Unit 4

Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See


GOAL: To create not the object itself, but the type and degree of energy a body emits as it passes through space.

Superimpose a series of views of a stationary figure OR its parts within a single pictorial arrangement. You will catalog the sequence of position of a moving body, indicating the visible changes.

You can fuse the the changing figure positions by filling out the pathway of its movements.

Figures are NOT seen as fixed positions but as ABSTRACT moving paths of action.

  1. On one (1) 16 x 20 inch piece of white paper
  2. 1.5" or 2" border
  3. Choose an action which involves a figure in motion
  4. Modify the subject and produce a composition which suggests motion by applying these techniques:

  • Simplify
  • Repeat
  • Add
  • Superimpose
  • Combine
  • Animate

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This is not about the human body. It is about the type and degree of ENERGY the human body emits as it passes through space.

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GOAL: Create a 1-point perspective representational drawing using linear perspective to create the illusion of depth. The horizon line and the vanishing point are the point where the perspective lines converge.

  1. On one (1) 18 x 24 inch piece of white paper create a use the principles of 1 point perspective to create a realistic representation of the studio room.
  2. With this setting, draw disparate (things so unlike that there is no basis for comparison) or incompatible elements to produce a surreal effect.
  3. Start with pencil to make a preliminary sketch, and then go over the pencil lines with pen and ink.
  4. Use a ruler to establish correct angles of perspective lines.
  5. To draw a cube or box in 1-point perspective, start by first drawing a square or rectangle.
  6. Next, draw lines from the corners of the square to the vanishing point.
  7. This establishes the correct angles for the side planes and imparts the illusion of the third dimension.
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PROJECT 4: Interpenetration

Goal: Planes or objects that pass through each other, emerging on the other side.

  1. On bristol board make a 1.5 or 2" border.
  2. Using any geometric shapes of your choice, build a design that uses interpenetration.
  3. You may have several or many different vanishing points throughout your design.
  4. Each different shape will be colored semi-transparently so that colors blend to make other colors.

Example: A pink square on top of a light yellow square will make a light orange area.

This is how it will look with color added

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