Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Create > Room with a View

Create > Room with a View


Accurately render the quality of natural lighting that has entered an interior space

Studio Activity:
  1. Choose carefully a room from your home, the library or ornate restaurant.
  2. Use linear perspective to create a convincing interior space that includes an opening (a door or a window) that lets in light.
  3. Focus on how the light hits and illuminates and less about the view outside.
  4. Work from a photo that you take and render in color (prismacolor pencil or paint)
  5. Position yourself far enough back so a majority of the room (space) will show.
  6. DO NOT take the photo of the window with very little of the room showing window
  7. Step back and get the room (SHOW SPACE & DEPTH)
  8. DO NOT design a symmetrical compositions. Use the rule of thirds grid on the camera to help you design an asymmetrical composition. Rule of Thirds >
  9. Stand to the side of the window, not right in front of it. And stand back far enough that you can see the wall meeting the ceiling or floor or both. You must show the light coming from the window or door as it falls on the wall or floor in the room.
  10. *You must take the photo yourself or your work will not be original. Click >  for more info on plagiarism and ethics in art.
  11. When you take the photo is very important because the light is an emphasis of the composition.  The time of day and location of the room will determine how the light enters.
  12. Print out your photograph in black and white.
  13. Render the piece using accurate linear perspective and a limited color pallet.  

Trigger Mechanisms: Lighting, Space, Perspective

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 >

And here’s an excellent time lapse video of drawing a room in 2 point perspective: