Art 2233 | Drawing III

Drawing III is a continuation of ART 1223, further developing drawing skills and concepts for advanced students.

Below are descriptions of some of the assignments in the course with student work examples.


Project 1: Paper

Create an engaging drawing portrayingpaper as your subject matter. The paper in your drawing can be depicted in the following manner.

  • Torn, cut
  • Creased, folded
  • Twirled, rolled, curled
  • Woven, interlaced
  • Crumpled, shredded
  • Stacked
  • Folded into paper sculptures or architectural structures

Combine at least 2 or more categories from the above-mentioned list. Carefully consider the interaction of positive and negative shapes in your composition. You may collage or incorporate actual paper into your drawing if you so desire. You CANNOT draw anything that is not paper-related. AVOID making a stereotypical still-life drawing, especially if you are rendering recognizable objects made from paper.If you crumple paper and draw from it, do not make it look like a typical drawing of crumpled paper. Compose and portray it in a way that is unexpected. Be creative and transform it into something that is exciting!

Black and white drawing of what appears to be crumbled up paper that has holes burned into it.A colored drawing in lime green of what appears to be a drawing of crumbled paper.A colored drawing using the colors red and blueA colored drawing of several ends of rolled up paper in the color lime greenA colored drawing in orange and red


Project 2: Non-representational/Non-objective Drawing

Create a non-objective drawing incorporating anyor all of the art elements of line, shape, value, color, and texture. Do not make a drawing that represents actual objects, for e.g., do not makeshapes that look like flowers or leaves in your composition.

Since this is a non-representational drawing, you should consider how the art elements (line, shape, value, texture, and color) work together to create a strong composition. You are NOT required to use all the art elements; you can always limit yourself to one or two. The overall composition can exhibit shallow or deep space, tightly rendered or spontaneous/loose/gesture-like quality, or both. Regardless of how you create this drawing, the final outcome must be visually engaging and compositionally sound.

For this project, you are required to play and experiment with traditional drawing supplies as well as other materials that you would not necessarily use to create a drawing. Collage and some type of staining must be included in the piece. Limit your color palette. EXPERIMENT! Anything goes regarding the use of material and composition!

A drawing of a piece of paper crumbled up with pen doodled on it.A colored drawing or what appears to be a bunch of colorful circles, almost like bubbles.A colored drawing using black, pinks, and whitesa colored drawing that looks like paned glass- using the colors blue yellow and brownA colored drawing that appears as watercolor done in blue and black


Project 3: CAAD & CALS Exhibition

A drawing of a colorful bee on a flowerA drawing of several colorful butterfliesA colored drawing of a spider climbing a webA colored drawing of illustrated like bugs.A colored drawing of a dragon fly surrounded by lights.


Project 4: Narrative

A narrative is essentially a story or an account of events. For this project, you are to create a drawing that tells an interesting story. There is no limitation to the subject matter and setting/location for your narrative, but it must include ALL of the following objects

  • One unicycle
  • One spaceship
  • One or more chickens/roosters

An image of a mom and child chasing chickens on a farm.A man riding a unicycle in what looks like a mechanic shopAn image of a van and a chickenAn image of illustrated versions of the sun, moon, and earth with several chickensAn image of a chicken that plays sports


Project 5: Abstraction

  • Create an abstract drawing of a landscape or interior of a room or building. (You can include architectural structures as part of your landscape if you wish.)
  • If you have a car (if not, carpool or get a ride from a friend), drive to nearby places on or off-campus and take photographs of landscapes, gardens, farms, etc. OR take photographs of the interiors of your apartment, classroom, art studio, lab, or buildings on and off-campus.
  • Draw from life and/or from your photo references.
  • To create an abstract drawing, you should think of “simplifying” or reducing your landscape or interior into formal elements of line, shape, value, color, and texture.
  • You can vary the degree of abstraction by manipulating your formal elements according to how much spatial definition you want to achieve in your composition.Your abstract composition can be visually two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or a combination of both flat shapes and three-dimensional forms.
  • Composition should be well thought-out, cohesive, and engaging.
  • The drawing must be in color and must be executed in a variety of media.

Drawing Materials:22” x 30” good drawing paper Open media

A fountain surrounded by several colorful trees and plantsA drawing of what appears to be the suns setting - done in purple pinks and orangesA drawing of a long side walk that reaches over water that leads to a large city and colorful treesA colorful drawing of a room with a door and desk. using yellow blues purples and pinksA drawing of a sidewalk leading into a town. feels like autumn.


Project 6: Portrait

An image of a map with fish and a cat on topA drawing of a bunch of hands and mushroomsA drawing of what looks like paper mache that appears to create an eye .A drawing of what appears to be done in crayola marker, an office room with a tree, a desk, and several shelves full of booksA drawing of the black sky with purple clouds and a constellation. It also appears to have pizza like figures in the sky as well