A Closer Look at Art: Focus on Drawing

Find TWO drawings that have been created with black and white drawing media, not paintings, that are unique and interesting to you

(from a magazine, newspaper, web, etc.). You are looking for sketches/drawings from these artists.

The following is a list of artists to help get you started:
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Georges Seurat
  • Titian
  • Andrew Wyeth
  • John Whalley
  • Peter Paul Reubens
  • Antoine Watteau
  • Edgar Degas
  • Jean-August-Dominique Ingres
  • Dozier Bell
  1. In a word document, insert the work of art; please be sure it is at least 4" x 6" (if your image is found in a magazine or newspaper, please cut and paste into your sketchbook).

  2. Include all information you find on the work (title, artist, material, size, etc.) You must include your source, using MLA format. NO WIKIPEDIA OR GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH, PLEASE.

  3. Type a thorough description (a paragraph of at least 6 sentences) of the subject of the drawing and how the artist drew it. Please be specific. Write as if you are describing to a good friend over the phone.

  4. Type a second paragraph: WHY did you choose this piece? How did the artist make the different parts of the drawing cohesive/unified? What sort of range of value does the artist use and how does s/he do that? (Try to use Aesthetic Scanning words: line, shape, form, texture, space, balance, unity, size/proportion, unity, emphasis, pattern, mood, etc. when describing).

  5. REMEMBER, you are doing this for TWO different images.

Credit format:


To get full credit for this assignment you must follow ALL directions and give credit accurately.