1. Select a subject of your choice (from a photo, magazine or the internet **Image must not be copyrighted!** Drawings of copyrighted images will not receive credit.). Focus on a single object such as a car, insect, animal, building etc. Make a contour line drawing of your subject in a 6 x 9 inch rectangle. Your subject should be off center. 2. Enlarge your drawing to fit a 12 x 18 inch paper using the “grid method.” 3. “Shatter” the subject in some way by breaking it up with lines or shapes or patterns of some sort. These lines will overlap your first drawing. (There are numerous methods you can use…be creative! Think of various lines that break up objects: shattered glass, wavy lines of water, spiral lines, geometric division of shapes, etc.) The objective is to create more shapes in your drawing, like a giant puzzle. 4. In your drawing, focus on each individual shape you have created, and apply the entire range of value (from black to light gray) in each shape. Proceed from shape to shape, deciding which part should be the richest black and which should be the lightest gray. Sometimes you may want to alternate from one shape to the next. You may also want to vary the direction of your shading inside and outside of your subject in order to emphasize it. 6. Fill the entire paper with values, including the positive shapes of the object and negative background shapes. Examples:
Practice using the “Grid Method” to draw an image proportionally: At the bottom of the page, choose a square with lines in it (such as “D2”. Find the corresponding box in the empty grid above (“D2”)and replicate the lines as accurately as you can. Once you do all of the boxes, you’ll see the image.
Tips for shading with pencil:
1. TAKE YOUR TIME to do it right the first time.
2. Keep your pencil sharp. 3. Keep your shading strokes going in one direction, not multiple directions. 4. Build up darker areas using many light, smooth layers of pencil built up gradually. 5. Keep the shading light at first! You can always go back and make it darker later. 6. Shade with your pencil tip only..not the side… no smudging with your finger or erasing!
VALUE Value is an element of art that refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. Artists use a full range of values to make objects look three dimensional.
Value Scale Use Ebony pencil to create 8 values going from black to white with 6 grays inbetween in the boxes below. Each rectangle should be a different shade. Shade horizontally since these are horizontal shapes.
Blended Value Scale Use Ebony pencil to create 8 values blending smoothly from black to white with 6 grays inbetween in the box below. You should not be able to tell where one shade of gray starts or finishes. Shade horizontally since this rectangle is horizontal.
Tips for shading your Shattered Drawing: • • • • • • • • • • • •
TAKE YOUR TIME to do it right the first time. Keep the outlines light. Keep your pencil sharp. Keep your shading strokes going in one direction, not multiple. Build up darker areas using many light, smooth layers of pencil built up gradually. Keep the shading light at first! You can always go back and make it darker later. Each individual section is a miniature value scale. So each section should contain the white of the paper, rich blacks and all of the shades of grey in between. TAKE YOUR TIME! Shade in the direction of the shape so the edges are crisp. When you are finished, make sure the edges of shapes are crisp. The white edge of one shape should be next to the black part of the shape next to it. Back up from your drawing! Stand ten feet away to get a new perspective. What areas need to be touched up? Ask the artist next to you in class “What areas could I work on?”
Practice drawing a shattered pattern over this circle and then shade in each individual section. All of the shapes in the first section should be shaded from dark to light. All of the shapes in the adjacent section should be shaded from light to dark (see example below).
How to make your “Shattered Drawing” 1. Draw a line drawing from the photograph of your chosen object. For a pleasing composition It’s good to draw your object a little bit off center instead of smack in the middle of the page. (To save time, I drew a quick circle shape in this example as my object.)
2. “Shatter” the subject in some way by breaking it up with lines or shapes or patterns of some sort. These lines will overlap your first drawing. (There are numerous methods you can use…be creative! Think of various lines that break up objects: shattered glass, wavy lines of water, spiral lines, geometric division of shapes, etc.) The objective is to create more shapes in your drawing, like a giant puzzle.
3. In your drawing, shade all of the shapes in one strip at a time, going in order. Focus on each individual shape you have created, and apply the entire range of value (from black to white) in each shape. Follow the shading tips in this packet! *Make sure two black edges are never touching and two white edges are never touching…otherwise nobody will be able to see your image!
4. Now move to the second strip (right next to the one you just finished). Repeat the same process but this time shade all of the sections from white to black. *By reversing the shading in the sections of this second strip you will be able to see the edges of all of the shapes in your drawing.
Try your own mini shattered drawing here:
“Shattered” Drawing EVALUATION Name _________________________ Block___ This is your chance to reflect upon your process and finished product. In each of the categories circle one box that you feel most accurately matches the amount of work you did for this project. Category
A Excellent Outstanding Planned carefully, designed effectively, used space effectively.
The student tried unusual combinations; demonstrated outstanding problem solving skills.
The project was continued until it was as complete as the student could make it; took pride in going well beyond the requirement. The artwork was beautifully and patiently done; it was good as hard work could make it.
B Very Good Above Average Student made an effective design. Showed an awareness of filling the space adequately. The student made decisions after referring to one source; solved the problem in a logical way. The student worked hard and completed the project, but with a little more effort it might have been outstanding. With a little more effort, the work could have been outstanding; lacks the finishing touches.
C Average/ Good
D Below Average
The student did the assignment adequately, yet it shows lack of planning.
The assignment was completed and turned in, but showed little evidence of design or planning. The student tried one The student fulfilled the idea, and carried it out assignment, but gave adequately, but it lacked no evidence of trying originality. anything unusual.
Project was finished, but it could have been improved with more effort; chose an easy project and did it indifferently. The student showed average craftsmanship; adequate, but not as good as it could have been; a bit careless.
The project was completed with minimum effort.
The student showed belowaverage craftsmanship, lack of pride in finished artwork.
The student followed through on commitments, was sensitive to the feelings and knowledge level of others, willingly participated in necessary work. ALWAYS respectful. Excellent Use of grid method to enlarge your line drawing
The student participated enthusiastically, followed through on commitments, performed more than adequately, assisted in prep and cleanup. ALWAYS respectful.
The student did his or her share of work adequately, assisted in preparation and cleanup when asked. Not always on task. Occasionally disrespectful.
The student allowed others to do most of the work, did participate minimally, did the minimum amount. Was spoken to by the teacher. Sometimes disrespectful.
Each section is Excellent blended smoothly from light to dark.
In your own words, what is Cubism? In what ways is your drawing similar to Cubism?
What surprised you about this drawing or what do you think the most successful part of your work is?
If you were to do this project again, what would you do differently next time? What letter grade do you feel you have earned for this project? _____ Please write a few sentences explaining why you chose that grade.
After your final drawing is matted, labeled and displayed, please pass in your completed practice packet and reference image.
F Unsatisfactory /Poor The student did the minimum or the artwork was never completed. The student showed no evidence of original thought.
The student did not finish the work adequately. The student did not put in enough effort. The student showed poor craftsmanship; evidence of laziness or total lack of understanding. The student had a poor attitude. Was spoken to multiple times by the teacher or written up. Often disprespectful.
Did not use the grid method to enlarge line drawing Unsatisfactory /Poor
Packet for the Shattered Drawing Project