1. Practice the contour drawing process (probably for a couple days)
—Move your eyes at the same speed as your pencil
—If your eyes are moving, your pencil should be too
—If your eyes stop, your pencil should too
—Follow both edges and ridges of your hand (outside & inside lines)
—Leave your modeling hand in the same position the entire time
2. Select AT LEAST 3 sign language hand gestures or poses (you can use initials)
3. Draw several versions of each gesture onto your sketch paper.
4. Select the best version of each gesture and transfer to your final watercolor paper.
5. Trace all lines with black marker (darker areas with thick lines, lighter areas with thin lines).
6. Paint your hands with watercolor (adding darker values to darker areas.
7. Display for all to see!
Students are assessed on a rubric that is given out before the project. They are graded on a scale of 0-3 for categories including: Craft, Use of Materials and Technique, and Use of Class Time.
gini5502/08/2015 at 10:52am
I teach Drawing on the R side of the Brain and we do a lot of hand observational drawing with pencil and black fine point pens...the water color infused is nice, but I'd need to spend time teaching my watercolor box procedures and color unit first...I am not doing color until we are finished with observational drawing...I suppose as I think outloud, I could add this as an additional proj. after teaching color. I've been absent most of the year and this is only the beginning of week 8 for my students who had a poor sub while I was recovering.
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