Class 3 - BUILDING DETAILS, ORNAMENTS, AND OBJECTS, OH MY!

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Jones

Mark is professional designer, illustrator, graphic recorder and concept artist Mark is an architect in Chicago who works at the firm HED. Mark graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and learned his drawing and sketching skills through those architecture classes. The professors emphasized the importance of documenting the environment by requiring students to maintain an active sketchbook. Filling it with ideas, inspirational quotes and designs as well as using it as a journal. Mark spent his junior year studying abroad in Versailles, France. While there he documented his travels through Europe in pencil sketches and watercolors while gaining exposure and feedback from visiting professors. Mark was drawn to the medium of color pencils while working on his thesis project and has used it predominantly since.

DATE:

12:00 P.M., Saturday, April 29

LOCATION: 

THE WRIGLEY BUILDING

BREAKDOWN OF 2.5 HOUR CLASS:

20-30 min. Introduction and Demonstration – Discuss the intent and goals of
the class. Show examples of color pencil sketching.
20 min. Sketch Session 1
15 min. Group Review and Discussion
70 min. Sketch Session 2 – Sketch other elements on the building or multiple sketches of the same element in Sketch Session 1
15 min. Group Review and Discussion

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Color pencils: A minimum of 12 pencils. Include white, shades of blues, reds, greens, and grays. Cream, Terra Cotta, and Burnt Orange are additional colors suitable for buildings and ornament.
  • Graphite pencils: Various lead weights from soft to hard; 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, and 4H.
  • Ink pens of varying weights (Micron 02, 05, 08) or equivalent
  • Sketchbook/pad
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Small stool or chair (optional)

  

 

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