Sketch #2 “Are you smellin’ what i’m steppin’ in?”

**Developed because Miss Eipp continually says strange things like: “Are you pickin’ up what i’m puttin’ down?” and “Are you smellin’ what i’m steppin’ in?” Enjoy!


Advanced Studio: In your material of choice (should be your concentrated media) interpret this either literally or in your own way: a pair of shoes that symbolize you that have either stepped in something descriptive of the places you have been to, the places you are going, the place you want to go. This should be a kind of symbolic self-portrait. Be creative and have fun with it! Be sure to put this in your sourcebook and create an artist statement to accompany your art on a separate page. If you work 3D, take pictures of your work and put into your sourcebook.


Drawing and Painting: In your style, draw, with the materials of your choice, a pair of shoes that represent you. You can do an observational drawing for the background or create your own background in order to reflect you interests, personality, and likes. The drawing of the shoes should be from observation. Focus on your composition. This should be a symbolic self-portrait. Be sure to put this in your sourcebook and to create an artist statement to accompany your drawing on a separate page.


Studio Art: Pick your favorite pair of shoes and draw them from REAL LIFE (observational drawing). Push yourself to use all of the elements, especially value! Your shoes should take up the majority of your paper in your sourcebook. Critique your own work, using the 4 steps discussed in class, on the page behind your sketch. Remember to put in as much effort as possible and to look at what you are drawing!


Photography 1: Capture the places you walk, run, jog, skip, tip-toe, dance, etc. that go unnoticed- rather than focus on what is ahead while you are doing those things (like walk, jog, dance) look down and see what you are standing on or near. You may be surprised at what we walk on, in, around, and near. Think about showing the path you are on, have been, and are going to…can you incorporate this in your photos at all? Focus on your composition and elements of art. Be creative- try not to just take snap shots-try to work with a purpose-maybe you have to set up your composition.


Graphic Design: Sell a smell! Pick out a small- can be anything you want to make an advertisement for. You are trying to get consumers to buy your product. Try to come up with a catchy phrase and well done design for your advertisement. You can create this by hand or on the computer, all work needs to be put in your sourcebook. PERFUME IS OFF LIMITS: think outside the box and challenge yourself. Keep it appropriate.

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