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SPRING 201 I
Instructor: Amy Babinec Week 1 and 2: Drawing terms Split brain theory: the left brain is the verbal, rational brain, thinking in words; the right brain is
nonverbal and intuitive, thinking in images. 0 Exercise: drawing upside—datum Outline: the boundary between the obj ect and the space around it; its silhouette.
Contour: a line that describes the three-dimensional object, in all dimensions.
Line weight: the thickness (heavy or light) of a line. '- Exercise: Blind contour
° Exercise: Cross contour Positive space: the two-dimensional shape of an object.
Negative space: the two—dimensional shape of the air surrounding an object. ° Exercise: charcoal negative space drawing ofstill life
0 Exercise: pencil scribbled positive space drawing of Still hﬁa Gesture drawing: drawing rapidly withorit taking the pencil off the paper.
Speed of line: how quickly the line is drawn on the paper ' Exercise: gesture drawing ofobjeci‘s
° Exercise: drawing with the odd hand If you and a man from Mars sit down side by side to draw, the results will be vastly
different. He will try to draw the strange things he sees, as far as he can, in terms of the
things his senses have known during his life on Mars. You, whether consciously or not,
will draw what you see in the light of your experience with those and similar things of
earth. He sees what you see, but he does not know what you know. Where he sees only
a square white spot in the distance, you recognize a house having four walls within
which are rooms and people. --Kimon Nicolaides, The Natural Way to Draw, 1941 ...
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