“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good…” Ira Glass
Drawing: Covers and insert pages Today!
4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
I hope it is warm and dry outside. Let’s think about the challenges of drawing something VERY CLOSE to our eyes – within one foot of what we see – One page – DETAIL – probably!
What is your feeling about the process of drawing outside with a book that you made and a particular goal of filling it with observational drawings?
Studio Art 360: Color Wheel, Color Schemes, Portraits, and Acrylic Paint
3.1P.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
What is the emotional feeling that you are showing in your photograph / selfie? From all the color schemes, what color scheme best fits you?
What challenges did you face with the grid?
Portraits need to be ready to paint on Monday.: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
Advanced Drawing: Erase Yesterday and Then Let’s Draw!
2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
How did erasing your drawing help you move the process forward? Are you still afraid of erasing a drawing as you progress through it?
What are you struggling with in the drawing today? What HELD YOU BACK?
AP Studio Art: Portrait and the Changing Faces of the Contemporary Portrait
2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
As you begin this process, what are the challenges you are facing? How are you GATHERING IMAGES / RESEARCH for this work. This week and next week.
Three things you were challenged with today. PLEASE LIST them and then think about them… how are you going to work through the challenges?
Contemporary Portraits at the National Gallery: London.
The Earnest Face of the Contemporary Portrait: Portrait Society Gallery
In Your Face: Art News (2007)
Contemporary Portraiture: Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center, American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2010.
Zidane: A 21st Centry Portrait: Video Below