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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Abstract Designs



The first Abstract Design was created by Wassily Kandinsky 

in 1911, called Komposition V

Watch these 2 Videos for more information about Mr. Kandisky's life. 

Since Kandinsky created the first piece of Abstract Art, 
many others have followed his creative footsteps. 

Mid Century (1950's) 
 inspired deisgns by 
Jenean Morrison


Eloise Renauf- Natural Abstract Designs

Look at all the images above. 
You see lots of shapes and lines. 
Some shapes are not really shapes because there is no outside line. 
These are called Implied Shapes. 
See how they overlap the actual shapes and implied shapes? 
Can you do that?

What makes ART "AbstracT"?

You are going to begin your own

Follow these Steps...
(pictures of steps below steps)

1. Get white paper (write name on back corner)
2. Draw 3 Big Shapes
3. Color the 3 big shapes with light colored markers 
(yellow, pink, peach, yellow orange, pastels, tints, or neon highlighter colors)
4. Draw 5 more shapes with a pencil VERY LIGHTLY. 
(these can partially overlap other shapes if you want). 
5. Draw lines or dots IN these shapes with a darker colored marker. 
(DO NOT trace the shape or define it)
6. Erase the shapes you drew with a pencil. 
(this is called an "implied shape") 
7. Draw 5 random black lines anywhere on your picture. 
(spiral, zig-zag, wavy, dashed, etc)
8. Draw 5 more random colored lines anywhere on your picture. 
9. Add more shapes or lines where you feel there needs some. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Value Scale Practice

Drawing Hands, by MC Escher

Look at this drawing. 
What parts look real and 3 dimensional ?
What parts look flat?

Head of Satyr, by Michaelangelo (pen and ink)

Let me introduce you to VALUE!

Triangular Pyramid Op Art

Victor Vasarley

I marked my Darks, Mediums and Lights with a pencil. 
Light- top first, or right
Medium- right first, or bottom
Dark- Left first or bottom

I decided to try it with markers... 

See how it looks with colored pencils... 
Video to watch... 

See how it looks digitally... 

Examples from a Middle School 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Commander Mark Kistler

Students Drawings Using the Below Lessons....
Carol B. 7th grade

Francisco 8th grade

Estrella 8th grade

                                          Complete as many of these as you can. 

Who is Commander Mark to me? 

Mark and Me
@ one of his drawing workshops in Houston (2010)

When I was a little girl, we did not have ART in school. 
I decided in 2nd grade to become an Artist. 
Since I had no real life teacher, 
I decided to dedicate my free time to learning art. 
I discovered a TV show called, 
Commander Mark and the Secret City. 
It was lead by the host, Commander Mark Kistler. 
He wore a futuristic coveralls with art supplied all down his sleeve
like bullets for creative war. 
He had a robot man and a dragon puppet that would make special appearances. 
He had a giant orange paper wall that he would add to every week called the 
Secret City of Imagination Station. 

One Cool Dude

The "Secret City"
The Robot Man


Here you can watch the OldSchool version like I did as a kid....

Old School Imagination Station

Here you can watch free videos for beginning artists...

Mini Marshmellow Lessons

Here is his YouTube Channel with newer lessons on it...

Mark Kistler YouTube