Category: Advanced Painting and Drawing

1 Pt and 2 pt Perspective Drawing

Independent Practice: 

Use any of these videos to help you practice with one pt perspective. Complete them in your sketchbook for grading. 

Surrealism: Black & White with Color Pencil

GOAL: students will take a picture of a hand/s. It can be their own or belong to someone else. Then, they will research other images to combine with the hands to create a surrealistic composition. Multiple elements and principles will be used, with a focus on unity, proportion, space, and contrast.




– take a picture of your own hands or those of someone else
– look for additional images that can be combined with the hands in an interesting way. images can be from the internet, your own photos, or other sources.
– using surrealism as your foundation, combine all of your collected images.
– lightly draw the composition on brown kraft paper in regular pencil.
– use black and white color pencils to shade your images. do not mix the black & white. value and contrast are essential in this (1)


Videos to help>>>>


ADV. Painting and Drawing-Still Life: Reflective Surfaces – Form, Value, Proportion, Space, and Texture

GOAL: students will be provided a still life composition that focuses on reflective objects. students will apply all of the elements of art to complete this drawing: line, shape, form, texture, color, value, and space. reflective surfaces: still life

Process Steps

– observe the still life.
– determine how to arrange all of the items on your paper, utilizing the entire space.Image result for reflective still life


– lightly draw the still life – sketch lines or general shapes to represent each item.


be sure all objects are represented before finalizing each item.
– shade each object to best represent the texture, highlights, and shadows. contrasting values will be necessary to successfully represent the reflective surfaces.



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Figure Drawing-

In order to improve your figure drawing you must practice. Here a few videos to help you and to offer different approaches to drawing the figure:

Drawing the Clothed Figure:



Here are some two minute poses to practice:


Happy Drawing

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