Tuesday, November 6, 2012

High School Art: Trompe L'oeil Drawings

High School Art students studied the art of Trompe L'oeil (French for "trick of the eye") an art technique that aims to trick the eye of the viewer into thinking a small 2-dimensional object is actually 3-D. Students chose a set of small objects and created a personal still life to portray as realistically as possible with pencils.  They were encouraged to draw their objects true to size, as detailed as possible and with convincing shadows and shading.  This is not an easy technique, but the students rose to the challenge and creating very realistic looking drawings!

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