Fabric/Texture
• What makes a
good drawing?
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Good composition
Interesting point of view
Light and Shadow/ good contrast
Accurate drawing/ good proportion
Good amount of detail
Meaning
Thumbnail Sketches
• Make at least 4 thumbnail sketches from each
still-life set up
A thumbnail sketch is an important step in preparing for a drawing
and painting; think of it as a mental warm up. It is amazing how this
little exercise can save you time and effort, as well as help you
strengthen your work's design and composition.
Without much emphasis on details, this is like a shorthand note of
the image you are going to create. The sketch can be of what you
are seeing in physical reality; or it can be drawn purely from
imagination. Or, it can be a combination of both.
OBJECTIVE
• Students will analyze and apply
techniques that artists use to depict
drapery
• PROBLEM:
– Complete a value study that uses value to
give the illusion of form and texture.
Practice Sketches
• Complete 4 shaded sketches to establish an interesting
composition that includes a variety of values and
textures.
– Consider how the viewers eye will be carried around the page
and how the details will add interest to the final piece.
• OBJECTIVE
– Students will analyze and apply techniques that artists use to
depict drapery
• PROBLEM:
– Complete a value study that uses value to give the illusion of
form and texture.
Examples
Looking at these drawings, list
what factors influence how
fabric looks as it drapes.
DRILL:
Sketch, make notes
Rough Drawing
• Tone a large paper
- Two practice sketches on newsprint with vine charcoal
-Use sketches to help inform your final drawing. Lay it out in vine
charcoal.
*GT students should consider a challenging angle, composition,
and need to work the background in order to enhance the
subject.
-Use an eraser to pull out light areas, block charcoal and pencils to
add in dark value, and white charcoal to find highlights
-Use a combination of blending and mark making to create a
descriptive form
-Build up a range of values to show contrast
• Using charcoal and reductive drawing techniques to create a
dramatic still-life with a strong light source.
• Consider size, placement and angle in your compositions.
• Consider negative space and zooming in on interesting areas.
Block in large areas, use sight
lines to establish proportion
and location
DRILL:
Sketch, make notes
Find individual planes of the form
Remember that the objects underneath will
influence the form
Do NOT look for edges, look for angles – the
changes in direction of the planes in the fabric
Note the major differences between how the texture and
weight of the fabric effects the geometry of the folds and
the types of shadows and highlights that you see.
OBJECTIVE
Students will analyze and apply techniques that artists use to depict drapery.
PROBLEM:
Complete a drawing that uses value to give the illusion of form and texture.
TO DO:
–Select the media and paper that you want to work with
–Lay in large volumes of fabric, check sight lines for placement and proportion
–Sketch in major planes, be sure that you note direction changes.
–Begin laying in large areas of value, keep in mind surface color/value, and texture.
Now locate the volumes – use patterns of
shadow to show this
Pay attention to the edges of the shadows –
are they hard or soft, how much do they
contrast the value next to them.
Keep in mind the overall value of the surface
as well.
Texture
Criteria
Your Drawing MUST include
-Value showing texture, color, volume and
weight of fabric and other objects.
-A carefully selected composition that
moves the viewers eye around the page
and provides interest.
-Careful and skillful use of the selected
material.
-Evidence of careful observation in the
accuracy of the drawing and the details
that are included.
-/20 Folds in fabric and shadows are used
to move the viewers eye through the
composition in an interesting manner.