Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Draw a copy of a figure in pencil done by any great master prior to 1900. It may be from a painting or a drawing. Some of the masters may include, but not be limited to, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Van Dyke, or Michelangelo. Look in Art History books and find a figure with which you "connect". If you are excited about the artwork you are copying, it will be apparent in your drawing.

Next, redraw the figure but only as a skeleton.  Look at how the position of the bones relates to the pose of the figure.  Include as many bones and as in much detail as possible.  Skeleton Diagram

Bring in all 3: 1. the master artwork, 2. your copy, 3. the skeleton drawing.

Master Art Skeleton

Just about every example is from a former student of mine.  Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.

How to earn a good grade on your homework

Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Fill the A4 Page of your journal.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.

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