The sketchbook is crucial to any artist. In Art 2, there are four components for the sketchbook. The sketchbook is a place for students to work on conceptual ideas (thumbnail sketches), journal entries, free drawings and their required weekly homework. Examples, and descriptions, of the weekly homework assignments are listed below.
HW- Plant Drawing: Make three drawings of the same plant. One contour, a shaded rendering and a magnified section that is also rendered.
HW- Glass of water with a metal spoon in it.
HW- Knotted fabric: Tie a knot in a sock or dish towel. Look carefully at the folds and wrinkles that are formed. Shade the folds to make them look rounded.
HW- A bunch of keys: Choose a group with several different sizes and be sure they are pointing in different directions. Try to make them look shiny and don't forget shading and cast shadows.
HW- Reflections: Draw the images that you see reflected in a car bumper, a metal toaster or a puddle or pool of water.
HW- Happy Halloween! Three different pumpkin carving thumbnails.
HW- An animal from a photograph. Show the texture of the form ( hair, markings, shiny or rough areas).
HW- Fast Food: Choose your favorite fast food as a subject for your drawing. Be sure to have a bite or two first. Try to sell your subject to the viewer.
HW- View of a room as you see it in a mirror. You must include part of the mirror in your drawing.
HW- Bird's eye view. You're a bird, or a plane. Imagine you can fly and draw what is beneath you. You need to be at least higher than a roof of a house.
HW- Portrait of your favorite person in pencil.
HW- Media Ink: Crop a section from a photograph and render it using the cross-hatching technique.
HW- Draw a pair of sneakers/tennis shoes. Include overlapping in your composition along with shading.
HW- Self-Portrait of yourself turning into a monster/creature.
HW- Tube of toothpaste and toothbrush: try to show the different textures- shiny tube and coarse bristles. Notice what happens to lettering on a curved surface.
HW- Illustration: Copy a line of poetry, song lyric, quote, passage from a book or a statement. Create an illustration based on what you have written or heard. Open medium.
HW- Create a magazine cover illustration for a feature on the fear of nuclear war- open medium.