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Table of contents2 Creating with line4Line Drawings 6Value Drawings 8Color Drawings 10Texture Drawings

14 Creating with shape16Shpae Drawing 20Shape Revision 22Shpae Variations

26 Creating on paper28Conte Crayon 30Charcoal 32Graphite Pencil 34Twisted Tricycle 36Dial ToneKelli Shaffer

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Vaule Drawing of a coffee cup

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COMPOSITION:

For these drawings, the first thing I want the viewer to see is the object as a whole. After being able to recognize what the object is, the viewer will notice the individual lines, or strokes, and the directions they are in. Some of the drawings contain strokes going in different directions to better represent the true shape of the object while others only contain one direction of line.

Line DrawingsCRAFT: CONCEPT:I used a Bamboo tablet and pen to draw these images within Adobe Illustrator. Using the brush tool in Illustrator, I used different size brush strokes with different directions of line to create different objects with only 100 strokes. To create the images, the pen and tablet are used like a piece of paper and pencil, creating every stroke that makes up the image in Illustrator. At this point, the only message I am trying to communicate is the object itself. The goal of the assignment was to create five objects that hold liquid, like a bottle or cup.

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Al e Value DrawingsCRAFT:Thies drawings are created the same way as the previous drawings were-using the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator, and drawing with the Bamboo tablet and pen. Different size brush strokes were used to create different thicknesses in the values of the grayscale. To create the images, the pen and tablet are used like a piece of paper and pencil, creating every stroke that makes up the image in Illustrator.

To create the images, the pen and tablet are used like paper and pencil, creating every stroke that makes up the image.

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I was focused on creating an object appear three dimensional by only using different values of black. The darker values created the shadows of the object, while the lights made the highlights. The object should be the first thing the viewer sees, while the different values within the object should be noticed second.

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In these drawings I am trying to communicate the object itself, but only using different values. For this assignment, I created five cups and bowls, only using value.

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color DrawingsCRAFT:These color drawings were completed using the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator and the Bamboo pen and tablet. With the brush tool, I chose a hue and created at least five different values to use for the object. Using the different values, I drew the object, using the different values to capture the darks and lights on the actual object.

COMPOSITION:

For these drawings, I really wanted the highlights, or the spots on the object that reflected the most light (the brightest), to be the part of the object that draws the viewers eye. From there, the contrast of the lights and the darks will pull the viewers eye around to the rest of the object, seeing the different values that compose the entire object.

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Again, my main focus for the color drawings was to realistically create the object. For these drawings, I used a glass vase, a foam soap dispenser, and a large push pin.

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different values capture the darks and lights on the actual object.

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texture DrawingsThe entire object is composed of different brush stroke sizes and different sized numbers.10Blue Suede Shoes

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Just like the past drawings, these three texture drawings were completed using the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator and the Bamboo pen and tablet. With the brush tool, I first created a background layer of one number, consisting of three different values of the same hue. Then using the same number as was in the background, I then chose a different hue and created at least five different values to use for the main object. Using the different values, I then created an object, but instead of using straight lines, the entire object is composed of different brush stroke sizes and different sized numbers.

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COMPOSITION: CONCEPT:

For all three drawings, I wanted the viewer to see the whole object first, then the background made up of a certain number. The last thing I want the viewer to see is that the object itself is made up of the same number used in the background. In these drawings, I was trying to communicate the object as a whole and have the viewer think about whether or not the texture and the numbers created goes with the actual texture of the object. These three texture drawings are of a glass vase, a lightbulb, and a foam soap dispenser.

think about whether or not the texture and the numbers created goes with the actual texture of the object. Kelli Shaffer

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What are thise images made up of?

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Shape Drawing of Elvis Presley created in Adobe Illustrator

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Shape DrawingI built my image up from the back, forward by layering every shape on top of one another.16Blue Suede Shoes

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This week we began using a different tool in Adobe Illustrator. Up to this point we had been using only the brush tool to create different objects, but this week we were introduced to the pen tool. The pen tool might sound like it functions similarly to the brush tool, but in actuality, it is quite different. The pen tool allows you to create more controlled shapes, either by plotting multiple points (done by clicking where ever you want a point to be) or by clicking and dragging, which creates a smooth curved line. The pen tool gives the user an endless array of lines to use to create whatever it is you want. To create my image I chose, I started with the part of the picture that was farthest back. Once I had determined which part of my image was underneath everything else, I started there and I created every shape that was created on the original image by the differences in hues. In other words, I built my image up from the back, forward by layering every shape on top of one another, allowing them to overlap and come together to create the entire image. Not long after I started, I noticed that the shapes added up very quickly and was beginning to become hard to keep track of what each individual shape was. To fix this problem, I organized the shapes into groups, or layers, and labeled each one so they were easily identifiable.

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Through this image, I am mainly trying to communicate what the image is actually of. Just like this is the first time Ive used the pen tool in this class, this is also the first time I have another point I would like to communicate with the viewer. Up until this point, I havent had an opportunity to chose something that interested me or was a part of me. I chose Elvis because he is one of my favorite singers of all time, and I want to communicate that through my image as well as allowing the viewer to recognize who my image is of. Obviously, in order for the viewer to understand that Elvis is important to me, I must be successful in communicating who is the subject of my image.

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For this particular image, I wanted to create a realistic version of the original photograph, so I simply duplicated the photograph. Because I wanted my finished product to look as similar as possible, I did not rearrange the elements. I left everything the way it was in the original picture. The first part of the image I created that I want the viewer to see is the guitar. This is because of the particular photo I chose. Most of the image is composed of darker hues, except for the flesh and the guitar. However, because the guitar has more intense, or saturated, hues within it, that is where my eyes go first on the original picture; thats where I wanted them to go for my image. From the guitar, the microphone guides the eye up to Elvis face. Kelli Shaffer

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I wanted to create a realistic version of the original

photograph, so I simply duplicated the photograph.

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shape revisionCRAFT:To revise this image, I used the original image I created of Elvis Presley using the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. To create the changes I made, I played around with the gradient menu and tool, as well as the gaussian blur effect. By changing the sharpness of the edges and creating a smoother transition from one shade to the next, it made my image look a little more realistic version of the original photograph I used. While I got the guitar to appear to have a smoother finish to it, it took a lot of trial and error to get to that point. When I used the gaussian blur effect, in order to create the look of a smooth transition, the entire guitar looked out of focus. I tried the blur with different radius lengths, but still could not come up with a satisfactory look using the gaussian blur effect. I then tried the gradient tool to achieve the smooth transition on the guitar. Despite the irregular shape of the guitar, I was able to come up with a fairly decent gradient setting that smoothed the transition enough, and cover the majority of the guitar.

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I still have the same intentions with the revision of Elvis as I did the first time around. My main goal is to duplicate the original photograph as realistically as possible. In order to do this successfully, I need to keep the arrangement on the composition the same as the photograph. The main purpose of me playing around with gradients and blurs was to communicate a more realistic guitar with a smoother transition between hues and a more subtle change in the shades within Elvis face. However, I was only able to create a smoother look to Elvis guitar.

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Shape variations:CRAFT:To create these variations of my orginial image of Elvis Presley, I applied different brushes and different color schemes to the original image. In order to create the two images with the orginial color scheme, but different brush strokes, I used the brushes window to select two different brushes to apply. The first one I created, I found and applied a more subtle brush to the imgae. After creating that image, I then applied a more extreme brush to the image. I then created two images that had different color schemes to them. The first, more subtle one, I used different shades of blue (monochromatic) and the second

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one has a more extreme color scheme to it. Once I had created these four images, I then blended them together to create an image with both a new brush stroke and color scheme. To get the image to have the different colored brush strokes, I went through each individual layer and selected the color I wanted that particular layer to be (for the stroke, not the fill), selected all shapes within that layer, and applied the brush stroke to that layer. I repeated those three steps for each of the fifteen layers that make up the entire image.

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COMPOSITION:

For some of the variations, I wanted the viewer to notice the color schemes I used, and in others I wanted the brush stroke to be noticed. After that, I wanted the viewer to notice the subject of the image, Elvis Presley.

a realistic image can easily be changed into an unrealistic one.

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The main purpose is to show that a realistic image can easily be changed into an unrealistic one in many different ways and that it is simple to change the degree of realism within an image you create. As the creator of the image, it is your own choice of how realistic, or unrealistic, you want your image to be. And that can easily be created by using different brush strokes, different color schemes, and a combination of both.

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Up until now every image has been created using Adobe Illustrator. Now, instead of being created on the computer, the images in this section were hand drawn using a variety of mediums, including graphite pencil, charcoal, and cont crayon.

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Cont crayonThis image is a unique one within all the compositions created in Drawing I because of the color paper that is used. Black paper creates a whole new challenge when drawing. Typically, when creating on the usual white paper, the shadows need to be created, while the highlights can be depicted with the paper itself. Until an image is created on black paper, it goes unnoticed that creating shadows is not the same as creating highlights. One needs to focus on different areas of the composition; the darks when using white paper, and the lights with black paper. When black paper is being used, the shadows can be created with the paper, while the highlights need to be created with the medium. This is why the composition is mainly created with white cont crayon, with the black cont crayon allowing me to make a smoother transition between shades and sometimes taking away some of the lightness in certain areas.

Using both white and black cont crayon, I created this image of a bed sheet hung along a clothesline. I really focused on creating the folds and creases of the sheet by the highlights and shadows as opposed to creating individual shapes, like I did with my Elvis Presley image. By recreating the highlights, shadows, and midtones by following the direction of that particular section not only creates the true shape of how the sheet was positioned, but also adds depth to the image.

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In my sketchbook I put objects that have some sort of significance to me.

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ketchbook images give me freedom. I am in control of every aspect of these drawings: subject, medium, composition (layout), style. In my sketchbook I put objects that have some sort of significance to me. Or sometimes, they are just simpily things that I like. This is the case for both of these sketchbook entries. To the left is an entry of a glass of sweet tea. I drew this with charcoal at the beginning of winter, when I was thinking of the warm summer days, when sweet tea is almost always filling up my cup. And above is a sunflower, another wishful image of summer, both in the name of the flower and the time they are plentiful.

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hese two sketchbook entries are of common items found around a room; to be specific, a classroom. On the opposite page, there is a close-up drawing of a pushpin. I really focused on capturing the smooth transition of the shadows to show the roundness of the pushpin. Not only does the intense shadow accurately show the shape of the pushpin, but it also tells you about the environment that the subject is in. In this case, the light that the pushpin is exposed to is coming from the upper right hand corner of the sketch. Oppositely, the light source on the chess piece to the right is coming from the left. Where the shadows, and highlights for that matter, are can tell you information about the objects surroundings.

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found this particular composition to be one of the more interesting pieces I drew for a few reasons. The first reason was because this drawing required me to draw the same object multiple times to complete the piece. However, there was a catch to this; each time I started a new drawing of the tricycle, I turned my paper. This element to the drawing added a level of abstractness to the piece. When I drew the tricycle for the second time, I not only changed the direction of my paper, but I also changed my view of the tricycle. By the time I had completed three drawings of the tricycle, it was hard to tell what the subject of the drawing was because the three overlapped so much, and the different directions added to the confusion. The second reason why I thought this piece was interesting was because of the use of positive and negative space. For this piece, all of the negative space, or space within the composition that does not make up the subject, were shaded one of five values ranging from darks to lights. It was up to me to decide which negative space shapes created by the positive space overlaps were what value. Every part of the positive space was left white. To bring the viewers attention to certain areas of the piece, I created contrast with the white of the tricycle. In other words, the negative spaces surrounding the parts I wanted to emphasize I made the darkest value. By placing the darkest values in only specific spots within the composition, I controlled where the eye went.

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his drawing has a story to tell. Every aspect of the drawing has some sort of significance in effectively telling the story it holds. But what is that story? This drawing entitled Dial Tone depicts the last interaction I had with my Grandmother before she passed away. My sophomore year of high school had come to an end and summer 2009 had just started. My travel volleyball team was preparing to go to the biggest tournament of our entire nine-month season-AAUs in Orlando, Florida. It was a practice day the day she called to talk. There wasnt a real reason she had called me, but she was excited that we would get to see each other in September. I was just as excited as she was since we were so close. Knowing that I had to get ready for practice, I told her I had to go. We exchanged the common goodbye of See you soon, and I love you, but I had no idea that that would be the last time I would ever get to talk to my Grandma.

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This drawing is all about the one phone call I wish I could have back.August 21,2009. Just a few weeks before we wouldve been able to see each other. This was the last day the world was graced with my Grandmothers presence. She passed away peacefully in her favorite chair right next to the window that let her look out into her yard filled with nature. I was completely devastated when I found out what had happened that day. My first thought was that I never got to tell her goodbye. My memory immediately went back to that phone call that I had cut short. At the time, I thought I needed to get to volleyball practice. Looking back on that, there isnt anything I wouldnt give to be back in that moment so that I could tell her everything I wanted to tell her, even if that meant being late or even missing that practice. This drawing is all about the one phone call I wish I could have back. Dial Tone was made in memory of my Grandmother, Brenda Jo Shaffer.

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Once all these elements are combined, the story that inspired this drawing comes alive.Idecided to use graphite pencil for this drawing because I knew that I would want to have detail in this drawing. Not only was I more comfortable with graphite pencil, but it also gave me more control than charcoal or cont crayon. Almost everything in this drawing helps tell the story- from the parts of the telephone itself, to the positioning of the objects. The old telephone base on the right hand side represents my Grandmother, and the receiver on the opposite side represents me. The distance between the base and the receiver shows the distance that was between my Grandmother and me. The cord connecting the two is a very important part of the drawing. Yes, it does connect them together, but the cord has a more significant meaning than that. The cord transforms into a cardiogram when following the cord from the receiver to the base. However, as the cord gets closer to the base, the cardiogram begins to weaken and eventually flat lines, then transforms back into a cord. The cord represents life on my end, and death on the other end of the conversation. The telephone itself isnt the only thing that adds meaning to the drawing. I also placed the parts of the telephone where they are for a reason. I decided to put the entire telephone at the bottom of the composition to show the heaviness I felt after I had learned that she passed away. As for deciding to not to include the entire receiver in the composition, I chose to cut most of it out just like I cut the conversation short. Not only does it say that the conversation wasnt everything I wanted it to be, it also gives you a sense that something is missing. To me, the something that is missing is me not telling her everything I wanted to.

Shading also plays a part in telling the story. The shading adds a lot of meaning to the cord. When the cord is near the receiver, the cord is very light, symbolizing life. But as the cord moves further away from the receiver and closer to the base, it gets darker and darker until it is completely black by the base. The black represents the lack of life and the mourning that came with that. The shading in the background also follows this pattern. In the bottom right hand corner, the background is the darkest it is by the base. It is slightly lighter in the corner by the receiver, but is not completely light like the cord. This is because I wanted to add to the heaviness feeling. By keeping the bottom portion of the composition with a darker background, it pulls the eye to the bottom, where the entire drawing is. As the background gets further away from the telephone, it becomes lighter, with the lightest section of the background in the corner above the receiver and darker above the base. This transition from lightest to light, while more subtly, shows the transition from life to death. Once all these elements are combined, the story that inspired this drawing comes alive. Let the whole story be told and dont cut it short.

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