Homework Due THIS CLASS
- Complete the transfer of your posterized value portrait to Bristol.
- Start painting! And come prepared to work in class on your painting.
Materials Needed THIS CLASS
- bristol pad
- tracing paper
- 2 small jars to hold paint
- brushes, if you have them.
- two water containers (yogurt cups, soda bottles with tops cut off, soup cans)
- palette (round 10-well) or plastic take-out container.
- cotton rags or paper towels (old white t-shirts or scraps)
Let’s designate a facilitator and take a look at your new Visual Library posts.
- You should already have transferred your portrait to bristol.
- Start or continue painting. Aim to have your painting completed by the end of class.
Painting on Bristol
- With your posterized printout as a visual reference, paint each value area using a range of black, white, and gray values. Use your Value Scale as a guide for matching value steps.
- NOTE: The paint will be lighter when it dries. Test your range of values on scrap bristol first.
- When you have completed your composition carefully protect all elements with a piece of clean tracing paper.
- Do not worry about accurately rendering an eye, nose or ear, see/think only in terms of value and the boundaries of each value relationship.
- Notice how some values crossover shape boundaries into adjoining areas (open-value), while others are limited by the edges of the shape (closed-value).
- Remember protect your painting with tracing paper as you work. Paint is delicate and can easily pick up the dirt and oils from your hands.
- Before you apply paint to paper make sure it’s completely mixed in the palette to produce a flat consistent appearance. We want flat, blocks of paint without streaks or brush marks.
- Keep two containers of water, use 1 for washing your brushes and 1 for adding water to paint, if needed.
- Wash your brush after each value is mixed and applied.
- Use a paper towel or rag to get excess paint and water off the brush before mixing a new value.
Homework Due Next Class
- Finish your painting. Make sure it’s protected with tracing paper.
- Bring your original hi-res Value Portrait and Posterized Portrait (saved to thumb drive). We will be scanning your painted portrait and creating short videos with your original Value Portrait.
- If you didn’t contribute to the Visual Library yet this week, do so! You should have added at least 8 posts by next class. Consider adding an image that demonstrates: Contrast.
Materials Needed For Next Class
- original hi-res Value Portrait on thumb drive
- Posterized Value Portrait on thumb drive
- flash/thumb drive