Theme 1 Fantasy

Fantasy related compositions do not belong to any particular method, school of artists, geographical location or history. Fantasy can be characterized by subject matter that is non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkish. This form of art has a deep connection with fantasy literature. Also called “Goth art” or “fantastic art” this form explores fantasy, imagination, the dream state, the grotesque, visions and the uncanny.

All student levels complete two pieces: the first piece is an imitation of an existing composition and the second is the creation of an original piece meeting the curriculum objectives described below. Artists working at the different levels have different objectives to meet (see skill description below).

Procedure
1). Artists. Visit the artist pages and take a gander at the work they've produced. Exposing yourself to the work of capable artists can give you an idea of the direction you want to take.

2). Methodlogy. Go through and complete all the simple drawing tasks described under each heading for your class. These small projects serve as a primer for undertaking larger more serious work.

3). Videos. Use the movies to see in real time a fantasy composition being made.

Artists

Methodology

Visual Arts 10
Visual Arts 20
Visual Arts 30
Drawing Simple Geometric Shapes    
Understanding and Using Perspective Understanding and Using Perspective Understanding and Using Perspective
Foreshortening    
  Drawing Depth and Distance Drawing Depth and Distance
Line Thickness Line Thickness  
Drawing form and Shape Drawing form and Shape Drawing form and Shape
Drawing Metal Drawing Metal Drawing Metal
  How to Convey Action How to Convey Action
How to Draw the Human Form How to Draw the Human Form How to Draw the Human Form
Creating Space Creating Space Creating Space