So I thought “maybe I should a post with my tags:
for the pleasure:
So I stayed up all night to finish the sketch for my architecture assignment. We had to imagine ancient ruins from Greece or Rome with what we learned in class.
Will surely ink it (but I used ink once, so I’m not confident. I don’t want to ruin it!)
So everyone talked about that fur Loki wears in Thor 2 and I wanted to draw something.
So as you can see I will finally post things when I have the heart to do so because damn that’s a lot of work!
For my sketch class I will have to do 60 black/grey/white sketches like in the first picture (still 50 to do!) based on a “classic movie” and I chose A.I: Artificial Intelligence because I just love that movie! I have to keep it under 3 minutes per sketch and work by mass (tell your left side brain to shut up when it tells you “I’m going to draw a nose, leave it to me I know how a nose is done”).
And in my modeling class we did cats and please meet my charry potter (you know because a cat is “un chat” in french, ahah puny me)
Well, I think I will do it once a week instead of everyday. I will post what I drew, what homework I have to do and a few tips teachers gave us.
Thursday, we drew what’s on the first picture (you may not see well, I’m sorry). Circles, spheres, squares and cylinders. But we didn’t hold the pencil the way we learned at school. We held it strangely (photo 2) and it’s so hard to draw something, you can’t do straight lines or circles. It’s horrible!
During my graphism lesson on friday, I had to do thumbnails of a tale using only a succession of black and white. I chose The Pied Pipe of Hamelin. The one I will use is the big one. For next week I have to do it on a A4 paper. Then we will ink it at home when the teacher approves.
I still do a lot of cubes at home to train for my homework: I have to do two grids with 15 cubes in each. The second on must have a composition and different angles for the cubes.
We had a perspective lesson today. The teacher said “you will draw squares. Not any squares, perfect squares”.
Photo 1. And we tried… without a ruler. It’s hard but incredibly self-rewarding.
Photo 2. Then we tried cubes with a wrong perspective (I don’t know the name in english but in french it’s “perspective cavalière”). Be careful, it isn’t how you should do it, it doesn’t work that way in reality!
Photo 3. Now some real perspective using that vertical line in the front as a starter.
Photo 4: Then we drew a grid (no 60 degrees angles) and placed a cube on it. Like the copy and paste action, we tried to copy the first cube on the rest of the grid. It’s so hard because you have to follow the cube and the grid (done without a ruler again) and it’s not really straight!
You should try it to start learning from the basics.
Today we had a test… 6 hours. Sweet rolling Satan, my neck hurt so much! We could only use pencils.
So first, they gave us a picture of a house in a certain angle and we had to change the angle by redrawing it. 1 hour 30 minutes
Then (without a break), with monochromatics colours (here white, grey and black. Pencils, remember?) we had to draw something according to a text (4-5 lines). It was something spooky with a monster and a forest, etc.
1 hour 30 minutes
HOLY LUNCH BREAK
And as a final test, we had to pick a sentence among 20 general sentences like “a man blindfolded in front of a cliff”. I chose “a king in his throne. A man veiled of black stands behind” Then we had think about the characters and their tories then do 8 small sketches (a quarter of a A4 paper) of the scene with the same atmosphere. Then choose one and do it fully. 3 hours
So, not a lot to say! It was great, everyone seemed enthusiastic and the teachers knew what they were doing.
I only had theoretical lessons: scenario,english,history of cinema, history of styles and art history (I don’t know if the translations are correct).
History of styles regroups everything that has to do with a certain epoch. We will have a big exam at the end of the trimester about Japan during 1960’s. So we will study everything during this era: history, architecture, clothing, hairstyles, attitude, lighting (different if it’s electrical or a candle), technology, communications, furnitures, etc.
I have a few museum sites with lots of things about that for references:
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
- Los Angeles Country Museum of Art aka LACMA, LA, USA
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, USA
You can also read (if you can speak french):
- L’Histoire au cinéma: le passé retrouvé, Jean-Louis Bourget
- Les chefs décorateurs, Peter Ettedgui
(if you find them in english please tell me)