I taught shading/value with a project called "SuperBucks." Using paper
18"x71/2 inches, the kids designed a piece of original currency. They had
to include blended shading (5-step), hatching, cross-hatching, scribble
shading and pointillism. There had to be a continuous border (I taught how
to do 3-D ribbon borders), a motto, a portrait (here's where anime can be
used) and a denomination. This was all done in pencil, but it would have
also worked in fine felt tip pen (except for the blended shading).
Alix E. Peshette
Emerson Junior High School
"Every artist was first an amateur."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
From: Bruthrobson@aol.com [mailto:Bruthrobson@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 8:20 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: teaching pencil shading-m.s.
I am trying to think of some "cool" things to teach to anime (sp?) crazy
If boys don't think it's cool they don't want to try it.
I like the idea of bringing in some interesting aspects of whatever
subject we're drawing. (shells)
But I'd like to think also of some things that these boys who like line
drawing may try to broaden their art interests and end up with an impressive
product. Maybe scratch art, silkscreen, etc
Can anyone think of any broader ideas for line art for boys?