Clarification

Some of you have asked your faculty this week about the current drawing animation drawing. So here is a note to help clear up confusion.

  1. There are 2 parts to this week’s work. The first is a series of 10 short drawing exercises to get your hand moving and to warm you up. These drawings do not need to be posted to your blog but can be if you like them and want us to see. The second part is to do an animated drawing. This is one drawing that gets edited. You need to take a picture of the drawing as you edit — the project suggests that you document at least 30 edits to the drawing because it will likely take that many edits to see movement.
  2. It is important that you carefully read through the whole post and then watch the first 3 videos ( 2 about William Kentridge and one about Matt Bollinger) The William Kentridge one done by SF MoMA is an important one to pay attention to because it clearly demonstrates the process we want you to use. We suggest that you use charcoal as your drawing material because it is easy to erase and makes a nice soft mark. But you can also add in collage etc.
  3. The theme of the body is very open. You can interpret that to mean your body or observing someone else’s body. You can choose to interpret that as a full body or body parts. For example, you may choose to do a self-portrait in which you will animate your eyes opening and closing.

Lastly — if you still have questions or need more feedback please email Angie and Dale who are in charge of this week’s assignment.