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 Stephanie and her father for scanning all the artworks pictured here!
Elysha, Brown and White Dog, from Realistic to Abstract
Alex, Chicken, from Realistic to Abstract
Mason, Green Frog on Lilly Pad, from Realistic to Abstract
Mahlia, Dog, from Realistic to Abstract
Joey, Parrot, from Abstract to Realistic
Taylor, House Cat, from Realistic to Abstract
Zack, Dog, from Realistic to Abstract
Bradley, Spotted Blue Frog, from Realistic to Abstract
Hayley, Black Cat, 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, E, and S groups.
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