Thurs. Feb. 28 #digitalstencils #photoshopskills #stencils #positivespace #negativespace #chuckcloseexperiment

Intro to Art: Exercise #1-Create a Multi-Colored Stencil on Your Own

  1. Understanding and applying digital tools, techniques, and processes by using Adobe Photoshop to manipulate photographs which will be used to create a stencil.
  2. Apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks by creating a 3 color stencil using steps that are demonstrated in class.

Here we go…Below you will find the directions to today’s in-class exercise that you will practice the digital skills we’ve spent the last 4-5 days going over.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the files that are made available, and the steps you need to show in your work.

  1. Download the following file and open it in Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Choose either the “Hot Dog Suit” or “Chicken Suit” lego image to create a 3-Color Digital stencil
  3. Use the “Digital Multi-Color Stencil” CHEAT SHEET as well as previous skills to aid in the process of making a 3-Color Stencil.
  4. Follow steps 9-11 on the cheat sheet, to make a second copy of your stencil, THIS TIME WITH A DIFFERENT COLOR SCHEME.
  5. SAVE YOUR WORK TO BE SUBMITTED NEXT WEEK.

Multi-Color Stencil Cheat-Sheet


 Adv. Drawing: Chuck Close Experiment

  • Apply their understanding for enlarging a photograph by recalling steps taken to create a grid drawing and building an enlarged image from a photograph.
  • Listen to directions and be able to retell specific steps taken in the GRID ENLARGEMENT process by checking their peers work through a private critique.

Keeping in mind there is not a wrong or right answer, What types of SHAPES are you going to focus on as you move through the various details of your portrait?  Are those SHAPES really there?  What does it mean to SIMPLIFY the box?

What are you PLANNING now so that TOMORROW will be successful?

Last week we had a little “fun” trying to use the ruler to set up a grid.  Regardless of where you are at today, we will be spending some time in class to double-check to make sure that our grids are set up correctly to ensure that we, in fact, can ENLARGE our image.

Now for those of you who are able to get the grid complete or may have been absent check out this link for some additional info on using a grid to enlarge a drawing:

Using the Grid to Enlarge a Drawing

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