For the past 8 weeks in art we have been working on a line drawing unit. The significant concept was: Line can be used to convey shape, texture and tone. The unit question was: How can we communicate visually? Our drawings were black and white and they were drawn with sharpie. We also elevated our middle and fore grounds above the background. We worked on our different line techniques during this process. In our drawings we had a background middle ground and foreground.
First we combined photos that we like with a middle front and back ground. Then we sketched in pencil what we wanted it to look like. We sketched the different grounds on different pieces of paper. Then we went over our pencil lines in sharpie. Then we made spring like things to hold up the layers and make it look more 3D. Then we glued them on and then we were finished.
During this unit I think I improved the most on my line techniques, in the past I hadn’t used these very much. I think I could still improve upon the scale of my drawing because without the 3D technique it is hard to tell the background, middle ground and fore ground. I think I can improve this by practicing using techniques that help show the scale. I think I can also improve by looking at other line drawings and looking at what techniques they used.
In this section:
I think that I could improve a lot. I think I could make the trees more defined. I also think that I could have made them darker to show that they are farther away.
I like this section of my drawing because the springs make the rocks look very 3D and the shadow makes it look even more 3D. In this section I used stippling to show the shadow of the rock.
While doing this project I think my time management wasn’t that good. I spent a lot of time picking out the photo and working on the background but then I had to work very fast on my fore ground and I think that it wasn’t the best that I could have done if I used better time management skills.
This is my drawing. The drawing is of a lake near my home in New York.