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This will give you a bit of info about each project. Please select which of the projects you will select to do first. . . The Eyes Have It: Drawing Eyes, Eyelashes and Expression Nosey Personalities: Drawing Noses Less is More Hear No Evil: Drawing Ears Transparencies and Opacities Teacher Portraits: Face, Hands, Props and Backgrounds


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following projects will you be working on first? The Eyes Have It: Drawing Eyes, Eyelashes and Expression Nosey Personalities: Drawing Noses Less is More Hear No Evil: Drawing Ears Transparencies and Opacities Teacher Portraits: Face, Hands, Props and Backgrounds
    • A. 

      The Eyes Have It: Drawing Eyes, Eyelashes and Expression

    • B. 

      Nosey Personalities: Drawing Noses Less is More

    • C. 

      Hear No Evil: Drawing Ears Transparencies and Opacities

    • D. 

      Teacher Portraits: Face, Hands, Props and Backgrounds

  • 2. 
    The Eyes Have It: Drawing Eyes, Eyelashes and Expression Please request the proper paper to work on:  FIRST Look up some artists/designers and explain how eyes have been used by them in the past... Cut and past a link to a video (vimeo, links only) or website with artists/designers who use EYES in their work, and describe what you like best about their artwork. You will be working on creating a drawing where eyes are the focus.... For the first drawing you may begin in pencil to draw an over-sized eye. Write down the ability level which you think you are at so far...  Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced,  Watch the Tutorial to study from: http://vimeo.com/5569908 Make a drawing of an eye in pencil Tutorial to study from: http://vimeo.com/18179835 Make a second drawing of an eye in Charcoal BONUS for advanced, try one in Photoshop Tutorial at: http://vimeo.com/68888669 
  • 3. 
    Nosey Personalities: Drawing Noses Less is More Is t;here geometry in drawing faces? http://www.goldennumber.net/beauty/ Some Kids in Middle Schools cut a photo in half, then draw the other side... ever done one of these?  Did it help? http://www.kinderart.com/drawing/facestudy.shtml People try to tell you to start with an oval, and put the eyes at the half-way mark, My students have always hated these drawings when I made them divide the head this way http://howtodrawaperson.org/how-to-draw-a-persons-face/ Here is why the proportions are first taught in the full front view, it is because when the head turns to display the 3/4 view, you need to map out the same proportions as though they are on a globe. Take a look at the structure of these cartoon faces:  http://aurella-art.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-i-draw-faces.html  But I like to draw heads in profile, especially when trying to find characteristics specific to a person's nose... DaVinci was a master at working the proportions of faces from the side view, go to: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leonardo_da_vinci,_Profile_of_an_old_man.jpg and His drawing never cease to amaze me: http://www.drawingsofleonardo.org/ And on PHOTOshop:  http://www.artofwei.com/2012/05/01/photoshop-painting-of-my-pretty-face-drawing/ So now that you have seen a few face drawings, say why you think less is more... How much of the nose should you draw, when you are drawing a face?
  • 4. 
    Hear No Evil: Drawing Ears Transparencies and Opacities First read over this webpage and then, watch the tutorial http://minimatisse.blogspot.com/2014/01/draw-ear.html Next, try to draw an ear in pencil... Have someone sit very still for you and pose. Be sure to have some light source which will allow you to see how the flesh of the ear is transparent.... 
  • 5. 
    If you are drawing / painting or creating a Digital Illustration of one of the Pathways Academy Teachers, take a look at Photographer James Mollison's artwork exhibit which is on view right now at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary art in Ridgefield:  http://www.aldrichart.org/exhibitions/Mollison.php  More about his exhibit can be found on his website at:  http://www.jamesmollison.com/project_disciples.php  Remember that the Portrait Project must contain:  a. enough of the face to make it recognizable of the person you are making a portrait of B. a prop to remind us about their department and what they teach, like a beaker for a Chemistry Teacher c. enough of their hands, holding the prop....