Sketchbook

Every morning you will come into class and a new Practice Bell Ringer will be on the projector screen.

You have 5-10 minutes to come in, grab your visual journals, sit down and draw what is on the screen before I start instruction for day. Be quick! If you missed a day-we go in order, just do the next one.

REMEMBER: It is YOUR responsibility to make up all work missed. If you miss one day, you have one extra day turn in work.

Line Unit

CONTINUOUS LINE DRAWING

In your third section draw a continuous line without picking up your pencil. Try and make it decorative.

Draw the ugliest baby man you can imagine.

In your second section draw the ugliest baby man, can be cartoon of course. Fill up the whole space, where is the baby; stroller? Use colored pencils.

Draw 2 pieces of fruit!

Shade on the left side. Color the fruit. Use colored pencils or markers.

Draw 3 apples with line weight.

Take your next page and separate the page into three sections. In your first section draw the 3 apples with line weight. Fill up the whole space, where are the apples? Use colored pencils.

Visual Journal Mountains.

In the 2nd section fill in the entire area with lines that are farther or closer apart. Fill up the entire area. Each mountain range MUST be a different color. Going from closer together to further apart with the lines of the mountains.

Follow Along with the video

UNIT 1

Visual Journal 1.1: Draw something you’ve always wanted.

Separate your page into three sections. In one of the sections ONLY draw something you’ve always wanted. Fill up the whole space, use colored pencils or markers.

Visual Journal 1.2: Draw your favorite drink.

In your second section draw your favorite drink creatively. Fill up the whole space, use colored pencils. Remember we are in SCHOOL.

Visual Journal 1.3: CONTINUOUS LINE DRAWING

In your third section draw a continuous line without picking up your pencil. Try and make it decorative.

Visual Journal 1.4: Draw an animal talking on a phone

Take your next page and separate the page into three sections. In your first circle draw an animal on the phone, can be cartoon of course. Fill up the whole space, where is the animal; jungle? Use colored pencils.

Visual Journal 1.5: Draw the ugliest baby man you can imagine.

In your second section draw the ugliest baby man, can be cartoon of course. Fill up the whole space, where is the baby; stroller? Use colored pencils.

Visual Journal 1.6: Draw 2 fruits with hatching as their shading.

In the third section. Draw 2 pieces of fruit that are on the wall with the windows, maybe the fruit cuts off through the windows? Try and make it decorative. Shade on the left side. Color the fruit. Use colored pencils or markers.

Visual Journal 1.7:Draw 3 apples with line weight.

Take your next page and separate the page into three sections. In your first section draw the 3 apples with line weight. Fill up the whole space, where are the apples? Use colored pencils.

Visual Journal 1.8:Visual Journal Mountains.

In the 2nd section fill in the entire area with lines that are farther or closer apart. Fill up the entire area. Each mountain range MUST be a different color. Going from closer together to further apart with the lines of the mountains.

Visual Journal 1.9: Your journey

In your 3rd section. Your journey. It isn't easy being a grownup. There are way too many things to deal with. How are you holding up in your journey? What are you thinking about? What's in your way, and how can you tunnel under it, vault over it, make a hole through it or sail right by it? Fill up the whole space, use colored pencils or markers.

Draw your journey like a pirate map. Where's your X marks the spot.

Visual Journal 1.10: Who is the most important person in your life? What does he or she mean to you?

On the next page - split the page in two. Think of that person, draw them on the top of the page and then write 5 reasons why they mean something to you. Write it and draw it! Fill up the whole space, use colored pencils or markers.

UNIT 2

Visual Journal 2.1:LEGOS

Draw a collection of legos (at least 5 pieces), develop your observational drawing skills by adding spatial depth and color.

Visual Journal 2.2: Lettering Styles

Fill the section with a variety of different lettering styles. Be Creative! Find a poem, song or a list of favorite things.

MUST: Have color, at least 5 styles!

Visual Journal 2.3: YOU?

What are you like? Are you colorful? Plain? Accurate?Organized? Sharp? etc. NO HEAD DRAWINGS - Be creative!

UNIT 3

Visual Journal 3.1:Draw a gumball machine that dispenses gumball babies.

Take your next page and separate the page into three sections. Repetition creates unity within an artwork. Make sure your gumball machine has at least 20 gumballs each with a face in them. Fill up the whole space, use colored pencils or markers.

Visual Journal 3.2: What is your dream career?

Given total freedom and no limitations of money or ability, what would you do? Draw five to ten careers (label them) that you would choose if anything were possible.

No dream is too wild or too big for this list. Do you wish you could be a ballet dancer, though you’ve never taken a dance lesson? What about a rock star, pro athlete, spy, or President of the United States? Your biggest dreams may not be as far out of reach as you think. Write it and draw it! Use colored pencils.

Visual Journal 3.3: Draw a creature

Using the last section draw a creature, any creature. Movement allows the viewers eye to follow a path in an artwork. Draw any creature, any style. It MUST be moving. Make it large enough to fill in the half page. Use colored pencils or markers.

Visual Journal 3.4:What's bugging you?

What's bugging you or stressing you out? What are the biggest stress factors in your life right now?

Draw 2-3 stress factors and look at them. What steps can you take to ease your burden this year and make your life easier and more rewarding than it is now? Write next to each one what might help you ease the burden. It could be something now or in the future that could ease the burden.

Visual Journal 3.5: Doodle Bug

Variety is used to guide the viewers eye and hold attention. Fill up the entire area with doodles of favorite activity to do outside of school. Use expressive lines to fill up the blank spots. Use colored pencils or markers.

Visual Journal 3.6: What milestone makes someone an adult?

Think.. what makes you an adult? Write it and draw it!

Visual Journal 3.7: Show me Implied Texture by drawing a bird with feathers, try to show texture.

Texture can be implied or visual. Implied simply means to draw the object as you see it as realistic as possible. Visual is the actual bird. Try to draw a bird with feathers to show texture.

Visual Journal 3.8: Draw a 3 different 3-dimensional boxes showing form.

Try to draw 3 boxes showing form. Notice within each box how all the angles are almost the same on each side.

Visual Journal 3.9: Show radial balance by creating a sunflower.

Take your next page and separate the page into three sections. In Radial balance, elements are drawn around a central point. The center of the sunflower is that central point. Draw 2 rows of petals (oval with spiked ends). Don't forget to add the stem. Try to recreate the picture to the right.

Visual Journal 3.10: Lego my Eggo

Grab 5 legos and throw them on your desk like dice. Now draw them.

Visual Journal 3.11: Hmmm what is it?

  1. Draw 3 lines
  2. Draw 2 circles
  3. Draw 6 dots
  4. Draw 4 curved lines
  5. Draw a square or a rectangle
  6. Fill in some shapes with solid black.
  7. Try to make an animal out of what you have.

Visual Journal 3.12: Altered Book 2

  1. Grab a book in the back of the room
  2. Tear out a page
  3. Glue it into your sketchbook
  4. Using the printed text as your background, draw a butterfly or bee all over the print, color it.

Visual Journal 3.13: Altered Book

Take your next page and separate the page into two sections.

  1. Grab a book in the back of the room
  2. Tear out a page
  3. Glue it into your sketchbook
  4. Using the printed text as your background, draw a moon and mountains, color it.

UNIT 4

Visual Journal 4.1:Draw your favorite childhood TV show!!

Fill in the entire area with a continuous line around the character.

Visual Journal 4.2: Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous

If you could choose the lifestyle you wanted and design it down to the smallest detail, what would that lifestyle be?

Visual Journal 4.3: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

You've thought about your journey, now draw your five year goal. go back to look if you need to. Somehow fill up the whole space, use colored pencils or markers.

Visual Journal 4.4: If you were an insect, what kind would you be and why?

Draw it with value, show shading on side. Light source on the other.

Visual Journal 4.5: Try to draw an eye and a nose in proportion to each other.

Proportion is the feeling of unity with all objects that relate well to each other; size is a very important aspect to learn. When you learn to draw you are shown shapes. Your eye is not an eye, it's a series of circles and an oval. Follow the step by step to the left and try and draw the eye and nose. The mouth is optional.

Visual Journal 4.6: What if cows gave root beer instead of milk?

Draw a picture of a cow with root beer! HMMM Fill up the whole space, use colored pencils or markers.

Visual Journal 4.7: I wish I could see...... because.....

Do you wish you could see someone again, or maybe someone famous. Draw it and label it.

Visual Journal 4.8: Invent a New Object

Artists are creative, was there ever a time you said "Someone should invent..." Draw it and color it.

Visual Journal 4.9: Draw a chair with the word "CHAIR" all around it or in IT!

Be creative think... fill up the entire chair with the WORD "chair" or Fill the area around the chair with the word "chair". Draw it and color it.

Visual Journal 4.10: Draw the same object 5 different ways.

Being able to see differently is a requirement for all artists. There are thousands of different trees in the world. Draw five different trees; in color.

Visual Journal 4.11: Legos

Looking at the world in proportion can be helpful, and learning to make your artwork interesting is hard. So...

  1. Grab 8 legos.
  2. Use 5 to make anything - Draw it!
  3. Use 3 to make something else - Draw it larger than the first object of 5 legos.

Visual Journal 4.12: Flowers

Being able to see differently is a requirement for all artists. Go Online and look up a color picture of a flower, any flower.

  • NOW ZOOM IN!
  • And ONLY draw that portion of the flower within a single rectangle.

Visual Journal 4.13: Lemons

Draw five lemons and shade them so the light source is on the left side. Meaning the shading is all on the right. Dont forget the table they sit on.

Visual Journal 4.14: Your EYE

Using your phones mirror or camera, take a picture of your eyes. Now draw only one. REALISM I want to see detail.

UNIT 5

Visual Journal 5.1: Overlapping Fruit

Draw 5 pieces of fruit that resemble the positioning of the objects under GOOD OVERLAPPING from the picture.

You MUST fill up the whole section. You MUST use colored pencils.

Visual Journal 5.2: Composition-Lost Burger

Draw a hamburger falling off the page. Draw a ketchup bottle somewhere and a mustard bottle. Don’t forget the table and plate! Use the drawing below to help you position the hamburger.

You MUST fill up the whole section. You MUST use colored pencils.

Visual Journal 5.3: Composition-Raining Eyeballs

What would it look like if it was raining eyeballs? Draw 10 eyeballs falling from the sky, make sure they all rotate in different directions.

You MUST fill up the whole section. You MUST use colored pencils.

Visual Journal 5.4: Draw an animal playing a musical instrument.

Any kind of animal, cartoon if you'd like. But it must be playing an instrument.

Visual Journal 5.5: Color Me Red!

Emphasis can be created by the contrast of values, contrast of colors, size, placement within the picture plane and even directional “pointers”.

Let's use color and draw me anything, except something must be emphasized in red.

Visual Journal 5.6: Ride the Wave

Emphasis can be created by the contrast of values, contrast of colors, size, placement within the picture plane and even directional “pointers”.

Now let's use size! Trace your hand in any position and fill your hand with words about you. Make sure the more important words are bigger than the less important words.

Visual Journal 5.7: Draw your favorite emoji!

Draw 2 of your favorite emoji all over filling in the entire half page. Use all different sizes and color!

Visual Journal 5.8: Draw something related to your favorite TV show!

What's you favorite TV Show? Draw anything related-must be school appropriate.

Visual Journal 5.9: Draw your favorite food!!!!

Fill up the entire area with the same food in different sizes, make one the largest to show Emphasis. Color ONLY the largest one.

Visual Journal 5.10: Draw night

Anything that makes you think of night! Use colors, pencils, etc. Draw anything, any style. Must be large enough to fill in the half page.

Visual Journal 5.11: Letter People?

Take your next page and separate the page into three sections. Make a 3 or more letter word of people. Your word can have repeat letters, but you cant repeat letter people. Plan it first so it fits.

Visual Journal 5.12: Your Name?

Start ANYWHERE on the page and draw your first letter of your name in block letters. Start to create a Tetris game board with your remaining letters in your first name. Use color to show the different letters.

Visual Journal 5.13: Size Distortion

Draw 2 objects from home (door, key). But draw ONE object be unusually larger than it would normally be in real life.

Visual Journal 5.14: Friendship

Draw the word "FRIEND" in people letters.

Visual Journal 5.15: Primary Colors

Use the primary colors and draw something that is primary in your life and color it primary colors.

Visual Journal 5.16: Important Items

Choose two of the most important items you have in your life, draw them and color them. One must be larger than the other and EMPHASIZED.

Visual Journal 5.17: Micro Roadmap

Look at your palm, draw one section of your palm enlarged. Dont forget all the lines. Try to make a Road Map out your palm and tell me where you are going.

Visual Journal 5.18: Pencil Observed

Look at your pencils in your pencil bag, place two in front of you and draw them. Shading counts-where is the light source.

Visual Journal 5.19: Stranded

Your stranded on an island whats two thing you wish you had. Remember there is no electricity. Draw you on the island with your two items.

Visual Journal 5.20: Soda Bottle Observed

On your phone google "Soda Bottle Sketch".

Now try and replicate the drawing the best you can.

Visual Journal 5.21: Box Observed

On your phone google "Box Sketch".

Now try and replicate the drawing the best you can.

Visual Journal 5.22: Loving Life

Draw something or someone that is the love of your life. Now color only one thing RED!

Visual Journal 5.23: Monster

If you were a monster what would you look like? Draw the head, the body, its up to you. Make sure its colored and furry!

Visual Journal 5.24: Sneaker Time

Take off your shoe and draw it! Any angle.

UNIT 6

Visual Journal 6.1: Who is important to you at work and at home?

Your relationships. Who is important to you at work and at home, and how do you and they support one another? Who do you rely on at work, and at home?

Visual Journal 6.2: Combine 3 existing animals to create a completely new creature

Is it a chicken? A deer? A bird? I just don't know!

Visual Journal 6.3: What are your favorite movies?

What are your favorite movies? Who are your favorite musical and visual artists? If you are a theater-goer, dance aficionado or live music buff, what kind of theater, dance and music do your like most? What have been your creative influences so far in your life?

Visual Journal 6.4: Draw salt and pepper shakers as people!

Yes you read that! As People!

Visual Journal 6.5: Draw your favorite well-loved object or childhood toy.

Mr. Potato head was mine... what was yours!

Visual Journal 6.6: Draw a flower. Make it dangerous.

Maybe it's a gun flower, maybe it's a Carnivorous plant. Draw a dangerous flower and color it with colored pencil or markers.

Visual Journal 6.7: You are on the back of the bus.

Figure out who is with you, where you are going, and why. Illustrate and explain.

Visual Journal 6.8: Use song lyrics, quotes, or poetry to inspire a drawing.

What song inspires you and why... Draw it! Color it!

Visual Journal 6.9: Draw an animal eating another animal.

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