Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Interdisciplinary Arts: 9-18 Blog Work

Directions: Follow the steps below, developing a document to post as a comment by the end of the period. Be sure to proofread.

1. Visit the Grand Central Academy Blog. Peruse the blog, being sure to access older posts via the "older" option at the bottom of the post scroll. Locate 3 different images that depict only the block-in stage of the drawing process. Identify each artist and describe the composition as you did in your compositional analyses.

2. Click here to access a video tutorial regarding the edging process. Offer a brief synopsis that includes at least 3 take-aways from the video. Please use headphones if you have them with you.

3. Click here to see more work from Anthony Ryder. Locate a drawing that exemplifies his process as covered in your homework reading. Defend your selection with precision and specificity.

3. For the remainder of class, search the web for cast drawing sites and videos. Post 3 useful resources for your classmates and teacher to consider as we look forward to the next unit.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brian Cronin
Captain Vegetable, picture of glasses books on a table
Maneki Neko, has stacked books, bottles, and a rubber duck on top of stacked books.
Sharp Beak, an egg on a stand next to a pine cone and a target leaning against the wall.

Anonymous said...

1) Captain Vegetable, picture of food with a pitcher of a drink and some fruit, and a book to the left and etc.
2) Picture of what seems to be a bookshelf with a rubber duck and a bottle and a quill pen in a bottle and books.
3) Sharp beak, a picture of an egg on a pedestal and a plate behind it with rings around it, all on a table.
-Camden Cleathero

Anonymous said...

1) The Ant by Justine there is a pumpkin with a knife leaning on it surrounding the pumpkin are bottles and some leaves
The sharp Beak by Justine There is an egg on a stand with a flower which might be a rose under it
Athena Kim by Lauren Zayfdhsh it is a mountain range with some trees blocked in
2) The first thing the brain does is see edges so, edges are the most important to a 3D sketch.
Shadows create edges of contrast
Edges don’t need to be the darkest point of contrast
-Jake Burgess

Anonymous said...

1) The Ant by Justine there is a pumpkin with a knife leaning on it surrounding the pumpkin are bottles and some leaves
The sharp Beak by Justine There is an egg on a stand with a flower which might be a rose under it
Athena Kim by Lauren Zayfdhsh it is a mountain range with some trees blocked in
2) The first thing the brain does is see edges so, edges are the most important to a 3D sketch.
Shadows create edges of contrast
Edges don’t need to be the darkest point of contrast
-Jake Burgess

Anonymous said...

1) Captain Vegetable, picture of food with a pitcher of a drink and some fruit, and a book to the left and etc.
2) Picture of what seems to be a bookshelf with a rubber duck and a bottle and a quill pen in a bottle and books.
3) Sharp beak, a picture of an egg on a pedestal and a plate behind it with rings around it, all on a table.

1) create boundaries of contrast
2) edges do not need a black on white contrast
3) Lower lip almost always has a reflection

Maille 2002
Has a nice contrast of different marks and looks very realistic to the actual person and it also has more than just the face with a flower in the woman's hair, he also focused on the drawing as a whole not as individual elements of a drawing.
-Camden Cleathero

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcGX1VdRmcU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPHProdRhko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFoaFsJmdnI

-Camden Cleathero

Jason O'Neil said...

Captain Vegetable, picture of water, food, and a book on a table
The Ant, food and a knife is on the table
Maneki Neto, feathers, books, and a rubber duck are on a table

-Jason O'Neil

amanda pierce said...

Amanda Pierce
1) The images I chose from the Grand Central Academy’s Blog demonstrate the block-in process when drawing. The first image is titled “The Ant” and he is at day 1 of his/her drawing. The second image is called “The Sharp Beak” on day 1, and it has many lines showing the general outline and where some shading will be. The third image is drawn on day 1 as well and is titled “The Art Spirit” and has many lines showing forms and shapes and where some basic shading will be.
2) In the video Learning to Draw Portraits the narrator talks about finding value shapes and how at first the brain interprets them. Many times when we are drawing the brain will associate the edges with the outline of the drawing, but edges are much different and may be very subtle or nonexistent. Humans get into the habit of labeling and naming things and when we learn to draw we think of how the world is according to the label, when the values and shapes actually are different then how we think they should be. There are many resources out there to help our brains learn to understand value shapes such as exercises and apps.
3) On Anthony Ryders Website in the figure drawing section I chose an image of a woman crouched down with her elbow resting on her knee. The bottom half of the figure demonstates a block-in. You can see the envelpoe of the womans form which mirrors the basic outline. You can also see on the feet some faint lines that resemble nonparalelism. The top half of the womans figure is shadded where Anothony built part of the drawing with his anticipated value scale where if he finished the bottom he would have used the top half as a key.
4) Some helpful cast drawing recources to take a look at could be:
- http://480bc.com/sight_size/sightsize.htm
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX30fs9LNBQ
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yxr05TPpKI

Laine Parker said...

1)
“Day 1: Captain Vegetable” (posted 7/28/14), which is of fruits, a pitcher, a mostly filled glass, a book, a spoon, and a bottle on a table.
“Day 1: Sharp Beak” (posted 7/28/14), which is of something that looks like a crystal ball, a rose, and a circular object, like a drawing of a screenshot of Beauty and the Beast.
“Day 1: Maneki Neko” (posted 7/28/14), which is of several books (some stacked vertically, some stacked horizontally), two bottles (one with a feather in it, maybe a quill), and a little toy duck.

In “Learn to Draw Portraits - Ep.5A Value Shapes” by Eclectic Asylum Art on Youtube, the artist explains edges and edging through the process of drawing human lips, and then through the picture of a man. Three takeaways from the video are that edges are created by “boundaries of contrast,” that sight and perception can sometimes mess with us when we’re drawing, and that shadows deeply affect shadows.

Both “Figure Drawing Demo, Cara” and “Figure Drawing Demo, Eliza” are purposefully incomplete drawings, and therefore a window into Anthony Ryder’s process. The lower half of the women have not progressed past the block-in; mostly erased lines are visible, the hands are rough, two fingerless. The drawings show what Ryder was trying to convey: that envelopes and contours are essential to the completion of the picture.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcGX1VdRmcU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJ7cjfH1WY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=747tGlYUILU

Anonymous said...

1.) Day 1: Captain Vegetable. the block in consists of light lines that show ware the paint is later to be placed , it shows ware the fruit and water pitcher will go.
2.) Day 1: Maneki Neko. the block in has old books stacked together with random objects scattered around, but they look like they belong, except for the rubber duck, it looks like a comedic addition.
3.)Day 1: Sharp Beak. the block in has dark lines and is very precise as to ware the lighting differences will go.
-Arianna Heath

Anonymous said...

the YouTube video showed that a form didn't need an outline to make a form because the different values created the clear image of the mouth. I also learned that how the eye and the brain interpret edges are two different methods, one deals with the shading while the other deals with form and outline. the brain sees edges that go undetected to the eye.-Arianna heath

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yxr05TPpKI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFoaFsJmdnI
http://www.fineartstore.com/s-2317-plaster-cast-models.aspx
ariannaheath

Anonymous said...

the drawing that I chose for my example show the different methods he mentioned in his paper/book. the drawing is only half completed to show that the bottom is the block in and the steps he takes to do the details and to get to the finished product.

Carli Arcaro said...

-Captain Vegetable depicts a still life consisting of a tabletop. On the table top there is a book laying down next to a pot, behind a spoon. There is a cup half full of water and a pitcher next to it. There is also fruit laying in front of the cups and pitcher.
-Sharp Beak depicts a still life consisting of a flat surface with a pinecone next to an egg being shown off on a stand in front of a plate or shield type thing that grabs a lot of the attention in the still life
-Maneki Neko depicts a still life of a surface containing many books assorted a couple ways with a bottle next to a toy duck on one of them with a quill pen in a bottle on the other side with a lot of shadows made around everything

Anonymous said...

Day 2: by The Ant

This composition is a still life that appears to have fruit and drinks. The artist painted the background red and the setting, a brown table. The setup is on a white cloth that is on a red and pink designed table cloth. While the background looks to be painted already, the fruit is still in the block-in-stage of the drawing process.

Day 1: Captain Vegetable

This composition is a still life and contains many different food and drink items. The drawing is completely in the block-in-stage of the drawing process. There appears to be a bowl with a spoon, a glass of liquid, and a pitcher. There is also a napkin and what looks to be a cereal box tipped on its side with cereal tumbling out. It is all set up on a simple table with bare walls.

Athena Kim

This drawing is of a vast landscape of the mountains. It is in the block-in-stage of the drawing process. In front of the mountains there is a large field. It is very bare except for the tree towards the left of the drawing. Right before the mountains, there appears to be a fence. The mountains seem to go far off into the distance. Above them is an empty sky with little detail.

-Amy Patrone

Anonymous said...

Part 2:

The upper lip is a slightly different color and value then the rest of the skin

The outside edges are different then how the brain interprets them; they are very subtle

Edges are created by boundaries of contrast rather than lines

-Amy Patrone

Anonymous said...

Eric Sanford

The first block in is a still life which has, from left to right, a setup of a short, wide glass bottle with two feathers coming out of the opening, 3 books standing, a tall, thin bottle and a rubber duck resting on two books laid down with papers resting on the right edge of the top book under the duck, sheltering a lemon on the far right of the composition. The objects are all resting on a tabletop. The artist is listed as Maneki Neko.

The 2nd block in is also a depiction of a still life on a tabletop with the setup, left to right, of a short wide bottle; a small tube, possibly a film case or a spool of thread; a large pumpkin or squash in the center, with two small round objects, a feather resting vertically against the pumpkin, a medium sized round object, and finally a pinecone on the far right of the composition. The objects are framed into a rectangular shape by lines in the background and the surface they are resting on. The artist is listed as The Ant.

The 3rd block in is yet another tabletop covered in objects, which, from left to right, are a book (which goes off the page to the right) with a few grapes and a spoon resting in front of it towards the right. Following the book and spoon is a bowl, followed by a tall glass full of water (with more grapes in front of it), a lemon with some papers draped on the table in front of it, a very tall pitcher and a wide bottle. The compositional objects go from short height (the book) to nearly reaching the top of the page (the pitcher from left to right then drops back down with the wide bottle. The Artist is listed as “Captain Vegetable”.

Anonymous said...

Eric Sanford

The first block in is a still life which has, from left to right, a setup of a short, wide glass bottle with two feathers coming out of the opening, 3 books standing, a tall, thin bottle and a rubber duck resting on two books laid down with papers resting on the right edge of the top book under the duck, sheltering a lemon on the far right of the composition. The objects are all resting on a tabletop. The artist is listed as Maneki Neko.

The 2nd block in is also a depiction of a still life on a tabletop with the setup, left to right, of a short wide bottle; a small tube, possibly a film case or a spool of thread; a large pumpkin or squash in the center, with two small round objects, a feather resting vertically against the pumpkin, a medium sized round object, and finally a pinecone on the far right of the composition. The objects are framed into a rectangular shape by lines in the background and the surface they are resting on. The artist is listed as The Ant.

The 3rd block in is yet another tabletop covered in objects, which, from left to right, are a book (which goes off the page to the right) with a few grapes and a spoon resting in front of it towards the right. Following the book and spoon is a bowl, followed by a tall glass full of water (with more grapes in front of it), a lemon with some papers draped on the table in front of it, a very tall pitcher and a wide bottle. The compositional objects go from short height (the book) to nearly reaching the top of the page (the pitcher from left to right then drops back down with the wide bottle. The Artist is listed as “Captain Vegetable”.