Thursday, May 17, 2018

Your final decorative....

Your final decorative is due May 21st.

It must be on 9 by 12 inch paper.

You must demonstrate in your work rhythm, pattern, and repetition.

There must be a one inch border.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tight sketches due May 15th

Tight Sketches will be due next Tuesday!

Again, decorative art is defined by use of repeated pattern and shapes.

Use of typography is also found in decorative art.

Shapes can create rhythm and pattern.

Your final will be due May 21st.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Project Proposal

These are the questions you need to answer in your proposal/contract.

Name: We need to know who you are.
Project Title: Giving a title helps give you a purpose. Though you can change the name anytime.
Concept: What are you making? This gives you a target or a focus to develop for.
Why: Is the reason this is important. If you can't figure this out you need a new concept. This also helps establish a hierarchy in your image (Your three bears.) This can also help develop a foreground, middle ground, and back ground.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Todd Slater Decorative Art...

Todd Slater is a decorative artist who also does gig posters.

He uses color to harmonize the variety of animals in this picture of a peacock. The repetition creates a rhythm and pattern that becomes decorative.

Sometimes there is both a warm and cool version of a poster as the artists explores their options of what works best.

Examined closely you can really appreciate the decorative use of line and repeated shapes used by Slater in his work to create rhythm and pattern.

Please finish drawing the decorative illustration below...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Introduction of to Decorative illustration through the eyes of Si Scott

Typography is usually carefully crafted and constructed. It is the architecture of the 2-Dimensional world. Usually when we think of architecture we think of buildings or houses. Typography or letter forms house ideas, they are the bridge of communication. Some ideas like some bridges are more fancy than others. A way of making things fancier or more "ornate" is to add ornamentation. This is done through lines or shapes.

Even organic creatures can be made ornate or decorative. Not all decorative art has ornamentation, but the elaborate line work of Si Scott seems to be his signature style.

You can even make whole letters or phrases decorative.

You should try drawing the Sea Horse for extra credit.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

FInal Gig Poster is Due...

Your original image should be placed upon 9in by 12in paper. (You may work larger if necessary.)

There should be a 1in border around the image. 

The image should reflect all the design principles as defined by your syllabus and gone over in class. 

(A particular focus will be on value since it was the major theme this unit.)
You will be graded on how you used reference.

Your final image must be reflective of the band that you’re presenting for.

March 22nd

Monday, March 5, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The human Eye

The human eye has been referred to as the window of the soul. If you are going to establish mood in a picture a great starting point is the eyes.  The first place a viewer is going to look is at the eye to establish story. We look to the eyes to determine if someone is happy, angry, fearful, angry, and every other emotion in between. 

In addition since the eye can be used as a system of measurement for the entire face we need to master the anatomy of the eye as a starting point. 

Draw the eye below... pause when you need to.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Art for a purpose...

Work Due Monday 26th

Thank you for coming in for me today. As a result of the tragedy at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School the students are to create images of healing. The images should at least be 5 by 7 inches preferably bigger. All sections should participate. Work will be sent to the art department of Majory Stoneman Douglas. Students should refrain from politics, gore, and guns. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was equally artist and engineer. He is a super hero to the imagination because he made dreams a reality.

Started young as an apprentice he created amazing work that stunned master artists such as ...Andrea del Verrocchio

However, no work captured the world's imagination such as this enigmatic Mona Lisa.

This painting not only has been literally stolen, but it has captured the world's attention for it's mastery of artistic skills, and possible mysteries.

Is there a hidden code in Da Vinci's paintings?

The Last Supper...

contains lots of clues of using one of Da Vinci's secrets. Da Vinci was full of his secrets that we are still enthralled with today. Many of these secrets led to great inventions that he kept in his sketchbook. He used his art in sketchbooks as a laboratory for his imagination... How are you using your sketchbook? 

Sunday, February 4, 2018


Michelangelo is famous for creating statues that looked so real people would swear they are
breathing. One such statue is the mother of Jesus, Mary.

She is part of the larger statue, the Pieta. 

He was known for seeing the raw potential in rough, broken, and thrown away stone. The statue of David was sculpted out of stone that was discarded.

Though he preferred sculpting, Michelangelo  painted the Sistine Chapel as well as many other famous paintings. Many artists would compare themselves to his legacy and title as possible the greatest artist who ever lived.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Process and value...

The pathway to success is through selecting the correct process. Of course, we are going to start with thumbnails...

Part of the process is though is discovering the right values we need for our project. This may include setting up still life reference to photograph or draw to help you get the results you need. 

Do you already know how to draw a shiny texture? Or how light exactly will effect an object? Of course not, and neither do I. That is why I would get this reference too. 

So it's very important to get the right reference to make your picture more believable. Look at the reflection of light in the picture below, or even the really interesting cast shadows. Talent can't make that up, it has to be observed. 

So our goal to make amazing pictures is to also get and use amazing reference. 

With it you can do studies to maximize what your possibilities are for you image.

As you continue to study your work will continue to get better as you understand more and more what the object is like and how light and dark effect it. 

Speaking of light and dark, we are doing gig posters and fire against a dark background is awesome especially to show passion in music. 

Fire on an object...

Fire...Fire... Fire

The bomb... So if I was going to make a rock poster bombs, skulls, and fire make total sense.

Final poster...