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Drawing 3 - Art structures

  • Class 15
  • Practice 45
  • Independent work 90
Total 150

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Drawing 3 - Art structures

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Course overview

The objective of this module is to enable students to learn to:
• understand complex drawing techniques and the development of key factors that define perception and practical skills of drawing
• use theoretical knowledge on complex elements of visual culture and practical improvement of analytical thinking in drawing processes

This module teaches students to create through practical work, the techniques and methods which will ensure the optimal quality of their drawing skills necessary for their design practices. This will be achieved by a gradual approach in understanding, analysing, and defining each personal drawing process, with a specific focus on developing specific personal interests and execution exercises with strictly set deadlines of the practical performance. Drawing techniques will include a recreation of very complex forms, motifs, and solving art problems such as imaginary light. The emphasis will be placed on light and colour. The tasks will consist of drawing various motifs as well as a couple of conceptual assignments where the students will research and find their own motifs based on their specific individual preferences and the assignment at hand. Independently chosen motifs will be recreated as a drawing elaboration of very complex forms of various materials, light and colour content.

The module is based on various thematical units. The main goal is to offer a wide range of various tasks through which students can develop their perception and transform their observation into precise drawings. The workflow of this module will combine personal and group progresses. During the module, the students will have to produce between 40-60 studious drawings. Every new assignment will be formed as a continuation of the previous one. Along with practical work, students will have to elaborate and analyse their own practice, as well as the work of others.


Obavezna literatura:
1. (2022), Beyond Art Fundamentals, , 3dTotal Publishing
2. J. Gurney, (2010), Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (Volume 2), Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City/Sydney/London

Preporučena literatura:
1. Seligman, I., (2019) Pushing paper: Contemporary drawing from 1970 to now, London, Thames and Hudson

Dodatna literatura:
1. Suvakovic, M. (2008) Epistemology of Art, Belgrade, TkH – centre for performing arts theory and practice
2. Hockney , D. (2020) A History of Pictures, 2nd edition, London, Thames Hudson
3. Editors, P. (2021) Vitamin D3: Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing, London/New York, Phaidon

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Construct drawings illustrating light and imaginary light on various subjects. (portrait, simplified form).
  • Construct illustrations using color as a primary means of expression on various motifs (portrait, figure, nude, animal etc.).
  • Construct a simple conceptual illustration (in egz. a character portrait /figure) following textual references and using self-found art references.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Construct, analyse and present drawings illustrating light and imaginary light on various complex subjects. (figure, nude).
  • Construct, analyse and present illustrations using colour as a primary means of expression on various motifs (portrait, figure, nude, animal etc.).
  • Construct, analyze and present a drawing through various complex methods by using colourist modulation.
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