Sunday, October 2, 2016

Create > Surreal Landscape Perspective


Create > Surreal Landscape Perspective

Create a fantasy landscape using atmospheric and linear perspective to clearly show depth.

Studio Activity:
  1. Take a landscape photograph and print it out.
  2. Follow the Rule of Thirds for layout and composition and then crop the image.
  3. Make sure it shows depth (foreground - middleground - background).
  4. Make sure there is a focal point.
  5. For Surreal effects, manipulate (scale - juxtaposition - humor).
  6. You may create a collage from which to draw, like the Interior in Perspective assignment.
  7. Create a drawing or painting that manipulates your photo with surrealistic elements.
  8. Clearly show depth using atmospheric and linear perspective (think long shadows)
  9. Fully render forms in full value ranges.

Trigger Mechanisms:  Fantasy, Space, Surrealism, Dreams

Materials: Artist’s choice

Art History:
Old Masters:
Rene Magritte >

New masters:





Watch > Destino (Dali & Disney) >

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 >