The grade 9 Art class started off the year refining their drawing skills. We explored shadows, highlights and various types of shading as we practiced with different levels of pencils and charcoal. (9 STILL LIFE DRAWING YOUTUBE PLAYLIST)
Our topic was ‘Still Life‘, but to us the traditional idea of a ‘bowl with fruit’ or a ‘posed table scene’ didn’t seem to exciting. So we decided to shake up our still life. First we experimented with composition ideas. We used a popular still life choice ‘shells’ and then worked with different timed drawings, contour lines and various colours to create a composition design. We considered the POD’s of movement, rhythm, scale as well as balance to create more a dynamic flow.