For this project, you will be creating a figure drawing on toned paper with conte stick, charcoal, white chalk, etc. Have your drawing represent a theme. Take your own photo of a model you know, or draw from a live model. There will need to be some ground work done on your part.
Steps / Tips
Start with a tonal back ground of charcoal or gray chalk.
Find the gesture of the figure by using a tonal conte stick.
Use an eraser or white highlight pencil to find the highlights.
Add in shadows and form with black charcoal.
Use a colored paper and draw the gesture of the figure with conte stick.
Finish the drawing with white and black charcoal.
Sketchbook Investigation - Part I Choose one of the following Kathe Kollwitz drawings. Compose a study drawing of one of her works. A study drawing is a drawing an artist creates to study the style and expression of the work from another artist.
Sketchbook Investigation - Part II Read through the following Kathe Kollwitz Bio & History. Answer the following in your sketchbook about the reading: Before You Read: Put yourself in Russia, during World War I (~1914). Describe in a few words what life would be like. What is one thing you think you might learn about Kathe Kollwitz from this informational site? While You Read: Where did Kathe Kollwitz get her drawing inspiration? How does her artwork represent personal expression? What kinds of battles did she face and how did she overcome them? Did she ever overcome them? After You Read: How does your life experience differ from Kathe's? How is it similar? Describe in a few words what your life is like now? How could your experiences shape the way you make art?
Sketchbook Investigation - Part III
Draw a minimum of 10 poses from the following video: