TEXTURE, VALUE and PROPORTION
This project will utilize photography and drawing to explore the fundamentals of design through line, shape, texture, composition, value, unity and variety.
- Bristol Board
- Black Micron Pens
Sketch out as many textures made from linear elements as you can come up with.
Begin by making a preliminary study that you will work from in your drawing. Make a 10” X 10” grid in fine pen separated by 2” squares as done in the last project.
Select your 5 best textures and create 5 point value scales by layering each texture in the grid. This study will be used to create you drawing.
Go out and take several photos of architecture on campus. Shoot your subject at and angle and create the photo so it has the center of interest addressed as shown in the previous classes. Cast shadows can be interesting so use this to your advantage. Look at your surroundings in a horizontal, vertical, and diagonal way. Once you’ve taken your pictures, print them out in 8x10 black and white. Talk to your instructor and pick out the BEST composition based on the most interesting design elements.
Take your selected photo and draw a 1” grid on top of the 8”X10” image. On a piece of bristol board draw a corresponding grid that is 16”X20”. Using a pencil replicate the image using light pencil lines maintaining the proportion of your chosen image. Use 5 or more linear textures you have developed to represent the values in your drawing.
Presentation is one of the most critical parts of art making. If the final product does not look presentable, it will not draw the viewer’s attention. Clean up your piece. No tape or pencil marks other than what you need for the forms should be visible. These distractions will affect your grade. Think about how you want to present your piece during the critique. Should it be matted? What is the best option for you to make your piece look its best? You should present the 2 photos with the 2 drawings for the critique.
sketches made exploring different examples of linear textures
the preliminary study is made including 5 textures represented in 5 values each
a photograph including architectural elements is selected
the photo is printed out in black and white and a 1" grid is drawn on top
example by Jake Allee
student example by Josh Dillinger
student example by Jordan Lehr
student example by Kyle Fowler