Below is a pdf of the homework assignment due February 2.
Make sure you complete all three steps. The artwork that you choose for Step Three of the homework should be posted in a comment on this post (this is the artwork you find with a strong use of value NOT the Project 1 still life choice). Click “Leave a Comment” under the “Homework Due February 2” title. More information on how search for an image and post it is located a couple paragraphs down. As always, feel free to e-mail for additional help.
For your viewing pleasure, here is a decent quality image of Young Sick Bacchus.
In addition to the homework, don’t forget to complete the aforementioned Step 1 of Project 1, which involves looking at the possible project paintings and sending me an e-mail with the title/artist of the one you want to do. I need this information NO LATER than Thursday, January 28 so that I can prepare painting surfaces for class next week.
Further Instructions for Homework Step Three
Some of you may be very comfortable searching for and posting images. For those who would like a little guidance, however, instructions are posted below.
To find an image of an artwork that uses a full range of values in an interesting or meaningful way, I recommend using Google image search. Yes, yes, Google is an evil empire that is no doubt partnering with Walmart and Monsanto to turn us all into mindless Matrix drones, but darn if it isn’t a convenient search engine.
You may also want to look through image-based, tag-searchable social media sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram or Flickr to get initial ideas. Keep in mind though, that if you find something you like on one of these sites, you may have to go searching for better quality images than the platform provides.
Google Image Searches Step-by-Step
- Go to www.google.com.
- Enter your search terms in the Google search bar. You may have to try several phrases before you get results that interest you. Try different mediums, artist names, subject matters, etc.
- Select “Images” in the menu of options for filtering results.
- Scroll through and look for things that strike your fancy. It’s not a bad idea to jump from one search topic to another using ideas generated by the images you are seeing. For example, maybe you find an image you like that turns out to be a lithograph. You can then start a new image search for lithographs, which may lead to exciting unforeseen possibilities.
- Once you find something you like, click on the thumbnail in the Google image search, and then click on “View Image” from the detail box that opens. This will bring you to web page specifically for the image. Make sure the image you’ve chosen is of a reasonable size. It doesn’t have to be super high resolution, but it shouldn’t be a tiny 100px thumbnail either.
- Copy the url (web address in the top search bar) by selecting it the entire thing and then hitting Control-C (Wiindows) or CMD-C (Mac). The url for an image should end with .jpg, .png, .gif or another image file extension. If your url ends in .htm or .html, you haven’t pinpointed the image specific web page. In that case, review step 5.
Adding a Comment to the Blog Post Step-by-Step
- Go to www.zartnerds.wordpress.com.
- Log into the WordPress site if you aren’t already. An option to log in with your username and password is at the very bottom of the page.
- At the top of this blog post under the title “Homework Due February 2”, you should see a link that says “Leave a Comment”. Clicky click.
- The browser will shift you to a reply dialogue box that looks like the one pictured below. Copy the url of your image into this dialogue box.
- Hit return and type your explanation as outlined on the homework sheet.
- Click “Post Comment” under the dialogue box.
- If you have never commented on this blog before, your comment will have to be approved before anyone (but me) can see it. I get e-mail notifications when new comments are pending, and I will go into mod mode as soon as the opportunity presents. In the meantime…
- Sit back, relax and feel superior to all the people in the world who didn’t just post an awesome comment on a blog.