Sketchbook No.13: Robots, Goblins & Monsters, Oh My!

Essential Question(s):

1.What impact can the Elements of Art, TEXTURE + COLOR, create when used with EMPHASIS?

2.How are the Principles of Design, UNITY + BALANCE, used to strengthen a work of art?

 Mastery Objective(s): The student will…

1. demonstrate their understanding of the Elements of Art, TEXTURE + COLOR and the Principles of Design, UNITY + BALANCE, by creating a one or two-page spread of a uniquely, innovative robot, goblin and/or monster EMPHASIZING texture + color. 


Must use 1 OR 2 page spread focusing on using the composition wisely and intentionally: use as much of the composition as possible with 1 of the 3 types of balance –

  • Symmetrical
  • Asymmetrical
  • Radial

Subject Matter: one or more of ROBOTS, GOBLINS or MONSTERS of your very OWN CREATION!

  • If you are having a difficult time coming up with ideas, here are some ways to get your creative juices flowing:
    • create a make believe story that your creature exists in…this is how young children come up with most of their ideas!
    • focus on one ‘style’ and then create a ‘collection’ of sorts from that chosen style
    • relate your creature to something else, for example, like the treehouse sketchbook, it had to represent you and/or your family; so what is something your creature can relate to?
  • REMEMBER the EOA’s that you MUST EMPHASIZE: Texture + Color

Media: open media (your choice), except NO GRAPHITE! IF you want to use GRAPHITE, it MUST be combined with another medium. REMEMBER – Color is important in this one!

EXAMPLES: (images below are an accumulation from the internet, individual images may not fit all the requirements!)