Unlike expressive lines, directional lines are very precise. Lines should all be the same thickness.
These lines look as if they are bending and overlapping. This is not "free" drawing like expressive lines but calculated, constant, and even.
Sketchbook Assignment- Drawing Sound
This sketchbook assignment you will need to sit and listen. You will draw the sounds around you. You may use a pen or pencil. The entire page must be covered. This may take you several days worth of sounds to fill the page. The images you draw should reflect the sound. I will need to see at least 20 different sounds. If you hear a lawnmower you can draw the lawnmower and have a line that shows the variety. Like the examples above. Use your imagination.
Paper Bag Drawing
Create a graphite drawing of a paper bag or groups of bags that shows vale and texture.
1. Select a still life of the paper bags. Create a drawing of the bags
2. Use the graphite sticks and pencils to create a broad range of values
3. Include a background and show the light source
12" x 18" white paper
Negative Space Drawing
Create a negative space drawing with an active background that uses line, shape and color.
Sketchbook Assignment 2D and 3D Arrows
2-D and 3-D Arrows
Click here for more examples 2-D and 3-D Arrows
Read about a zentangles here: what is a zentangle?
Watch this video to see the creation of a zentanngle:
Create a Zentangle using pen on the notecard.
Use repetition to create a pattern
Learn to control the pen to create thick and thin lines
Fill in the entire space with pattern
Sketchbook Cover Design
Create a cover design for your sketchbook that has the following:
Pick one of the following assignments:
-Timeline of your life- it does not have to be a straight line!
Draw your self a year from now. Where will you be? What will you be doing? Focus on illustrating and ACTION and a Narrative SCENE.
The sketchbook assignment should take 4-6 hours. Sketch ideas first and select the strongest composition. It should be a high quality work of art.
Drawing and Painting