DISCUSSION: LINE, Repetition, Pattern
What is a line?
What kinds of lines can you think of?
Where do we see line in Nature?
What happens when you repeat the same line over and over?
pattern like fish scales.
Look at Alexander Calder, Gold Fish Bowl, 1929, wire, 16 x 15 x 6"
talk about all the different lines you see.
ARTIST: Alexander Calder
(22 July 1898 – 11 November 1976)
famous for inventing the mobile.
Salmon: Show the pictures of the fish
What do you see?
How do it’s colors protect it?
The gray on the top of the fish protect it from predators above.
The pink on the bottom of the fish protect it from predators below.
Where do you see line/shape/texture?
PROJECT: draw Salmon using lines inspired by Calder
WORK TOGETHER ON THE PROJECT SO YOU DON’T LEAVE ANYONE BEHIND
Step 1: draw the oval shape of the fish body
Step2: draw each of the fish fins and it’s eye
Step3: use the letter C lines to create scales on the bottom of the body
Step4: use straight lines to define each of the fins
Step5: use a curved line to draw in the gills
Step6: draw circles on the top of the body to look like rocks
Step7: use simple lines to create plant life on the bottom of the page
Use grays and greens for the top of the body
Use: pinks for the bottom of the body
Use: any colors you choose for the plant life
Use: blues to fill in the remaining white of your page for water
Use silver to add some metallic shine to your fish body
Watercolor tins, sharpies, brushes, water, cups
Liquid watercolors in: pink, blue, green, grey, orange, one mettalic