Art 2 Smith RHHS

Clothing as a Self-Portrait Think of the choices you make every day, from what you choose to eat, to the way you brush your teeth, to what you choose to wear for school each day. Without realizing it, you are making choices that are completely individual and unique to YOU alone. This homework assignment is designed to help you practice your skills of drawing fabric, while incorporating an article of clothing that best represents a key component of your personality, interests, etc. THE TASK: Choose an article of clothing (must be made of fabric!) that you identify as being special to you. It could be a gift from someone, something that you always wear every day, a uniform, or even a childhood costume that you still possess. Arrange the item(s) you have chosen in such a way that they will create a dynamic composition. Consider hanging the item on something unexpected, spreading the item out in such a way that we would not normally expect to see it, showcasing the item with other objects that relate to you to help create movement, etc. Light the scene to create lots of contrast and shadows with a table lamp, spot light, flash light, etc. Draw four thumbnail sketches of your scene in your sketchbook in preparation for a larger drawing. THE MATERIALS: Charcoal, Drawing Pencils, Black Crayons, or Acrylic Paint may be used for this assignment. Reg: 9” x 12” paper OR larger GT: 18” x 24” paper OR larger DUE DATES: Four Thumbnail Sketches- Thursday, December 8. In-Progress Drawing Check- Friday, December 16. Final Drawing- Thursday, December 22.

Art 2 Smith RHHS

Name: Clothing as a Self-Portrait Objective
-You completed a drawing of fabric/clothing that lends insight to something personal about yourself. (7pts) -You completed the assignment using charcoal, drawing pencil, black crayon, or acrylic paint on the paper size specified below (7pts) GT- minimum of 18”x24” paper, or a series equalling that size R- minimum of 12”x18”, or a series equalling that size -The fabric has been rendered to appear life-like/ believable as fabric (8pts)

Design
-The composition of the drawing is dynamic, and allows the eye to move freely, yet intentionally throughout the drawing (7pts). -You have carefully considered the size, view, and placement of how you drew your set up (7pts). -The background/negative shapes were planned and executed carefully and assist in unifying the drawing, as opposed to seeming like a neglected area of the page (8pts).

Studio Skills
-You demonstrated control over your media of choice, and have applied darker/ lighter values/colors in the appropriate spots to create the illusion of form or threedimensionality (11pts). -You thoughtfully, intentionally, and carefully applied your marks (11pts).

Presentation
The drawing is evident of quality time, thought, and care (7pts) It is free of excess smudges, smears, rips, tears, and creases (7pts). Every area of the drawing appears equally complete and cared for. There are no neglected or forgotten areas within the work (8pts)

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1. Why did you select this particular piece of fabric/clothing?

2. How have you created interest or intrigue within this drawing?

3. If you were to pass on advice to someone else just learning to draw fabric, what suggestions would you offer them?

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