Name ____________________________ Period _____
Expressive Line Design for Intro to ART
Part 1. Drawing and Arranging the Composition…
Check each off after completion!
_____ 1. Decide if you want your picture to be vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape).
_____ 2. Create TEXTURE by rubbing a portion (about 1/3)
of your paper on a textured surface (use bricks, concrete, shoe tread, shutters, a garbage can, crumple it up, etc…)
_____ 3. Draw a LIGHT tic-tac-toe over the entire picture plane. This is the Rule of Thirds. At each crossing there is a perfect spot for a focal point.
_____4. Draw a geometric shape of your choice on one of the crossings. Make the shape at least 6”. Erase the rest of the tic-tac-toe. Inside the shape choose a complicated detailed image from the focal point handout. Use your viewfinder or modified contour drawing skills to draw it in the shape. This is the FOCAL POINT, the MOST important part of the picture.
_____5. Draw a horizon line.
_____6. Choose 1 point or 2 point perspective then add your vanishing point or points. Draw a square or rectangle and follow your perspective rules- use orthogonals.
______7.Draw 3 expressive lines that lead the eye to the focal point. These could just be wavy lines… or they can be flames…waves… cracks… arrows… Anything that will bring attention to the focal point.
_____ 8. Draw another Horizontal Line somewhere empty.
Repeat this step if you feel it would help to BALANCE
the composition… any length is fine. Horizontal lines
create a calming effect.
_____ 9. Connect the lines with even MORE lines to create
at least 3 SHAPES! One must be an Organic shape
(such as clouds, webs, mountains, trees)
_____ 10. Draw one (1) Vertical line that breaks the picture plane. (This will add formality to your design) Repeat if you desire or feel it is needed.
_____ 11. Draw some diagonal lines, to add a feeling of action and movement. Add variety to your picture by using different lengths.
_____ 12. Draw some curved lines in an empty area, to add GRACE.
_____ 13. Make 3 new shapes using the lines you have just added. Overlap forms and shade using the crosshatching technique.
_____ 14. Go back to your focal point. Add a pattern (ex: bricks, tear drops, letters, geometric shapes curved lines) to part of the building.
_____ 15. Draw 7 circles of progressive sizes. (These may
be added to further enhance your focal point if
needed) Show overlapping of shapes!
_____ 16. In an empty area of the picture plane draw a modified contour of a small personal object blown up; shoe, cell phone, hand, purse, backpack, i-pod, jewelry, finger,eye,etc.
_____ 17. Check the composition! Give yourself a Self-
Critique by asking; ___Is the design balanced?
___Does it have a Strong focal point? ___Too full?___Too empty? ___Have variety? ___Look original?___Show harmony?
***Do Not Go On Until All 18 Steps Have Been Completed From the First 2 Pages!
Part 2. Adding color, value, media, and style!
All steps marked PRACTICE are done in your D-Book and are graded!
_____ 18.Shade your PATTERN FRAME with a pen. Use crosshatching or stippling. Show a full tonal range from white to black.
_____ 19. Color your contour personal object using primary colored pencils, include white and black.
_____ 20. PRACTICE mixing paint by creating a color spectrum, taking color notes, & paint techniques.
______21. PRACTICE painting a mini landscape in your D-Book and demonstrate the correct use of all the brushes.
______22. PRACTICE oil pastels in your D-Book. Draw a ribbon curling and twisting on the pages, color with complementary colors and black & white.
_____ 23. Using Oil Pastels - apply color to 7 circles. Use all 3 of the complementary color schemes.
_____ 24. Choose 2 major shapes and paint them using any of the painting techniques we learned. Use a warm color scheme.
_____ 25. On the larger background sections use Chalk Pastels to apply a monochromatic color scheme of your choice.
_____ 26. PRACTICE coffee painting techniques in your d.book by drawing a part of an animal and painting in washes of coffee.
_____ 27. If desired paint an area of your composition in coffee
_____ 28. Color your focal point using any media YOU like.Choose colors that will stand out from the rest of the composition.
_____ 29. Select 1 or 2 shapes in your composition. Cut them out, then patch the hole with scrap paper (black is best). Build a form for each shape using folded paper or layered cardboard, glue together so that pieces will literally emerge from the surface of the design.
_____ 30. Achieve color balance by making sure that a color
is used at least 3 times throughout your picture, ADD WHERE NEEDED. The only exception…Do not duplicate the color of the focal point!
_____31. Finally… finish adding color and value to any shapes left, use your favorite media. Make sure you light/value is consistent
Strong focal point 15 possible _______
Variety of line and shape 15 possible _______
Color theory, balance of color 15 possible _______
Value, full range of light & dark 15 possible _______
Originality, personal style 15 possible _______
Media Mastery 15 possible _______
Work Ethic 10 possible _______
Total Possible = 100 Your Grade = _________