Friday, October 30, 2015

How do artists paint what doesn't exist?

 In Art 3 and Art 4, we are learning how artists portray the costumed figure. As a guide, we're using a selection from Imaginative Realism: How to Paint what Doesn't Exist by James Gurney. In this way, we're learning what real artists do when they want to portray a fictional scene. We're using models and makeshift costumes to set up imaginary scenarios. Students will use these as sources for drawings.  They'll use other sources for background imagery.
Just imagine a train track here.

We got some help from Mr. Seifert from Information Technology.


  1. What a fantastic assignment. I wish I had a teacher like you when I was in high school!

  2. What a great idea. Those students are very lucky. We need more wonderful instructors like this one. He could use a backdrop.