Friday, February 26, 2010

Lesson 63 Sports Action Compositions

In this lesson we considered figures in action. We first thought of them as shapes and placed them in a rectangle or square to create an exciting layout. We began with a series of 7 minute studies. In each we sketched a silhouette of the figure and laid out a rectangle around it which would surround the shape in an interesting way. Here are some on Lynn's studies.

Some of the figures are positive shapes, darker than the background, and some are negative shapes, lighter than the background. Next we chose one design to work into a more finished painting. Here are a few.
Jan has a bold figure shape connected to the left edge.

Dan has two figures skating slightly off center.

Nancy worked on another skier, this time connected to the right hand edge.

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