This is a photograph taken from America's next top model Season 6. The picture shows a contour line that is slightly curved from the model's head down to her legs. The eyes naturally follow the curve of the model's body in the form of a line. This photo is a representation of Snow White and the poisonous apple that she is going to bite. The idea of this photograph is special because it is representational of a fictional story. At the same time, the eyes are smoothly drawn to this picture to follow the model's body carefully while examining this piece. It is very interesting to see how much thought and art is put into modeling photographs.
Friday, February 10, 2012
In this painting, the artists used alot of verticle and horizontal lines. He uses horizontal lines to represent the sky and what looks like and island, and some of the ocean. Vertical lines are used on the walkway, along with the mans shirt, and some of the ocean. The mans face contains contour lines.He creatively uses the lines to represent a darker painting filled with different textures.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I chose this video to post because I thought it was really interesting how you can see the actual cross hatching and line process being completed. Obviously, the main use of line in this piece was cross hatching which was done so carefully and meticulously. With the contrast of dark and light the artist did with the cross hatching, the forms have more depth and look more realistic. The way the lines towards the bottom are drawn diagonally, your eye is directed from the top left and down to the bottom right, across the piece. I'm not entirely sure what this drawing is of but I found it interesting and a good example of line.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The image of the cake, created by John Derry, is drawn using contour lines and hatching. You can tell he used contour lines because the actual picture is drawn, and and it is an outlined picture. He also used hatching to create the shadows of the cake on the outside and the inside. The picture doesn't really have implied lines because the artist drew everything that needed to be seen, he didn't leave the viewer to fill in any parts of the image with their mind. The artist did use the value scale because you can see he made areas darker by hatching and most of the image was left alone and was very light.
Wallace and Gromit is a classic cartoon created by Nick Park and begins as a simple sketch like this one. Line is being used to draw the viewer’s eye from all edges of the sketch to the main point at the train crossing. Perpendicular lines keep the eye moving around the entire sketch. Hatching is used in the background and in the shading of areas like the train; there is also use of cross hatching in the chair and the dog's ears. Also with the use of hatching, this creates different shades and values which adds dimension to the sketch.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
In this piece of art there are shapes and lines. There are contour lines that make up the shape of the circles that dominate the picture. They outline the shape of the circles. There are some implied lines as well, for example, the circle on the bottom right is red on the inside and pink on the outside. The line separating the two colors is an implied line. There are also many straight diagonal lines that can represent movement.
This print is called Lil' Foxy and it is done by an artist on Etsy. First, the artist sketches using pencil and ink and then colors the picture digitally.Besides the color, one of the most striking elements of this print is the artist's use of lines. A contour line outlines the shape of the fox. Within the fox, lines are used to illustrate the fur. The lines used are both black and white. In the negative space behind the fox, a design using lines in white can be seen. The lines being used in this print are actual lines.
Monday, February 6, 2012
This is an oil painting by Brain Duey. You are able to tell this is an oil painting because of the distinct brush strokes. This is a representational portrait because it represents Megan Fox, a well known actress of the 21st century. The pose in this painting is a very distinct pose for this actress because many pictures that are taken of her are in this stance.
Adoration of the Magi by Filippino Lippi is an oil painting on panel (wood). A representation of the visitation of the three kings to the Christ child, Lippi used the primary colors in the garments of the main focus of Mary & Joseph in the Holy Family and the Magi. The Christ Child's garment is white, which symbolizes purity. The use of the white makes Him stand out while sitting on his Mother's lap. The primary colors were used against a dark, naturalistic wooden frame of possibly a barn, in the background. The blue sky and landscaping are naturalistic, as well, and make this wooden structure stand out in contrast against the blue sky and green foliage.The faces on the main characters in the front show much love and devotion to this Child. The two characters to the right may be conversing about the Child, or from where they began their journey.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Jason Levesque is an illustrator who uses sketches that are later edited and colored using Photoshop to create unique and beautiful art (these are later produced into prints). Although representational in the way the women in his work are portrayed, there is an element of abstractness to his work. The scenes his subjects are placed in are fantasy like in nature. The colors of this work in particular are cool. He also uses white to provide a contrast and focus one's eye on the subject of the piece.