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Friday, March 26, 2021

Peter Max Pop Art Objects

 What do you see in the images below? 

What things repeat themselves? 

Look for FIVE things you see more than once..... 

1. Bright blends of colors, 
2. Colors of objects are abstract and unnatural. 
3. Radiating lines from center of an image. 
4. Stars, circles or shapes floating around the image. 
5. Faces in Profile in the sky or within objects. 
6. Application is Solid/Printed/Graphic looking. 

The man behind these designs is PETER MAX!

Have fun looking at more of these designs from the same artist... 

Peter Max 

One Groovy Dude

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937, is a German-American artist known for using abstract bright colors in his work. Works by Max are associated with the visual arts and culture of the 1960s, particularly dreamlike art and pop art.

Learn alot more about him here...


Younger Peter

Your Assignment
You will choose an object of choice
(banana, dinosaur, trombone, mushroom, pencil, your own face... anything).
Draw this object as the largest thing on your paper. 
Using the FIVE characteristics from Peter Max, 
Create a dreamlike background behind your image. 

I did a small 3by5 sketch of my idea. 
My object was a paint pallet with a profile view of my face behind it. 
I used the cloud clusters, stars, planets, radiating lines to mimic his style as well. 

I then transfered it to a larger piece of paper 12 by 18 and drew lightly with pencil. 

I then used black permanent marker to outline the design. 

Coloring was the challenge...... 

Most of the poster I am using markers, specifically BIC permanent marker collection. 
This will give it the graphic/solid look that Peter Max has on his early designs. 

Peter Max uses an ombre, color blending technique on his posters. 
Getting that look is hard with markers. 
You can use colored pencil or crayon to get the look. 
Here's how.... 
Pick 2 colors that will blend well together with each-other.
One should be a darker. 
Use the darker color first to create a smooth value scale. 
Use the lighter color using hard pressure over the entire area left. 
The 2 colors will blend if you did this correctly. 
I will post finished picture at the top when completed... 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Art Deco Symmetrical Insect

"Beauty in a Beatle Back" by Tabitha Morgan

"Things are but Dust" by Tabitha Morgan
-images above inspired by Marsha Robinson & Art Deco style

Colorado Artist, Marsha Robinson

Kristin Heldt 

Victoria Turcotte 

Clara McAllister 

Where did ART DECO come from ? 


Use colored paper.

-Stay in the Art Deco style
Art Deco the predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors and used most notably in household objects and in architecture. Art deco design is primarily symmetrical, sharp edged, geometric, streamlined, often simple,
and pleasing to the eye. 
Luxurious, rich, future inspired and modern for it's time. 
AD uses hints of Ancient Egyptian & Ancient Central American and Aztec ideas. 

-Insect must be largest part of the design.

-Art must be symmetrical (use folding and tracing technique).  

-At must have added symmetrical Designs or Border around insect. 

-Designs (not background )must be colored with Prisma Color Colored Pencils. 

-Creative Challenge
use pattens and designs inside of bug's body or wings like Marsha Robinson

Suggested Steps

1. find your insect
photo credit to weeklyvillager.com

2. Pick your colored paper
(what colors are common in Art Deco Design?)
Lighter colors will make it easier to trace and color. 
I chose manillla and light grey for my first two. That worked well. 

3. Draw a border

4. Rotate your paper to fit your insect correctly. 
Learn to turn. Is it wide or tall?

5. Find the center of your insect.
Fold your paper in half.
Draw half of the insect with pencil and trace with dark marker. 

6. Trace to the other side of paper using backlighting with pencil. 
7. Trace what you drew with same dark marker. 
Continue doing this with each design to transfer to other side. 
* if your paper is too thick or dark, you cannot see through it. 
Scroll down to the end to see alternative to lightbox/window tracing. 

7th period working on the Symmetry

8. USE ART DECO color schemes seen above...
Mostly tints, shade and tones excluding the use of pure colors & violet. 
Gold is the most used color in Art Deco.

Color your designs and insect using symmetrical colors. 
Use supplies that show on the paper. 
This would be either Prisma Color pencils or Construction paper crayons 
and some markers may work. Test on back of paper to make sure first. 

photo credit to HGTV.com

* If your paper is too thick or dark to trace with light box or window, 
Get a half sheet of thin tracing paper. Trace one half of your design onto the paper with pencil. 
Flip paper over ( with pencil tracing facing downwards) 
and move to other side where you want your reflected image. 
Hold tight or paperclip paper down to keep it from moving. 
Begin tracing on back side of trace paper on the pencil lines with a pencil. 
This will transfer the lead to the drawing. 
Then you can go over the transfer to make it darker or with a marker. 
This took about 30 minutes longer than just using thinner or lighter paper. 

Spring 2021-8th grade Advanced Art

Top Row: GJ, Ethan, Adrian
Middle Row: Krissie , Bella
Bottom Row: Jason Todd