I have posted your still-life photographs to a temporary blog. Take a look. Browse through your options and consider which offers the best composition for your piece. You should save this image and prepare to transfer the basic block-in via projection either today or Tuesday. You are strongly encouraged to print an 8x10 photograph unless you have an iPad available for classroom use. If you took your own photos with a phone, great, but remember that the image I've saved for you is a 15 megapixel image (iPhone pictures are 5-8), which allows you far more zooming capacity for the detail expected in a photorealistic image. Once we make our selections, we will work in pairs to transfer the images with the projector. If you are not working on a transfer, you should be completing the blog work below.
1. Offer a reflection for the Chuck Close documentary. What scenes, techniques, or elements resonated with you? (one paragraph)
2. The article on edges (from Wednesday) was written by Anthony Waichulis. Visit his online gallery, browse his and his colleagues' work, and pinpoint your favorite still-life image. Identify it and describe the qualites that you find exemplary.
3. Use the links on Mr. Kefor's art blog or any other online resource to track down at least 5 still-lifes that demonstrate particular visual characteristics that you hope to display in your own photrealistic piece. Paste them into a Word document along with bullet notes for each. Narrow your margins (save paper) and print this resource to include in your sketchbook/study pages.
4. Complete a compositional thumbnail from your selected photo. Include a 5 value key and range. Keep this for reference and to include in your study pages.
5. In the interest of planning ahead, view last year's proposal brainstorming for the forthcoming independent study. Brainstorm possibilities for your own proposal (post here as a paragraph).