Anna, an elementary school student and burgeoning artist, rose to the challenge in this cordon off assignment. Essentially, I ask a student to take a paper frame and zero in on anything she finds interesting in the room. The task is to cordon off a section of a 3D object, focusing in on any part that may be pleasing, then to reproduce that composition in detail, using Gouache on illustration board. Not only did Anna capture her subject beautifully, but she learned a lot about color. In fact, this is Anna’s first piece rendered in full color.
The only problem with the work above is in its presentation. This is my blunder. Unfortunately you are unable to see just how well Anna studied her subject, because I neglected to shoot it from Anna’s point of view, Instead , I shot the subject from above. This is a perfect example of the student teaching the instructor a thing or two about paying close attention to her subject 🙂