Thursday, 19 April 2012


    A self-portrait is a representation of an artist. It is drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist.
Look at the paintings of: Durer, Picasso, Picabia and Frida Kahlo.

Then there is a picture of Warhol and a collage of Chris Carter.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Drawing a city

Every student has to draw a city. They can choose their personal city between two options:
  • A big city with buildings in different sizes.
  • A street of a city with shops, trees, people, cars, etc.
Gallery of my students great pictures!!!!

Laura C.

Alba R.
Laura R.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Textures in art

Textures in drawings
Leonardo da Vinci.
Texture in Paintings
1. Still life

 2. Portrait

Sunday, 15 April 2012


  1. Do you know what a texture is?
  2. Touch some objects you have around you. What do you feel when touching them?
  3. Look at the objects and textiles around you. Do you see any texture?
  4. Do artists use Textures in Art?
Whenever you talk about the surface quality of an object, you are discussing its texture.

Texture is the element of art that refers to the way things feel, or look as if you could feel if touched (the illusion of touch).

Types of textures
Texture is the character of a surface and is both tactile and visual.
  • Tactile texture is the tactile quality of a surface, such as rough, smooth, sticky, fuzzy, soft or slick. A real texture is one you can actually feel with your hand, such as a piece of sandpaper, a wet glass, or animal fur. It also can be created by an artist by doing a collage.
  • Visual texture is a visual quality of a surface. It is the result from painting or drawing as the real texture.  Visual texture is an illusion of texture created by an artist. Paint can be manipulated to give the impression of texture, while the paper surface remains smooth and flat.   

This four images are axamples of Tactile texture: Wood, water, grass and paper.

 Two examples of tactile texture: textile and writing.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Value. Light and shade.

  1. Think of different light sources. 
  2. Is there any difference between natural and artificial light?
  3. What happens when there is no light? 
  4. What happens when an object stands in front of the light?
  5. Will the shade be the same if we change the position of the light?
     Light and shadows visually define objects. Before you can draw the light and shadows you see, you need to train your eyes to see like an artist.

Values are the different shades of grey between white and black. Artists use values to translate the light and shadows to create the illusion of a third dimension.

     A full range of values is the basic ingredient for shading. When you can draw lots of different values, you can begin to add shading, and therefore depth, to your drawings. With shading, the magical illusion of three-dimensional reality appears on your drawing paper.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Form or Volume.

  • What is a form?
  • Do you remember what a geometric shape is? Name me some.
FORM and VOLUME___________________________________________________________
      Form is an element of art. At its most basic, a form is a three-dimensional geometrical figure (i.e.: sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, etc.), as opposed to a shape, which is two-dimensional, or flat.
 A form always has three dimensions; length, width and height. When you stand next to an object you can go round it and see the three dimensions.
    Volume (three-dimensionality) can be simulated in a two-dimensional work (like a drawing) thanks to the use of light and shadows, perspective, etc.


     Solids are three dimensional rigid bodies that occupy some volume or capacity. Solids have length, width and height.
 Type of Solids:
  • Polyhedron: regular and others.
  • Non Polyhedron
    1. Polyhedron is a geometric solid in three dimensions with flat faces and straight edges. Each surface is a polygon.
     2. Non Polyhedron: solids like cylinder, cone, and sphere have surfaces which are curved or combination of both curved and flat surfaces.


Friday, 6 April 2012

Art tools

Do you know the name of your art tools and materials?

Now, you should know all the words. Check your knowledge playing these games
Good luck!