Each artist chose a photograph of an animal for subject matter, and made a triptych of three drawings.
Each was made in three approaches:
At one end: realism — a natural representation of people, places, and/or things in a work of art — much as we see the world normally or in photographs.
At the opposite end: abstraction, or nonobjective — often exaggerating or simplifying forms. The central figure: somewhere inbetween realism and abstraction. Each triptych was drawn with colored pencils on paper 6 x 18 inches.
We hope you enjoy this online exhibition of our work!
Click on a name, a title, or the image beside it to see the entire triptych drawing.
Thanks to Trevor and his mother for scanning all the artworks pictured here!
Anderson, Deer with Antlers, from Realistic to Abstract
Trevor, Owl, from Realistic to Abstract
Angelica, Brown Dog, from Realistic to Abstract
Cole, Elk, from Realistic to Abstract
Angus, Parrot with Open Beak, from Abstract to Realistic
Ben, Owl in a Tree, from Realistic to Abstract
Dan, Black Dog, from Realistic to Abstract
Casiana, Parrot with a Red Beak, from Realistic to Abstract
Zachary, Spotted Deer, from Realistic to Abstract
Bryan, Deer Eating Leaves from a Low Branch, from Realistic to Abstract
Tyler, Grazing Deer, from Realistic to Abstract
Tatiana, Kitty and a Basket, from Realistic to Abstract
To send your comments to the artists or their teacher, please email Mr. Delahunt: delahunt(at)artlex.com
See more animal triptychs by children in A, B, C, D, and S groups.
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