Using a sheet of watercolor paper, evenly divide the paper into even sections. The dimensions of the sections are up to you, as long as each section is the same size. When creating sections, we will use a ruler to plot lines.
Using a sheet of drawing paper, re-create the exact dimension that you created on the watercolor sheet. Create an original "unit" that will be used as a repeating pattern.
Using a sheet of watercolor paper, carefully trace out the image.
Flip the tracing paper over so the side with the graphite is on the bottom. Register the tracing paper to the watercolor paper and carefully trace out the pattern multiple times until each section is filled.
Stretch watercolor paper to a board with masking tape to keep the paper from buckling when getting wet.
Using India Ink and a paint brush, carefully render the pattern drawings. All edges should be crisp and accurate.
Consider tonality. Adding more water to ink will make the rendering more transparent. Adding less water to the ink will result in a more opaque rendering.
Has created an original unit of design to be used as a repeating pattern.
Has divided the watercolor paper into even sections and faithfully reproduced unit of design within each section.
Has filled in shapes with India Ink.
Demonstrates strong craft. All edges are crisp and accurate.
Demonstrates ranges of tonality.
Visual Art by Dan dressler
Watertown High School 50 Columbia Street, Watertown MA