1. Circle: Focus on creating perfectly round circles
2. Ball of String: Looping from one side of an imaginary circle to another, slowly rotate through the circle as if you were drawing it in a Spiralgraph. Once again, make sure that the outside area is a perfect circle.
3. Daisy: Create a daisy with a perfectly circular carpel by looping and rotating out from this imaginary center circle.
4. Hatch: Ok, this is a given, but execute this doodle so that the gestalt forms a square. Make sure that all the lines have the same length and are spaced an equal distance apart from each other.
5. Crosshatch: Another given. But now, using the constraints in the Hatching doodle, make sure that the spaces created by the crossing lines are squares.
student thumbnails and drawing
1. Create a minimum of four thumbnails
2. Select one that works compositionally and thematically but that above all is interesting to you.
3. Transfer the thumbnail directly onto the drawing without looking at the model (i.e., use the thumbnail as your model using the same bounding box proportion and placement of objects).
4. Once transferred, use sighting to lock in the internal proportions
Matisse • Artist and Model in front of Mirror • 1935 • pencil on paper • 9¾ x 12¾ inches • Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Purchase, Fred W. Allsopp Memorial Acquisition Fund. 1984.018.001
1. Don’t Make Wallpaper
2. Don’t Contemplate Your Navel
3. The Pit is Inevitable but avoid the Zone
4. Erase frequentl
5. Practice Your Doodles
6. Use Thumbnails