Sketchbook to practice
Drawing Paper: 5 x 7 (This isn't too large so you can get it finished in time)
Pencil for planning
Ink Pen .08
*Recently we used a wonderful Mexican Folk Art Inspired Illustration as a guide for working with Colored Pencils. (Above)
This week I would like you to to Illustrate your own Illustrated Page to use to color.
When you create your Illustration think about using patterns, and decorative elements. Balance your piece by adding similar images to both sides. This creates symmetry.
Symmetry is the use of mirror images and repetition to create balanced designs and design elements. Balance is a visual effect that makes designs look as if they are equally weighted on both sides of their vertical center.
Here are some samples of images that use these two terms:
You will want to practice an idea first. Lightly draw this out in pencil. Ink it carefully. Erase any graphite and then Color just like we did on the first practice sheet. Fill your paper with designs.
*Look to the Past for inspiration!
Patterned wallpapers, tapestries, folk art-All cultures. All the inspiration is there if you are stuck for what you do.
But you are not limited to just the past-you can always do this all from your imagination. (Just make sure you keep the inspiration of this project as the focus. This is a decorative project with strong outlines that cover the entire page for do not have holes in your design)
*Color strong and blend and glaze and burnish as we have been. Use more than just one color. Make it dynamic.
*Name on the back