“Maybe a person’s world can grow bigger in all the right ways, not too wide that it becomes shallow, just large enough to preserve its depth.”
― Deb Caletti, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
Phoenix provides great weather and landscape and we’re outdoors for 2 weeks to complete the in-class assignment. Students have to consider foreground, middle-ground, and background as they work out a composition. They include different textures and deal with shapes that overlap. For homework, they create a self-portrait.
I explain illusion of depth in a 2 dimensional artwork. A drawing, a painting, and a print have height and width and the depth is illusion. Three dimensional work is real object / sculpture. It has height, width, depth and maybe volume.
These two assignments mark the end of the use of marker. Next we start charcoal.
Below are some examples.
… and the self-portraits …
Both assignments require students use everything they’ve learned up to this point, along with working out spatial depth. The critique shows everyone’s progress.