Wednesday, September 30, 2015

iPad Critique

Post a photo of the drawing you are interested in on your blog.... and answer these questions about the work.

1. How did the artist CREATIVELY solve the project? Is it shading, the subject of the drawing, how things were placed on the page, or another thing?

2. What are the three areas of EMPHASIS? What makes them get your attention?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Update Your Blog!

Post an image (or two) of your Durer drawing- in progress.

Describe how the lines in your drawing are related to Durer's drawing......

Describe what you might do next to improve your work....

thanks :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Amazing Lines of Durer

Durer used his training as a metal smith when he created this engraving. Each line of the image was carved into a metal plate, then the entire image was printed. Durer was able to make multiple copies of this image to sell.

Look how his lines create FORM and movement in the image.

See more about Durer here @

And more about the engraving here, @

Here are several details of the print to make it easier for you to explore the image and see his use of lines and marks.

First, here is the entire print-called "Melencolia" (created in 1514).

Here are some (actually LOTS) of details....