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Drawing Class Name: __________________________ Hour: ________

Soft Due Date: _____________

Hard Due Date: ____________

Project 4: Creative Illustration

Theme: Nouns and Adjectives

In this project, you will create an illustration inspired by a noun and

adjective using colored pencils. Your drawing should showcase:

Creative Imagery
Dynamic Composition
Asymmetrical Balance
Proper Colored Pencil Techniques
High Quality Craftsmanship

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Draw a Noun and Adjective

First, write a unique noun and a unique adjective. Think past the obvious on these so your fellow artists have to
really think. I will collect these and you will draw one of each. Remember, these are for you to use as
inspiration. You should work past the obvious. Challenge yourself its good to do so. :)

Step 2: Plan Your Compositions

Sketch out 4 different options for your composition. Conference with me before beginning. Questions I will ask:
What is the theme of your artwork? Is your composition balanced asymmetrically? Where is your focal
point? Where do you plan to include texture and/or pattern?

Step 3: Sketch Your Final Composition

After receiving your paper, lightly sketch your composition. Remember, this should be a contour sketch without

Step 4: Begin Adding Colored Pencil

Use your knowledge of colored pencil techniques to add color to your composition.

Step 5: Turn-In Your Project

Turn-in your project on the appropriate due date by submitting the link to your digital portfolio in the proper unit
folder on Schoology. You should have included a clear picture and artist statement in your slides.
Drawing Class Name: __________________________ Hour: ________
Soft Due Date: _____________
Hard Due Date: ____________

Rubric 1
In Progress

Creative Imagery / 20 / 20
Does your imagery connect
to the noun and adjective
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you drew? Did you
challenge yourself to work
passed the obvious?

Repetition / 20 / 20
Did you repeat objects,
subject matter, style, color,
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line, etc? Did you also vary
these objects in some way
to create interest?

Dynamic / 20 / 20
Does your composition
have an area that is 0-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 17-20
emphasized? Did you
organize the space so it is
asymmetrically balanced
and interesting?

Colored Pencil / 20 / 20
How well did you work with
the material? Did you layer
and blend to create a range 0-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 17-20
of colors or values? Did you
use mark making
techniques for textures or

Thoughtfulness / 10 / 10
Did you create your artwork
to the best of your ability?
Did you use your time 0-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
wisely? Was your artwork
damaged due to

Reflection / 10 / 10
Did you include a thoughtful 0-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
artist statement?

Total Points Received / 100 / 100

Let me know
What was your noun? Adjective?