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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Op Art American Flags

Middle School Version

Kalie Rodgers 2021- 6th grade

Kalie'f finished

Kali, No Name,
Mary, Kiera
Intro to Art Class 2021

Emma, Estrella &’Ariel
Intro to Art Class 2021

Kaleece, Chevelle, 
Breanna, Josilen, 
Kaylynn & Desiree

Mariana, Carie, 

Krissie, Preciosa, 
Francie, Braylon, 
Yuka & Jason. 

Marco uses Marker 2019

Draw a W on the paper, but the tips should be cut off. 

Use curved lines (no more than 13) going down the even numbered columns. 
Try to make the same amount. 

Make curved lines in the opposite direction on the odd numbered columns. 
They should join another line from the previous column. 

In the top left corner, create starts that curve with the line. 
you can use that line as a guide line for the arms of the stars. 

When coloring down the columns, use value, 
The center of the column should be the lightest spot, like a shiny glare. 
You should increase pressure as you get closer to the edge of the line. 
I made a guide line down the center to keep me from coloring there. 
I will erase it later. 

you can see the elementary school version here...

Artist that use American Flags as their subjects are considered 
POP artist. 
Here are 2 of them. 

Jasper Johns 
Using Repetition and Complementary Colors

Keith Haring

We will be using CONTOUR LINES to make our flag appear as 3D. 
It will be an optical illusion. 

Finished Examples coming soon...
We are working on it. 
Students working on creating VALUE on each column of their furling flag.
Grades 6-8

Students were instructed to make 5 columns using slightly diagonal but mostly vertical lines. 
They then made bending lines (frowns and smiles) opposing on each column for the 
They added stars in the upper left corner that also are suppose to go on a curve and be staggered. 

For color, we used red, grey and blue to do the shading in each column. 
They were allowed to use colored pencil, crayons or marker for the shading. 
They previously learned special shading techniques in order to do the challenge of marker
(Stippling, Hatching, Cross Hatching and scribbling). 
Mrs. Morgan's marker above

Bella and Zack's American Flags

Practice your value before you begin. 
Teachers can 

Fall 2019
MMS Students

Advanced Alternative
Use the complementary color idea from Jasper Johns as inspiration for a new colored flag. 
Think of a new color scheme... have fun. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Contour Line Rainbow Blobs

Alexander 6th grade

 1st Period Art 2019
Ruben, Ambria, Jason, 

Desiree, Yuka & Katie

2nd Period Art 2019
 Janette, Saphyra, 
Chris, Lucy, 

Isac, Caroline,

Moses & Chance

 3rd Period Art 2019
Maxx, Caroline, 

Bailee, Josilen,

Kaylee, Brooklyn, 
Danielle & Ethan

4th Period Art 2019
Krissie, Brian, Riley, 
Jackie, Brooke & Alisia 

8th Period Art 2019
Breanna, Makena, Preciosa, 
Tania, Marco & Chevelle

9th period Art 2019
Nathalie, Maiyah, 
Jamya, Jorja & Luke

I found inspiration for this project from the art teacher
on Instagram. 
She always has fun colorful things for her class to do.
Here is her website as well...
I wasn't really sure of her method of doing the project, so I did a little experimenting of my own. 
Using a combination of watercolor and marker with water 
I ended up having a similar 
(but not so brilliant) result. 

Begin with 8 circles drawn in pencil in varying sizes.
Some may go partially off the paper.
We will experiment with 2 methods of watercolor and use 4 for each type. 

How I started the circles. 


Fill in the entire circle with water from a brush. 
Get watercolor on the brush and drop/dot colors into the circle all around
 and they will expand outwards. Use ANALOGOUS colors that will blend well and that are next to each-other on the color wheel
This watercolor technique is called wet on wet. 


results After the WET ON WET watercolor drop method. ..


Now, time for the second type of watercolor technique... 

Video with marker dots only. 
Apply large dots of marker to the remaining circles leaving a little wiggle room for them.
Continue to choose ANALOGOUS colors that blend well. 
They should be about the size or a skittle or a peanut M&M. 
Use a wet brush to swirl the colors together. 

Trial and Error... Critiquing and Tweeking..

Because my original wet on wet watercolor was not as brilliant as hers,  
I added marker dots when it was dry and went over the marker with a wet brush to make it expand. 

After adding marker and water...

After the water is dry, begin tracing the circles. 
Stay with their shape, even if it got a little off the circle. 
THis makes the outcome more interesting. 
Contour line is used in different areas of life. 
It is used for topography maps and in drawing. 
Our CONTOUR LINES will resemble that of the Typography Map. 


Continue outlining until the black circle is about to touch another circle or line. 
If this happens, do not touch them, but use the same line to go around the other circle as well 
(like an "8" that does not touch in the middle). 

Continue doing this until it is filled up with lines that bend around each circle. 
This is called CONTOUR LINE> 

Alexa adding shadow with blendy stump. 

Then, using a pencil and a shading stump, add a shadow around each circle.