DOZEN Drawing: tonal drawing of 12 objects
Step No. 1: Thumbnail Drawings
- use the stencil provided and trace 12 thumbnails to plan for 12 compositions
- in each thumbnail, draw a quick contour line sketch to show the placement of each object within the frame while considering…
- have a number of challenging subjects been included?
- think about how to effectively place the object within the space of the rectangle: has the negative space been well-incorporated as a compositional component?
For example, look at the placement of the die and the shadows of each within the composition.
Step No. 2: Final Layout
- use the stencil provided to draw 12 frames for final drawing
- line paper up with the edges of stencil, making sure that all edges are flush
- draw the frames with a thin, gray sharpie pen (so your frames do not erase as you are working on objects)
Step No. 3: Final Drawing
- consider the balance of the 12 drawings as a whole – you want the viewer’s eye to move around the entire work
- begin drawing the 12 objects within the 12 frames while considering…
- is there a broad range of values (@ least 7)?
- have the values been accurately recorded to add dimension to the objects?
- do the drawings reflect skilled handling of the pencil as a drawing tool?
- do the drawings reflect thorough observation?