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Watsonville Community School: Lines, Shapes, Form, Contours, Positive and Negative Space

We’ve had a lot of new faces drawing with us this semester. Everyone has been working on drawing with lines, shapes, and patterns. Jorge’s charcoal drawing of the egret, above, shows his amazing eye for accurate proportions as he learned to form the bird’s body by drawing positive and negative space.¬† The Watsonville Sketchers are also exploring positive and negative space and using charcoal. More advanced students are learning to do study sketches of objects from real life; then finishing with large-format drawings.

Shown below is Yvonne’s wonderful impression of an apple. She learned about layering yellow, red, and blue Prismacolor pencils to create the form and texture of the apple. She has also been exploring charcoal and large scale drawings from real-life objects, such as the shell and squash.

 

Jose S.: Your dragonfly is an excellent example of how to use accurate proportions and contour lines to show the natural looking form of the body and wings. Great work on the large-format egret, too!

 

Jorge: Great start in drawing the curved contours of the squash! Hope you can also do them on large paper with charcoal.

 

Mario: Your line work and eye for accurate proportions (sizes of shapes compared to other shapes) is steadily improving!

 

Eric: Great to have you drawing with us! Excellent start in drawing with lines and shapes. Nice large-format charcoal work on the jaguar!

 

Samantha: EXCELLENT start in drawing with lines and shapes! Overall the proportions (sizes of shapes compared to other shapes) are very well drawn, especially the jaguar. The contour edges forming  the dragonfly and flower are very well drawn.

 

Daniel: Excellent dragonfly drawing! Great start on drawing the positive/negative space of the egret.

 

Jose A.: Great progress in drawing accurate proportions (sizes of shapes compared to other shapes) and using lighter and darker tones!

 

 

Ivan: Your control of lines and shapes improves with each drawing you make, Ivan! Fantastic proportions (sizes of shapes compared to other shapes) on the toucan. And the textures are a really nice touch on the lizard.

 

Juan: Great set of drawings, Juan! The contour edges of the dragonfly are very well drawn.

 

Moises: You’re off to a wonderful start in drawing with lines and shapes! The proportions (sizes of shapes compared to other shapes) of the toucan are very well drawn.

 

Eduardo: Great proportions (sizes of shapes compared to other shapes) drawn on the puffer fish, Eduardo! The shape of its body is especially well drawn. Nice use of lighter and darker tones on the toucan!

 

Ruby: REALLY nice start in drawing with lines and shapes, Ruby! Overall, the proportions (sizes of shapes compared to other shapes) of your animals are well drawn. The lighter and darker tones on the toucan are a nice touch. Keep it going!

 

Esteban: Fantastic start in drawing with lines and shapes!! Nice correction to the shape of the puffer fish body.

 

 

Alex: Great start in drawing with lines and shapes, man! Nice details on the monster truck. Keep practicing drawing light guidelines; then finishing with darker outlines.

One thought on “Watsonville Community School: Lines, Shapes, Form, Contours, Positive and Negative Space”

  1. How impressed I am with the students at WCS! You are such a talented group of young men and women!!

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