Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Free-Hand Perspective - Architecture / Exteriors

No Class Meeting Thursday, 10/25

Instead, you will have an outside assignment that will introduce you (or remind you) to how beautiful Memphis is and how much wonderful architecture lives here.


The Assignment:
  • You will be urban sketchers this week.
  • You will use the same techniques we have used today in class. This includes working in free-hand perspective, blocking in, line quality, loosening up, loose to tight
  • Line only!
  • You will fill the whole page. 
  • you must find a vantage point that shows the architecture at hand as well as all the surrounding elements in your view like landscaping, pedestrians,  surrounding buildings, etc.

For each drawing, write a paragraph (about 100 words) describing the building and it’s significance. Tell us how you were trying to capture this in your drawing as well as other learnings you may have had while you were on location.  

Snap a photo of your view point - print in color and bring with you to class next week. 

Materials include: black conte or charcoal pencil, rubber eraser, bond paper (18’’x24’’)
  1. Christian: The Peabody Hotel & Memphis College of Art Graduate Building 
  2. Kelsey: The Fedex Forum & Christ Community Broad Street
  3. Sam: MIFA & Cannon Center for Performing Arts
  4. D'Von: Sutherland Cardiology & Exchange Building
  5. Monique: Park it Here & Central Station
  6. Ashley: C & I Bank Buiding & The Bridge
  7. Tony: AutoZone Park & Pyramid Arena
  8. Amanda: WKNO Disgital Media Center & Skskind Susser Bland Immigration Law Office

Below is some student work showing loose to tight techniques with exterior scenes: 



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