Drawing: Measurement, Proportion, Contour, and Value

Due Friday, 11/7 - P2 W, P3, P5 W, Thursday, 11/6 - P2B

A careful drawing, in which you:
Find the correct proportions of objects
Find the relationship between objects
Find the objects’ relative positions in space
Use a variety of marks to define the forms

You will use three (3) objects:
A regular sized Styrofoam coffee cup or similar standard cup
A lemon, lime, egg, apple, or pear
An easily recognizable standard size milk or juice container (quart or half gallon)

You should:
Draw as close to life size as your page will allow.
Orient your page vertically
Stand the bottle and cup up. Do NOT lay them on their sides.
Position the three objects so that they OVERLAP each other
As you begin your drawing, mark location points to help you figure out proportions and placement of objects on the page.
Use line variation (light/dark, thin/thick) to indicate the light source, the structure, and detail.
Define the shapes of your objects by shading (NOT SMUDGING), using marks to achieve a wide range of values in your drawing. Look back in your sketchbook for inspiration from the work of van Gogh or other artists. See what strategies they used to create values.

Pencil, eraser
Three objects

Include a second cup lying on its side, with the open end towards you.