Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Create > Progressive Zoom Perspective Series

Create > Progressive Zoom Perspective Series

Goal: Create a progressive sequence of drawings depicting zooming magnification

Studio Activity:
  1. Start with at least 4 boards or paper of the same size.
  2. Locate to a scene to serve as the subject for this ‘zoom’ composition.  
  3. Render an accurate drawing that shows the entire view and depth of the scene.  
  4. Next move yourself half the distance towards a focal point and begin a second drawing.
  5. Continue moving half the distance as you progressively ‘zoom’ into the subject.  
  6. For the last drawing, make sure you get so zoomed in that your drawing appears out of context as textural abstraction as seen through a magnifying glass

Trigger Mechanisms: Repeat, scale, magnify

Materials: drawing board or paper, pencil, eraser, tortillion

Visual Examples:

Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect > Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)
  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique >
Self-assess >