Presentation on theme: "Day 10 Bell stART ELEMENTS of DESIGN On your paper or in your sketch book write the term and definition below. Contour means "outline", and presents exterior."— Presentation transcript:
Day 10 Bell stART ELEMENTS of DESIGN On your paper or in your sketch book write the term and definition below. Contour means "outline", and presents exterior edges of objects. A plain contour has a clean, connected line, no shading and emphasizes an open "shell" of the subject.
Chinese Horse, detail of the right wall of the Axial Gallery, Lascaux, c. 15,000-13,000 BCE. Approx. 48 long.
Blind Contour Your first goal as an art student is to observe, to study nature A contour drawing is like climbing a mountain as contrasted with flying over it in an airplane. Use your crayon, no erasing Place the point of your crayon on the paper Imagine that your crayon is touching the object instead of the paper Do let your eye move faster then your crayon Do not worry about the proportions of the object. That problem will take care of itself in time.
Day 11 Bell stART ELEMENTS of DESIGN The distinction between contour and outline We think of outline as a diagram or silhouette, flat and two-dimensional. Contour has a three-dimensional quality; that is, it indicates the thickness as well as the length and width of the form it surrounds. Contour follows the sense of touch, whereas an outline may follow the eye alone.
Cross Contours Cross contour lines are drawn lines which travel, as the name suggests, across the form Cross contours may be horizontal or vertical They help us understand the three-dimensional form and describe it on a two-dimensional surface Cross contours don't have to be obvious - just indicate the direction and the imagination fills in the rest of the information.
Day 12 Bell stART ELEMENTS of DESIGN Write in your sketch book: A view-finder is a mechanical aid for the artist Use a view-finder to set up your still life composition. Simply hold the viewfinder in front of you and move it back and forth to determine how much you want to draw, your eyes can automatically do the cropping within the viewfinder. Check the still life perspective lines (angles) with your pencil/crayon.
Another example of a view-finder that is adjustable.
Day 13 Bell stART ELEMENTS of DESIGN Write in your sketch book: Sketch Book homework: Due 8/26 or 8/27 Cross-contour Two views of your bare foot in the same picture plane Use your pencil or a crayon