Here is the progression of the piece that I have most recently completed – and it’s a BIG one! 18 x 24!
I chose to use this image of my Doberman, Fenn, for concentration piece #4 because I have always loved the composition and the movement of it – he was just 12 weeks old at the time! What a sweetie-pup!
This piece was a study in Color Relationships, so the first thing that my students and I had to do was to divide our drawings into 12 panels and – following the rules of the color wheel – to chose which colors we would use to represent the following color families: primary, secondary, tertiary, complementary, split complementary, diads, triads, tetrads, warm colors, cool colors, and two panels for the neutrals (not necessarily in that order).
I wanted a rough idea of what my finished drawing could look like, so I did a miniature version on copy paper with Crayola markers.
I chose Blue-Green and Orange for my Complementary Colors. Complementary Colors are any two colors on the color wheel, but they must be DIRECTLY across from each other.
Complementary Color Panel Complete
Cool Neutral Panel Complete
I chose Blue-Green, Red-Orange, and Yellow-Orange for my Split-Complementary Colors. Split Complementary Colors follow in the same idea as Complementary Colors, except that a split complement includes THREE colors: one color plus the colors on either side of its complement.
Split-Complementary Panel Complete
Warm Neutral Panel Complete
I must admit that I am a lover of earthy, neutral colors…so I did a lot of whining as I was laying down the bright Canary Yellow for my Primary Color panel – just ask my kids! The Primary Colors are: red, blue, and yellow.
Primary Color Panel Complete
The Tertiary Colors are Yellow-Orange, Red-Orange, Yellow-Green, Blue-Green, Red-Violet and Blue-Violet. This is the color base for the Tertiary Panel.
The Secondary Colors are: orange, green, and purple. In this image, both the Tertiary and Secondary Color Panels have been completed. You can also see the 4×6 photograph of my boy, Fenn – it really puts the size of this particular piece into perspective!
Warm Color Panel Complete! All variations of red, orange, and yellow are considered warm colors. Red-violet and yellow-green can also be considered warm colors.
Triads Color Panel Complete! Triads are any three colors that are evenly spaced on the Color Wheel.
Cool Color Panel Complete! All variations of green, blue, and purple are considered cool colors. Red-violet and yellow-green can also be considered cool colors.
Tetrads Color Panel Complete! A “tetrad” is a contrast of any four colors.
Last, but not least, is the Diads Color Panel! Diads are any two colors evenly spaced on the Color Wheel.
HIGH SCHOOL PIECES:
Concentration: Cartooning and Anime
Concentration: Modern Weaponry
Some of their projects are still under construction, so I will post some more photographs later on! Enjoy!