Think. Plan. Create... One Portfolio Piece At Time.

Basic Drawing - Foundation Year

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will develop a grid drawing that shows full understanding of basic measurements, produce greyscale, from 100% white to 100% black, with all of the shapes and lines built up by contrast to a finished a geometric drawing of portfolio level.

Theory Tasks:
101 - Identify career paths and occupational requirements within the profession.
103 - Demonstrate research, employability, and organizational skills.
203 - Use and maintain hand tools safely.
204 - Use, store, and dispose of paints, solvents, and chemicals according to OSHA regulations.
205 - Practice safe cutting procedures.
206 - Practice knowledge of hazard communication law/environmental protection to include SDS.
906 - Participate in critiques of commercial art projects. 

Skill Task:
303- Draw line art.
906- Participate in critiques of commercial art projects. 
901- Prepare and present a portfolio.

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Additional Resources:

Bachelor of Arts or BA in Drawing and Painting is a widely studied undergraduate course by students these days. It is a popular course among students who are aspiring artists, and also offers good and secure jobs in the future. The course is a three-year undergraduate course.

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Zendoodle

What is Zentangle® and what is Zendoodle?

Short answer:
“Zentangle” is a registered name for a process of drawing (hence the ® above). There are some specific parts of it (a few are mentioned below).

The first step of this project is to divide up your sketchbook into 6 squares and have fun! Zen-Doodles are meant to be relaxing and stress free. So, lets keep it that way, just doodle your way through the 6 quick sketches so you can develop an idea of what the project is all about.

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Drawing From Observation - Shoe

The Visual Communications Program has a heavy focus on the traditional drawing, although drawing techniques are discussed and reviewed in class, the majority of class time needs to be used learning software applications and tools that are not readaly available at the student home. In most cases colleges still expect to see a minimum of 8 to 10 traditional drawing pieces. Also a final study completed in traditional drawing could takes as long as 8 to 15 hours if not even longer depending on the subject matter and size.

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What Is Gesture Drawing?

What Is Gesture Drawing? - Basically, it is a method of training hands to quickly sketch what the brain has already seen. Staying "focused" means sustained concentration. Once you start drawing, don't stop--there's only 10-30 seconds to finish! As you proceed in skill development, drawings should be "grouped" with overlapped shapes and time extended up to 2 minutes. This is Gesture practice.

Think.  Plan. Create... One Portfolio Piece At A Time.

Line - Types

Line - Types - There are many types of lines: thick, thin, horizontal, vertical, zigzag, diagonal, curly, curved, spiral, etc. and are often very expressive. Lines are basic tools for artists—though some artists show their lines more than others. Some lines in paintings are invisible—you don't actually see the dark mark of the line.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, draw a mountain range or landscape, but try using the different types of lines in various parts of the drawing.

Basic Drawing - Foundation Year

Zendoodle

Drawing From Observation - Shoe

What Is Gesture Drawing?

Line - Types

Line - Continuous Line

Line - Continuous Line - The line in a continuous line drawing is unbroken from the beginning to the end. The drawing implement stays in uninterrupted contact with the surface of the paper during the entire length of the drawing. ... Once you make contact with the paper (you may begin anywhere: top, bottom, side), you are keeping the line flowing.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, draw the picture a few different times without taking your pencil of the paper, than try to do it without looking at the paper!

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