Monday, May 8, 2017

Prepare for the Senior Art Show!

Everything has been for preparing for this and your future. Make sure your portfolio is consistent. You need to have your pieces signed off by Mr. Ferrell before you print. I wish you the best of Luck!

Saturday, April 29, 2017


We should be done at this time with the 5 projects based upon your career study. Now is the time to tweak them. The reason is we want your artistic journey this year to tell a cohesive story.

Be prepared to not only to discuss your work, but the career you have chosen and how it influenced your work. Your ability to discuss how you researched your artistic career path, what assignments you did, and how it may shape your future are important to establishing your personal credibility.

We have worked very hard to bring out your very best. However, there are still things we need to fix before we put your work on display.

Maybe you need to refine a gesture, or redraw an eye. The point is we need all 5 images working in concert to tell an audience what you have learned. The goal is to have at least 3 very strong images ready for print. We are going to have a Senior Art Show so make sure you are ready to make your last impression your very best.

Remember it's important to get feedback not only from Ferrell, but your friends, families and peers. When you have all five done at their highest level submit them to Ferrell for feedback. We will have a full five critique May 5th.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Due Dates!

 Project 1 Revisions Due: February 3rd

You got your go fix your work!

Project 2 Due: February 10th

Friday, January 13, 2017

It's Career Time!

Your first major project is due January 27th. It's going to be sooner than you think! Also please send your revised paper and proposal to Ferrell as soon as possible. Good Luck!

Monday, December 5, 2016


Due on Wednesday you need to have a silhouette drawn from life.

Silhouettes date all the way back to Ancient Greek Pottery, and were used to effectively record Greek culture and mythology. 

Silhouettes should be easily recognizable.  

This may be one of the most famous silhouette drawings in the world. Michael Jordan's silhouette logo has become a very successful commercial brand. Air Jordan is a flagship brand for Nike.

This is a silhouette portrait of Steve Jobs.

Silhouettes are used in modern photography and film.
Silhouettes became a very popular form of portraiture during the late 17century to the mid 19 century. They can give a great old world feel to your work. Designers associate clean well done silhouettes with classiness. Painters use it as a technique as a baseline for a painting, and concept artists master silhouettes as means of speeding up their work and mastering readability.

Silhouettes are still used heavily in graphic design...especially in logos.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Project Concept

Your project concept due Friday should include your possible career choice and your master artists for consideration. Please write at least a one sentence justification for each artist to why you think not only they would be good for you to study. but why they are considered masters.