- Finish the 2-point perspective exercise of 3D cubes and rectangles that we began in class.
- Shade the shapes, with the shadows corresponding to one light source. The position of the light source is up to you.
- Brainstorm ideas for your surreal painting. Write and/or sketch whatever comes to your head. I recommend to think of 3 different ideas so you can pick your favorite one.
- Don’t have a clue as to what to do? Look at the works of the Surrealists!
In class, I mentioned that the approach we will take to Surrealism is to change one aspect of your painting to make it an impossible scene. This is only because the course is 6 weeks long. If you want to make your painting complex, you can. Just keep in mind the amount of time you plan on dedicated to your artwork.
Here’s some food for thought:
- Make your artwork simple but highly detailed / realistic and finish by the end of the course
- Make your artwork simple and painterly and finish by the end of the course
- Make your artwork complex, but make it painterly (like Ignacio Iturria) and finish by the end of the course
- Make your artwork complex and highly detailed and continue working on it even after the course is finished.
- Make your artwork complex and highly detailed and work on it every day and finish by the end of the course.
You do not need to have your idea finalized by next week. It may change after the discussion we have in the beginning of class. The most important thing is you start thinking about it today.