Hi!! Welcome back. Happy Monday.
Before this lesson, please know that I am submitting report card marks this Wednesday. If you have any assignments that you have not handed in yet, please get them to me by Tuesday for this report card mark.
Check out these drawings: what do they have in common?
The animals in each of the above illustrations have been “Transmogrified” – that is they have been magically altered or changed by combining part of the animal body with a different everyday object.
What’s really cool with some of these drawings is that the object that the animal is transmogrified with connects to the animal in some way. Take the giraffe/tree for example -giraffes eat tree leaves.and the monkey on the banana horse, well, monkeys eat bananas.
YOU HAVE SPENT TWO WEEKS PRACTICING DRAWING SOME ANIMALS. I’D LIKE YOU TO NOW DO THIS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT (taking more time to do and worth more marks):
“CREATE A FULL PAGE PENCIL DRAWING USING REALISM SHADING TECHNIQUES TO
CREATE AN ILLUSTRATION OF A “TRANSMOGRIFIED ANIMAL””
DO NOT COPY AN IDEA FROM THE INTERNET!!!!!!!
Art is about stimulating creative thinking so make your own idea; think up your own animal-and-object combination.
****** TAKE this week’s entire 3 FULL HOURS TO DRAW IT (pace yourself). This is a ‘wrap-up’ project for this unit on pencil drawing *******
(we will start something new next week). Please SELF-ASSESS your drawing using the criteria listed below.
First, here are some internet tutorial pencil drawing sites that other students found that they liked: (you might check one or two out for things to draw)
Transmogrified Animal drawing SELF ASSESSMENT:
|Pencil drawing using TRANSMOGRIFY criteria:||Not yet meeting||Somewhat meeting||Completely meeting|
|1. Drawing is very large
(needs to fill whole page)
|2. Made with pencil drawing techniques (show off your drawing techniques that you’ve practiced)|
|3. “Shaded edges”, not outlines (remember?)|
|4. A wide variety of shades from light to dark (hold the pencil differently for some parts than others)|
|5. Details, details, details are shaded in
(did I say details 😊)
|6. “Seamless” combination of animal and at least one more object|
|7. The combination is unique, not copied|
|8. Drawing is complex enough to have used three full hours to complete it|
Due date: Saturday, April 25
Let me know if you have questions.