Art Prof & Partner
2. Finding Objects
3. Textures & Surfaces
4. Color Relationships
5. Color Saturation
6. Warm & Cool Colors
7. Light & Dark Contrast
11. Thumbnails I
12. Thumbnails II
13. Line Sketch
14. First Layer
Set up a still life and create a crayon drawing by observing the set up from life.
The supplies listed below cost less, and can be used instead of the recommended supplies.
Use instead of fixative, however, know that hairspray is NOT archival!
2017 Summer Intern
“I never realized just how much work goes into setting up a still life! I spent about the same amount of time drawing as I did setting it up, and maybe that is because I was picky but I really wanted it to look well composed. The tip about adding something beneath the drapery to hoist something upward was genius!
I really enjoyed this and personally I’m never comfortable using color, so this was a challenge. It felt good allowing myself to let go with just layering it on there.”
2017 Summer Intern
“This tutorial was a really great learning experience for me, because during it, I realized that I have never really considered color in my still life set ups before. Professor Lieu’s advice in color contrast and intensity really helped me make a piece that was far more engaging than if I hadn’t had the advice and just made it on my own.
Armed with a medium I had very little experience in, I felt much more confident and prepared after watching this tutorial.”
“This tutorial was the perfect combination of structure and freedom for me. I had the ability to control the set up and the pace that I worked at, but I also felt encouraged me to experiment with a new medium and try out some riskier compositions. I have always found working with color to be challenging and a bit overwhelming, but actively thinking about color and color theory from the initial set up to the final execution allowed me to confidently tackle this challenge that was outside of my comfort zone.
Overall, making deliberate decisions throughout the entire process was extremely valuable for me. I had so much fun with this tutorial and will definitely be carrying these newly acquired skills with me into the school year!”
Visual artist Tony Janello is obsessed with the human face, its endless variations and its extraordinary capacity for expression. He began his artistic practice painting portraits and eventually began creating three-dimensional sculptures and digital photographs depicting faces that appear structurally unsound as if in the early stages of implosion. Janello has taught courses at the college level in portraiture, drawing, and color since the early 1980’s.
J.W. W. Turner, Edgar Degas, Théodore Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa, Pieter Claesz, Willem Claesz. Heda, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Pieter Steenwijck, Evert Collier, Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor, Giorgio Morandi, Janet Fish, Antonio López García, Wayne Thiebaud, Raphaelle Peale, Floris van Dyck, Adriaen Coorte, Georg Flegel, Tate Museum’s Still Life Section, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger