Gather photographs from various printed sources for use in collage projects in your sketchbooks. We will be working with these pictures for several sessions in class. Also bring x-acto type knives and glue sticks for applying the photographs to pages.
Two Pages a Day Assignment for Tuesday 2/23. Begin a discipline of doing two pages per day in your sketchbook. The pages can be any combination of drawing or other media or notes for ideas. By ideas I mean the visualization of something either observed or imagined for the purpose of clarification or understanding. So we should be looking at 10 pages for Tuesday 2/23.
Artists Notebook Strategies for Creating Variety. Or Things to do to/with a Drawing.
Photograph Stretch Rotate Reverse Layer Thicken darker lighter bigger smaller Connect it to other drawings Fill it in Empty it out Draw it’s negative Change the proportions Mix up the elements Write Erase Cut Paste Blend Fade Shift Repeat Wrong tool Wrong hand Wrong size Wrong color Use math Kill Nurture Negate Infer Clarify Simplify Expand Contract Inflate Wander Declare Photocopy Scan Trace Rub Splice Group Randomize
From the ONE to the MANY, Use the editing process that we went through in class to make progressively narrower choices from among the 30 drawings. Arrive at one drawing. Next, make thirty drawings from that one drawing. Your intention should be to create variations within the visual characteristics that you identify in the drawing you chose from the first set. You should work spontaneously an try to make the drawings in one session. Be aware that each drawing should be different in some way but share the same visual characteristics but perhaps with different emphasis or nuance. Bring both sets of drawings to class we will continue to work with them in class. See you Tuesday.