This is a lesson I incorporated in my graphic design classes for students to learn about architectural illustration. Students took photos throught the school grounds and use the photos as a basis for their drawings.
5 sessions; 45 minutes per session
1. SWBAT to identify lines and shapes.
2. SWBAT to identify the work of Frank Lloyd Wright
3. SWBAT to take photos of architecture for references.
4. SWBAT to create an architectural illustration.
3. Phones to take photos
4. Software like Adobe Photoshop or Photopea, Pixlr
6. Watercolor paints
7. Brushes, water
1. Show works of Frank Lloyd Wright (10 min)
- Discuss lines and shapes in his work.
2. Have students think about camera angles. Review angles and then go outside to take photos. (35 min)
If time upload photos to computer.
1. Review Previous learning and upload photos if they didn't have time to previously (10 min)
2. Demo how to take their photo and put into a photoshop document. Them show them how to drop the opacity of the image and print on cover stock paper. (35 min)
1. Review previous learning. (5 min)
2. Demo line weight and varition using pen and ink. Also demo textures using pen and ink techniques: cross hatching, scribbling, etc. (5 min)
3. Have students trace over the lines and shapes in the print out.
1. Review and finish tracing. Demo how to use watercolor over the ink. Wet on wet versus dry point technique. (10 min)
2. Work the rest of the session.
1. Finish work (45 min)
Optional session 6 to finish and have a critique.
Students were assessed on the neatness of their lines, and painting skills.
The students needed to make it look like a rendering and not a photography by use traditional techniques.