About McK.

I'm an artist and a teacher based in Texas. My motto for my students..."Work Hard, Be Creative, Have Fun!"

Qtr. 1 Homework #3 Due Mon. 9/9

For this week I would like you to choose some flowers to draw in your sketchbook. I would really prefer if you could find some real flowers to draw from life, either in a vase or outside in the garden or a park. Concentrate on capturing the various forms with a sensitive contour line please. Have fun and do your best!

Qtr. 1 Homework # 2 due Tues. Sept. 3rd

For this week I would like you to set up a simple still life with some household items like bottles, glasses, cups, or jars to draw in your sketchbook. Try to describe the volume and exact shape of the objects by concentrating on seeing and drawing the Cross Contours.

Cross contours are lines that go around the form horizontally to define the form.


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Here is a short video about Cross Contour Lines to help you understand the concept:

2019-20 Qtr. 1 Homework # 1 due Mon. August 26th

For the first homework assignment this year I would like you to choose a toy or stuffed animal to draw in your sketchbook. I want you to concentrate on using a descriptive contour line to describe the form in detail. Try imagining that your pencil is touching the surface of the object you are drawing. This is a basic technique that you can practice any time to help coordinate your hand and eye and improve your drawing skills.


Qtr. 4 Homework # 9

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For the last homework assignment of this year you have a Free Drawing…choose something you really like and do your best!

If you have your sketchbook intact with every homework assignment done in the book….show me next week for a BIG homework bonus!