For this lesson we looked at the work of Doyle Trenton Hancock and how he uses lines to create strong visual compositions. As one of the students stated: "The lines are having a party." We played the "line detective" game, and we were successful in finding organic energetic lines, actual and implied lines, thick, dark, and rigid lines as well as delicate lines trying to convey a message. We discussed how, sometimes, artists use lines to direct our eyes to the focal point of the composition. We observed how some of the lines in his work suggest forms that can be recognized and examined how some of of his lines were combined with others to create textures and patterns.
Doyle Trenton Hancock
Creating interesting patterns in our raindrops.
Understanding the organic quality in Doyle Trenton Hancock's work.
Using markers to complete our composition.
Student comment: "I drew a fish bone just like the one in Mr.Hancock's picture."