The Art Elements
A line is a dot that has gone for a walk.
In art the creation of different types of line is called 'mark making.' You do not need to stick to the same types of line. When we learn to draw we are often trying to be precise and draw slow outlines. Try loosening up your drawing style by using your whole arm and experimenting!
You will need to create a drawing that uses a variety of lines.You must use:
Create a drawing that clearly uses tone. You will be introduced to how tone works. Tone creates the illusion of form on a two dimensional surface (eg. paper). It shows where light is hitting the object you are drawing. To achieve good tone, you should have a variety of values.
For this task, try to draw your hand. Observe where there are shadows and darker areas compared to the light areas.
There are 3 parts to this task.
Create a drawing that uses obvious shapes. Look at the Cubist art movement for inspiration.
Texture or patterns are created by using shapes, lines and colours and repeating them. On a 2D surface texture can help describe a surface, this is called 'implied texture.' If you want to create the implied texture of soft hair, you may use dashed curving lines. For a rough texture you might repeat small triangle shapes.
Texture can also be 3D as well. Texture is what we feel when we touch something such as soft carpet or a rough rock.
Create an artwork that uses texture. It could be implied or real.
Implied - a drawing using pattern to imply texture
Real - using objects such as paper, wool, cardboard, sand and glue etc. to create a real texture on a page.
When talking about space, it refers to the space that the artwork fills. With a 2D space, we are referring to the space within the canvas or piece of paper. When you fill a space on paper (for example, creating a drawing) you are creating a positive space. The space around this is called negative space. The way that we use this space can alter the affect of the artwork as a whole.
For this task you will create a drawing of a subject. Choose a picture to reference from. It could be of a pot plant, a pair of headphones, an animal or anything else you can think of.
Using the image to reference from try to draw the space around the object, rather than the object itself. This exercise will help you to draw what is actually in the picture and not 'what you think you can see.'
Your drawing should be made of a variety of shapes that end up creating a clear silhouetted image.
1. Primary, secondary and tertiary colours.
Create your own colour wheel (using template provided).
Primary colours can mix any other colour.
You can change the value of these colours by adding black or white.
2. Analogous or monochromatic colours.
Fold an A4 piece of paper in half. On one half of the paper create a drawing based on a sunset or an underwater scene.
For the sunset, use warm colours. Create a scene with a sun and silhouetted objects in the front. Draw at least four rings around the sun. The centre circle (sun) should be a light yellow colour. The ring around this should be a darker yellow/orange. The ring around this is darker again with a red orange. The last ring is a red colour. This shows value.
For the underwater scene. Create a circle in the centre of the page and create at least four rings around it. Use cool colours this time. Start with the light colour in the centre and create darker values in each ring. Draw sea creatures over the top and fill with black to create a silhouette.
3. Complimentary colours.
On the second half of the A4 page create a drawing of your choice. Colour this in using complimentary colours. These colours contrast each other and make each other stand out.
Form can be 2D or 3D. The illusion of form can be created on a 2D surface. This is achieved by using tone, space and perspective. However form can also be an object that occupies real space. An example of this would be the desks and seats you are sitting on and you yourself are filling a space.
For this task you will create a pop up form in your book.