Week 1 handout

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DIVIDING AND TRANSFORMING THE PAGE

due Wednesday the 11th of September

 

IN CLASS:

  • · We will do some exercises with regard to division of the page, line weight and composition.

 

Divide sheet into 8 rectangles

Using a ruler and pencil, divide the first rectangle with one line – increase exponentially to the last: 1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128 – STRAIGHT LINES ONLY

-keep your eyes open to the way the space can be divided and organized

lines can connect, define, enclose or dissect

 

 

HOMEWORK:

 

Transform the page

OBJECTIVE:

To continue experimenting with how line can develop space on a two-dimensional surface.

 

Materials:

  • Thumbnail Sketches in your sketchbook: at least 4 -  3 x 4  fields with neatly drawn borders

    (in your sketchbook)  

  • The completed piece will be on white drawing paper (collect from classroom)
  • · Soft pencil, pens --  fine pointed sharpies, fat tip sharpies, your micron: NO BALLPOINT PENS

 

Following the same instructions from the in class process –

From your smaller compositions – on larger sheets (min.8x10)

complete 2 designs.

 

invent, expand, refine, reject, repeat, edit, condense, reorganize and make two new pictures – line weight can vary – but lines should remain straight. 

Chose one of the following multiples:  13, 23, 37, 53, 97

 

DO NOT skip over your thumbnails –they are part of your sketchbook to be evaluated

Some questions to be asking yourself…

  • · Do I have a dynamic composition? If you have ANY doubt you probably don’t!  Remember if it’s not interesting to you, it will not be interesting for others to look at!
  • · Is their a visual flow (remember your eyes are your best tool here, does your eye move throughout the composition? This is directional dominance, the first goal of the assignment)
  • · Is there a sense of undulating and contracting space on the picture plain—do the marks seem to be moving?
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