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7th Grade

March 6, 2015                       
20 points

Shadow in Perspective & Sphere
DUE 3/13/16

Follow the steps below for the perfect shadow in perspective.  HINT:  The higher the light source, the shorter the shadow.

1.      Show all 5 of the Elements of Value: highlight, light, shadow, reflective light and cast shadow.
2.     Make good use of your stump: Smooth transitions from each value change. NO STRIPES. Every change should be seamless.
3.     Make sure there are a full 10 values.
4.    Have a clean sphere (no hairy edges or smudges)
HINT:  Your cast shadow is darkest where it hits the sphere and gradually gets lighter as it move away.

February 12, 2016
50 points
House in 2 Point Perspective (2PP)
DUE 2/19/16

Create a  house in 2 PP.  EVERYTHING must be in 2PP. 
Make sure that it includes the following details: 
  •  2 windows (with window sills)
  • Front door (with casings)
  • Garage door
  • Driveway-opened. Don't forget to show the wall thickness!
  • Path to the front door
  • Pitched roof 
  • Chimney (remember the trick so the chimney doesn't "float" above the roof)
Super Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy because the house is just a cube in 2PP (and you have already mastered that!)  Make sure to keep your "dotted" lines this time though because you will need them for the roof. Forgot how to do a cube?  Follow the instructions below for the book assignment. Just don't add the cover! Or the title!

  • On each end of the house, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, making an "X".
  • Draw a vertical line through the "X" to wherever you want the top of the pitched roof to be. Make a small "dot". Do this on both the left and right ends of the cube.
  • From the "dot" connect lines to the outside of each corner of  the house (cube). This creates the apex of the roof. Do this on the both the left and right ends of the cube.
  • From the LEFT apex, draw a line to the RIGHT VP. This is the roof line. Stop drawing the line when you meet the RIGHT apex
This is easy peasy lemon squeezy  x 2 because you have already drawn 2PP cubes!  The chimney is just a cube sitting IN the roof. Not ON the roof. so, the only difference is to erase the lower left line that would usually go to the VP and draw a line the same angle as the pitch of the roof to connect the back of the chimney with the front. VOILA! Your cube is now coming out of the roof!
  • Keep the "X's" at each end of the house (so I can grade)
  • Keep your dotted lines (again, for grading purposes)
  • Turn in your notes
  • DON'T FORGET "THE RULES"  You can find them listed AGAIN, below in the book assignment
As usual, do something EXTRA that shows understanding of what we are learning (2PP). For example, add a fence around the property , brick the chimney, add casings around the windows, add a dormer window in the roof! (WOW that would be amazing!). Use your imagination! Remember anything you do needs to be executed well and needs to be in 2pp. Coloring must ONLY be in colored pencil.

February 5, 2016
2 Point Perspective Books
DUE February 12, 2016
30 points
2 point perspective substantially follows the same rules as single point. 
All verticals stay vertical
All corners (vertical line) go to BOTH VP's
Erase non-essential lines
Leave your
Make your drawing substantially fill the page
Name, date & title

1.    Create 3 books stacked on top of each other
2.    Make sure the books have a cover and the cover has a thickness
3.    Each book must have a title about yourself ("Lacrosse For Dummies"). The title must be in perspective.
4.    Pages:  Establish the idea of pages IN PERSPECTIVE. You do not have to draw all 750 pages! Make sure you have a bottom page though.
5.    Bow the spine on both sides. (Remember, the spine cover has a thickness!)

1.     Establish 2 VP's on the same plane (i.e. make sure the X's are in a straight horizontal line)
2.    Draw a vertical line below and between the 2 VP's
3.    All corners go to BOTH VP's. That is, the top and the bottom of the line need to be connected to both VP's.
4.    You now have 2 sides going to infinite. End each side with a vertical line.
5.    You've just added 2 more corners SOOOOOO, go back to # 3.
6.    The connection lines to the VP's will now cross creating the back corner.

As always, I can't give extra credit because you are a nice person. You need to do EXTRA work according to the assignment. So, do extra books. Establish the title on the top cover (in perspective). Color with colored pencils ONLY. Draw a table in perspective and place the books on the table. USE YOUR IMAGINATION!


December 4, 2015
Single Point Perspective Castle in the Air
30 points                                                         Due December 11, 2015

  1. The VP for the Castle is ABOVE and to either the RIGHT or the LEFT
  2. Castle must have:
    1. Turret with a cone top
    2. battlements all the way around the top of the castle
    3. an opened drawbridge (remember the opening and the drawbridge door have a thickness)
    4. at least 2 windows
  1. The VP for the Earth is BELOW and CENTERED
  2. The earth is an amorphous shape with rounded edges
  3. All "outies" and "innies" go to the VP
  4. End the earth (don't let it go to the VP)

Do You Want Extra Credit?
Then do something EXTRA!
Like, more buildings, or windows.
Color ONLY with colored pencils.
Don't expect extra credit for something not accurately drawn.  

Nov. 20, 2015    
   Single Point Perspective Block Letters
30 Points                                                                Due Dec. 4, 2015

1.  Draw 3 Block Letters in single point perspective ALL ON ONE PAGE.
2.  Make sure the vanishing point (VP or X) is at the TOP of the page and CENTERED.
3. Make sure that all the legs/parts  of the letter have the same width.
4. Erase non-essential lines
5. Keep your VP
6. Don't forget to connect ALL visible corners (remember there are innies and outies)

If you need reminding on how to draw in perspective, look at last month's notes, this month's notes or the instructions from last month's assignment below! 

Extra Credit
More letters done accurately
Creative coloring ONLY with colored pencil 
(make sure I can still see the outline of your letters)
Always turn in your notes with your homework
ALL verticals stay vertical all the time!
Always keep your VP. 
Lines from the corners of the square go to the CENTER of the VP.


10/2/15                                                            Single Point Perspective CUBE
15 points                                                                             DUE 10/8/15

1. Draw 3 cubes (1 on each page) in single point perspective. 1 cube ABOVE the horizon line, one cube BELOW the horizon line and one cube ON the horizon line
2.  Make sure the vanishing point (VP or "X") is either to the RIGHT or the LEFT of the cube (not directly on or centered above/below it)
3. Draw one cube per page (use the back of your notes and the front and back of each page.
4. Make your cubes about the size of a baseball.

(By following these 5 simple directions!)
1.    Draw a square using right angles. 
        HINT:  You can make sure your square has right angles by lining up the mechanical edge of  your ruler with the mechanical edge of your paper. VOILA! A straight line!
2. Put the VP to the left or the right on the horizon line. NOT THE CENTER!
3. Connect ALL CORNERS to the VP
4. Put the back of the box on by giving the front square a twin brother (ie another square behind the original square. ) 
5. Erase non-essential lines


Always turn in your notes with your homework
ALL verticals stay vertical all the time!
Always keep your VP.
Lines from the corners of the square go to the CENTER of the VP.
Lines that are "behind" the cube must be indicated by "dotted" lines.


9/04/15                                  PART ONE:  Knowing What Your Tools/Media Will Do For You
15 points                                                                        (Blending Tools)
DUE 9/11/15

1.    Using your new pencils and a ruler, create a 1 inch wide column down the page for each pencil (4H, HB, & 6B).  You will have 3 columns.
2.    Color each column so that it appears solid.  Use only one type of pencil for each column.
3.    Label each column with the type of pencil used.
4.    Using your stump (blending tool) and the technique shown in class, create a smudge on each column with the stump. 
5.    Label each smudge as "stump"
6.    Using other creative blending tools, create at least 4 more smudges per column.  You may use the same blending tools for each column.  
7.    Label each smudge with the blending tool used.

Extra Credit Opportunity:  Use more than 4 blending tools!

PART TWO:  Drawing Policy-5 points
Due 9/11/15
  1. Go to Mrs. Bonney's website and print a copy the drawing policy.  
  2. READ the policy
  3. Sign the policy at the top right 
  4. Print your name
  5. Have your parent(s) read and sign the policy