During this unit in art, Make You Mark, we have been looking at line drawings and various types of line techniques. We have looked at different artworks by Vincent Van Gogh and Albrecht Dürer. We have written a comparison of the works both artists had done, and analyzed on their layouts, line techniques, and their similarities and differences. At the end of the unit, after we have practiced different line techniques, we have drawing a picture based on our photos from the field studies.
Our unit question:
“How can we communicate visually?”
Here is the photo I have used for Here is the drawing I have drawn:
my line drawing:
In this drawing, we have been taking our time and choosing our line techniques carefully. I have learned about the decision making in art when you decide the right technique to use. There are many different line techniques we have practiced, such as cross hatching, hatching, stippling, random hatching, and many more. We have practiced these different line techniques during class and experimented with different textures and shadings.
Here are different examples of the line techniques from the YIS art page:
We also have to be careful about the light source in this drawing. For example, the light in my photo comes from the background, so I made the top part of the paper slightly lighter than the parts near. Although I have only used a few kinds of line techniques (textures), the shading have made the drawing realistic. But next time, even with the shadings, I should be using more kinds of line techniques.
There were not many line techniques I have used in this picture, although I have been able to show the shape of each thing by shading. For example the trees, I have showed the shape of the trees, how is it round but it looked too smooth.
Next time when I draw a tree trunk, I will try to show the shape as well as the rough texture of a tree like this picture below:
I think my textures on the wooden path was successfully drawn. I had showed the textures of the path as well as the distances. I have not made the lines too straight, because it would have looked a little unnatural when the lines look too much like it is man made. Also, I have showed the distance of the path by controlling the open space between each horizontal line. When its close, the spaces are larger and when its further away, the spaces are closed together.
This is one of the line techniques I have used to show the wooden texture of the path:
Overall, I think I did great in this project, and I have learned a lot about the different things. Next time when I am drawing, I will need to be careful about such as the value, texture, shape, and the directions of the lines. Because of this unit, I have held my interests in art and I have decided that studying art may be one of my paths ahead of me.
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