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Jane Ann Wynn
I am an artist- I make things for a living-I wake up happy, I take care of cats, I love a lot, & I am a Hunter-Gatherer!
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Questions and Answers for the upcoming Exam: Q: What paper do I use for each project? A: Your Choice! If you want just use Strathmore drawing paper -you can. Just know that the toned paper and the Bristol Board has some limitations when transferring. I have easier suggestions if you get stuck-just email me. Q: Do I have to send you 3 images before I can start? A: 100% Yes! I absolutely need to see your images first and we can have a dialogue about what to use and why. IF you do not do this I will NOT give you credit on whatever you create-So BEFORE you begin-send you your top 3. "When taking a Good Photo-Be sure consider how your take this image- * Consider the composition, make changes and cropping-in tight when necessary * Make sure its clear and not blurry * Consider your lighting-not too dark or not too light * Ask yourself, "what am I showing" and think to yourself "Will this photo turn into a good drawing"Q: How much detail do you want from tracing the photo? A: So this is an Exam-it's where you show off ALL the skills you learned throughout the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Hello! Today we are going to start working with Charcoal. We will be using a few different kinds of charcoal & I will grade 2 in-class projects today: Subtractive Sphere and Still-life of a Cup WHAT IS CHARCOAL? (Here is a fun article about the history of art and charcoal: "There are two main kinds of charcoal that we are using in this class: compressed (sticks and/or pencils), and willow or vine. Compressed charcoal is made of powdered charcoal held together with a binder of gum or wax. Compressed charcoal comes in a range of softness based on the ratio of powdered charcoal to binder. Generally, however, compressed charcoal is harder than willow and vine. Because of its hardness, compressed charcoal will better maintain its shape and can, in classes like with charcoal pencils, be sharpened for achieving higher details, which makes it especially useful for drawing finer lines and textures. • Advantages of compressed charcoal include being generally more break resistant, and sometimes blacker than willow or vine. • Disadvantages of compressed charcoal is that it can be difficult to completely erase. Willow and vine charcoals are made from sections of grape vine and willow branches respectively, which... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ProfessorWynnDrawing
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Posted Nov 20, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
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An Artist who shares my joy of altering things that already exist and make it more of their own. He is fascinating! In this video he took a $5 coloring book and made it into a horrifying thing! Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
EXAM PROJECT-Worth 10% of your Grade so work on this and REALLY READ THE REQUIREMENTS: MATERIALS: * 3 sheets of Paper of your Choosing-Bristol, Strathmore, Color-Toned- 9 x 12 inches with a 1/2 inch border * All of your art supplies SIZE: All 3 DRAWING: 9 x 12 inches with a 1/2 inch border on all each of the drawings. HOW TO- For this project YOU MUST TAKE PHOTOS & then email me your top 3 picks. IF you do not send me your ideas I will not accept the final project. THEMES: PICK ONLY ONE THEME FOR THIS PROJECT- 1. "What I ate" - (This can be as simple as a cup of coffee and a bagel on a plate) 2. "Your Pet's Portrait" - (This will be close up image with limited background) 3. "Hidden World" - (A close up image from Nature that is hard to see without really investigating) 4. "My Favorite House" (An interesting house you have seen somewhere in your travels) When taking a Good Photo-Be sure consider how your take this image- * Consider the composition, make changes and cropping-in tight when necessary * Make sure its clear and not blurry * Consider... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Hello! Today we will wrap up Color with our Studio Class-This class is used to work on projects that we started earlier last week. DUE: 1. Gallery Project #4: Part Two of Inked Collaged Images: Colored in- Finish by end of class this week 2. Color Swatches-Just want to see them-Not collecting 3. Dog Deer: Finish by the end of class this week 4. Translucent Circles: Finish Over Thanksgiving Break-Due when we come back I will answer any questions and give you pointers. (You can also use this time to catch up on past work if you want) ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE EXAM GOES LIVE MONDAY NIGHT Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Hello-! Let's learn more about Unique colors. Today we are going to experiment with a variety of unique colors that when layered will make other interesting colors. These colors are not in pencil form-you mix them together to create them on your paper. 1. Swatch Sample #1. Creating Unique colors: Pick a complimentary color scheme of your choice along with white and black. Next by changing the quantity (amount) of each color, you will be able to create different colors even when limited. By varying your pencil pressure, adding thinner layers (i.e. mixing on the paper) followed by burnishing -you can achieve this. (*I will use Orange and Blue and then add in white and black) For this sample- Do this three times and create 2 different outcomes (Use your scrap Bristol Paper for this) 2. Swatch sample #2: Creating Translucent colors: Use Blue and Yellow and layer them working them to create a translucent effect. See video below. To do this you will draw a square and a circle that overlap. It is in the overlap -that the new color is created. • Do this 2 times: In the first sample, start with and emphasize the Square's color. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Good Day! Let's get busy using Colored Pencils! We are going to create a few samples to get started. Then we will work on this fish-due at the end of class today. TERMS: BLENDING:Using smooth pressure and to apply the color pencil to the paper-in many cases we use two or more colors together BURNISHING: is a build up of colored pencil that makes your colors look glossy (without any paper showing through.) You start with light pressure and built up your layers to achieve this. As you progress your colors will become thick and blended. SATURATION BURNISHING: Using a neutral or white colored pencil along as the blender to help burnish. But keep in mind-this desaturates your colors (Mutes/less contrast) GLAZING: This is the addition of color on top of an area that is already burnished COLOR TERMS: Primary Colors: primary colors are the three hues that cannot be formed by any combination of other colors. Monochromatic Colors: One Color plus the addition of white, black or gray Shade: Black Tint: White Tone: Gray (The mixing of shade and tint make a tone) Secondary Colors: secondary colors can be created by mixing two primary colors together. Tertiary Colors: these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Hello Week #9 !!! Today we are going to enhance our past experiments and then create 3 tiny illustrations with pen and ink-washed details. LET's START! 1. First up: Making something from very little! Pick 2 of your little ink experiments that you created last week. 2. Cut them out with your Xacto knife using the cardboard backing of your drawing pad. (This will prevent you from cutting surfaces like desks and tables) 3. Alter! Go back into them and add hand-drawn details. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Order in which you do this matters-Follow along below: • FIRST: Use ink pens to add outlines, textures like stippling and lines. Draw back into it. • THEN: Use your White Gel Pen to add highlights AND to FIX parts that need fixing. • AFTER you do all the handwork with pens, then you can use your Colored Pencils. • NOW: Add colored pencil to create interest and accents. (I will talk about BURNISHING and COLOR BLENDING) THESE 2 Drawings are due at the end of class (Name on back) ______________________________________________________________________ 2. IN CLASS EXERCISE: ADDING INK WASHES and DETAILS Take my 3 HAND OUTS: I will give you 3 mini-pieces of card stock... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Hello to another week! Today we are going to experiment with Liquid ink. (*This is a two part class *Next week for part 2 we will work on a few more things with ink including add in color!) (*This might be a little messy so make sure you put a sheet of paper down first underneath your work space.) We are going to experiment with creating the following: 1. Invisible Drawings using water and/or rubbing alcohol 2. Gray Washes and imaginary Landscapes 3. Using other items for unusual outcomes' (A sampling of possibilities) 4. Taking over the Chaos: Drawing back into these experiments _____________________________________________________ Materials you will need: • 3 sheets of Bristol paper (Or more if you need it) • 2 sheets of Colored Paper (Or more if you need it) • Liquid ink • Water • Paint brushes • Xacto knife to cut OTHER THINGS YOU CAN EXPERIMENT WITH IF YOU HAVE THEM LAYING AROUND: • Plastic/metal straw or canned air • Rubbing Alcohol • Course Salt • Rubber Cement if you have any around • Blue or Green Painters Tape • White Crayon Take away: These experiments will be used to create future art-they can become backgrounds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Just a sneak peek of some of the Flower Drawings in graphite (Cropped in and using smooth shading along with textures) (I will keep adding more...check back) Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Welcome to Week #7:Drawing with Ink First Up: Weekly Warm Up: on Toned paper (Your color choice) in a 3 x 4 inch space-draw a Ghost! • Today we are going to do a few more simple in-class practice exercises/reviews using Drawing Pens first & then we will use our Gray Scale Markers. • We will do some practice "Cactus" Comparisons-Bristol paper /Tones paper & talk about line weights • I also have a project sheet for "Faces" that you can follow along with and practice. *********************************************************** • I then will talk about the Gallery Project below • Finally we will go over measuring portion of the project as it is a bit complicated at first. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Faces! Project Sheet: Download FaceShapes1 Helpful Face Features: (Find more helpful visuals on the internet) ___________________________________________________________ Gallery Project #3: "My Yearbook-21 Tiny Ink Illustrations" (DUE Oct 25th - 29th) Materials: • 1 Sheet of 9x12 inch Bristol Board Paper (Follow my Measuring template posted below) • Drawing pens • Gray Scale Markers for accents and shadows (Only to be used AFTER you ink with pen) • Ruler • HB Pencil to help you sketch out your ideas • White Gel Pen for extra... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
I love his sketchbooks...and his inking! Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Here are some pointers when tracing an image for this project: 1. Get a good black and white printout of my subject (You are using flowers for your project-I did an eye here) 2. Find a sunny location to trace. (*I used my back door and taped my printout onto the door.) You can also use a piece of plexiglass, or glass and shine a light underneath. I then took a piece of my Strathmore Drawing Paper and place it over my copy and tape it into place. 3. Now I start to trace *This will take some time so go slow and take breaks. IF you can get a good tracing-the project will come together MUCH easier than if you Rush this part. Notice I really found ALL of the details. I know this is a lot-Not everyone has the patience to do this-get as much details as you can. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
In case you want to try and draw each day-here is the list of prompts for this year’s Inktober! Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Studio Work Week: Gallery Project #1 "Shapes in Outer Space" -Smooth Shading Challenge *Today is a studio work day-come to class to to work. You will check in with me and show my your project: To get credit for class today: I need to see your layout that is: put onto your Strathmore drawing paper in the correct size 11 x 14 with a 1 inch border-this way I can make sure you are on the right track and can proceed to working on the background and then onto shading. AGAIN: PROJECT IS DUE FIRST THING NEXT WEEK Project Repost: Looking Ahead-Gallery Project #1: "SHAPES IN OUTER-SPACE"-(Slow Shaded Shapes) Intro to this project-NEW DUE DATE at the beginning of class the week of Sept 27th-30th Materials: • Strathmore Cream Toned DRAWING PAPER Pad (Your 18 x 24 pad) • Ruler • A range of your graphite pencils from H's to B's • Mono-Zero Eraser for precision • Blending tool (tortillion, blending stump, or dry brush) • Pencil Sharpener Project Specs: Measure out an 11 x 14 Create a 1 inch border all around. (* Your NEW inside space to work in will become 9 x 12) FIRST: you are going... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
TODAY: More Work with SLOW SHADING and PENCIL MAGIC. First: Come in and put your Home work up on the gallery board- (BE SURE TO NOT PUT A HOLE IN YOUR WORK) This gives everyone a chance to see what can be created with some limitations (Meaning-just using one shape) Now-Let's Draw: (Using a sheet of your Strathmore Drawing paper-the big brown pad of paper) #1. Warm Up-Create a Creative LINE and make it disappear! (Just like I showed you in the last class) #2. Create a STRIPED DONUT! (This donut will be created in a 4 inch x 4 inch space so you have plenty of space to work) Draw this donut: Draw an oval with another oval inside. This will look like a donut. Now follow along with me for a detailed step by step. This will be turned in for a class grade so take some time and work on this-15-20 minutes #3. Creating CAST SHADOWS: 3 samples a. Draw a 2 x 2 inch Box- Now draw a Box and a smaller Box overlapping each other-Create a cast shadow between them b. Draw a 2 x 2 inch Box- Now draw a Circle and a smaller... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
1. Using the paper I provide in class (OR on your Strathmore drawing paper) Draw a 6 inch x 6 inch square 2. In this square you will pick 1 type of shape (Like a circle) and repeat it 10 times in the space (you can overlap it and vary the size to try and create a very dynamic composition. Do this lightly using an H pencil) 3. Once you lay out your composition and like it-you will work in the space around those shapes-meaning the background. You are going to darken this as solid as you can using you B pencils and layering it. 4. NOW you can go in and lightly layer your shapes with a light source on the upper left side and a shadowed side on the bottom right side. (*I Shaded mine like a Sphere in the sample below but you CAN shade it just flat like a disk from left to right) 5. Finally go back in and clean it up-No smudges GOAL: This is a SMOOTH shading challenge -so NO obvious lines. Using the Mono-Zero Eraser to Blend Using a Tortillion/Blending Stump to Blend: STEP BY STEP: cut paper to correct size I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Recap from last week's intro to blending: On a piece of Strathmore Drawing Paper that I gave everyone: (You have this paper-it is the LARGE pad of 18 x 24) 1. We took out our pencils and made small swatches of each of the pencils to just get a feel of what they look like. (This student happened to have all the pencils so she did swatches of all of them) 2. Next I asked you to pick 3 of your pencils and do a small value blend. For instance, I might take my HB pencil and slowly to a long swatch of faint value about 2 inches in length. I then go back over 50% of it creating a second layer that darkens it more. I then go back over 25% of it creating a third layer that darkens it even more. I go back again over all of it lightly to ensure that all these layers look seamless and transitions nicely. I then pick another pencil like a 2B and do this all over again using a LIGHT TOUCH at first. 3. I then showed you how to layer to create an extra dark result "What is Blacker... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing
Good Morning☕️- Weekly Warmup-Do this in your sketchbook/on a sheet of paper ___________________________________________ Today's In-CLASS Exercises: DO these exercises with me and turn it in at the end of class for a grade. Pencil Magic: I will supply the paper for today Today we are going to work with graphite and be learning more about working a pencil. Part 1: What is "SMOOTH SHADING?" ◙ First up: Working with pencils-Holding them, using them to achieve a smooth slowly shaded tone. Making a sample swatch range H's to B's and using them in layers to achieve a dark value. ◙ Value: What is a Smooth Value Range? Creating a value range that flows-What works and what doesn't. ◙ Practice: Building value without making obvious scratchy-scribbles: "A Value Study" -It is all about hand pressure and patience. (Work along with me: create your OWN 13 box Value Scale from light to dark) ◙ Next: TORTILLIONS & Blending & Layering (IF you use tortillions you need to go BACK over them with graphite lightly) I will share some techniques for using Tortillions and creating smooth transitions. (*Layering graphite with a tortillion helps with the lightest of gray areas, creates blends of different values... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2021 at ProfessorWynnDrawing