination or description
contour lines as used in mapping.
For our purposes this is not a contour drawing as much as a gestural contour. It's the technique used in the line work.
a Modified contour drawings using contour lines, notice the light and dark. There is no outline.
Above and below are modified contour drawings using contour line with the addition of a contour drawing..
A modified contour using contour lines but not a contour drawing.
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