Trompe L'Oeil Illusions
Inspired by J.D. Hillberry
In this module, you will create a charcoal drawing that is at least 11" x 17" in dimension in the style of Trompe L'oeil that also incorporates a manipulated piece of paper.
- Recall Prior Knowledge
- Understanding Trompe L'oeil
- Module Assessment
- Practice creating Trompe L'oeil
- Challenge w/ criteria
- Additional Resources
1. Recall Prior Knowledge
Consider what you already know:
- What was occurring in Europe in the 1400's?
- What was occurring in America in the 1700's?
- What is a value scale?
- What are other terms used to describe value?
2. Understanding Trompe L'oeil
- Read article About Trompe L'oeil: http://www.jonssonsworld.com/Brief_History_of_Trompe_Loeil.html
- Visit http://www.jdhillberry.com/ to see a contemporary artist's use of the style.
3. Module Assessment
After reading the About Trompe L'oeil article and visiting J.D. Hillberry.com, complete this quiz: http://lornebrandt.polldaddy.com/s/trompe-l-oeil-quiz-1
- Your artwork is going to differ just a little bit from traditional Trompe L'oeil in that it will have both the deception and an actual piece of manipulated paper adhered to your drawing.
- Brainstorm some ideas of how you could create a Trompe L'oeil-style drawing using white paper, pencil, charcoal, white paper, and scissors. Talk with your classmates to further develop your idea. Create a list of 3 ideas and show it to the teacher PRIOR to moving on to step 3.
- Although your final artwork will need to be significantly different than from any image you find, you may wish to look in cabinet 15 for some magazines to help get your started.
- Using inexpensive sketch paper, pencil, charcoal, blending stumps, and scissors, begin practicing your favorite idea. When you are at least half-way completed and you think you are ready to begin the formal piece, show this to the teacher.
- Using either copy paper or sketch paper ( or a found piece of paper), begin manipulating it so that it works with your idea. The paper should blend into your drawing and look like an extension of the piece of artwork-- not simply attached awkwardly.
- Begin the project by getting an 11" x 17" piece of drawing paper.
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Create a charcoal drawing in the style of Trompe L'oeil that also incorporates a manipulated piece of white paper that is at least 11" x 17" in dimension.
- background, such as wall, paper, table, etc.
- 3 drawn objects
- 1 piece of manipulated paper that interacts with the drawing
- at least 11" x 17"
6. Additional Resources
- J.D. Hillberry's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jdhillberryvideos/videos?view=0
- Paper relief: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/100-extraordinary-examples-of-paper-art/
- GoogleArt: http://g.co/artproject/2fpp