# \o \o Gesture Drawing - a quick, loose drawing capturing the energy and movement/action of the subject. You don’t stop the motion of your hand while drawing.

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\o \o Gesture Drawing - a quick, loose drawing capturing the energy and movement/action of the subject. You don’t stop the motion of your hand while drawing and also don’t pick up your pencil. A gesture drawing is never longer than 2 minutes. Figure Drawing - drawing of the human form in its various shapes and postures. The line and form of the figure are the main focus. Begins to take on volume and definition of the body. Life Drawing - a drawing of the human figure that has been drawn from observation of a live model.

Proportion - a principle of art that describes the measurement (size) and location of parts to a whole. Leads to balance and harmony in a work of art. Perspective - the mathematical system of projecting a three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface. The position of the viewer’s eye in relation to the position of the objects = viewpoint. Creates a sense of depth. Foreshortening - drawing what you see instead of what your logical brain thinks you see; when an object appears to be receding in the distance or coming straight at you. Parts closest to the viewer are drawn larger and with greater definition.

Graphite Drawing Pencils Hardness of the core is marked on the pencil H = harder pencil, lighter mark. The higher the number, the lighter the mark Ex: 9H B = “blackness.” softer pencil, darker mark. The higher the number the darker the mark. Ex: 9B HB = hard and black mark. Equivalent to a #2 pencil. F = pencil sharpens to a fine point All create different VALUES

Charcoal Powdered - Powdered charcoal is the most basic type because it is an ingredient in compressed charcoal. Powdered charcoal is well suited for toning large areas but can be very messy. Compressed - Compressed charcoal is made of powdered charcoal held together with a binder of gum or wax. Harder and darker than vine. Better for detailed drawings. Vine - made from sections of grape vine and willow branches respectively, which have been burnt to a precise degree of hardness. Because this kind of charcoal contains no binding agent, it erases more completely and works well for sketching out a composition

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) French artist famous for his subject of dance during Impressionism period. He used dancers as his subject to capture their graceful movements on stage and backstage (human isolation). Impressionism-art movement during the 19 th century that originated in Paris.

Impressionism Characteristics 1.Effects of light in nature 2.Visible brushstrokes 3.Capturing ordinary moments 4.Unusual angles 5.Vibrant colors 6.Movement

Claude Monet (1840-1926) -One of the founders of Impressionism -En plein air landscapes = “in the open air” -human perception of nature

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) American painter who lived in France -images of social and private lives of women -bonds between mothers and children

Keith Haring -Pop artist of the 20 th century -Social activist who responded to NYC street culture; subway murals -Expressed concepts of birth, death, and war

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