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Drawing Sample 1

Section Score: 6

Rationale for Score

In this Selected Works (Quality) section:

  • The work demonstrates excellent understanding of drawing through advanced visual concepts, resolved composition, and excellent execution.
  • The work exhibits well-informed decisions about the use of appropriated materials, composition, and drawing with mixed media.
  • All works show successful engagement with experimentation and/or risk taking to create complex narrative compositions.
  • The work as a whole is confident and evocative; it engages the viewer with visual qualities including verve and nuance. For example, the drawing of the child underwater expresses verve in both the overall mark making and the collage of bubbles that spill over the frame.
  • The technical competence of the work is consistently excellent; drawing materials and media are used effectively to express ideas.
  • Appropriation of material from magazines is transformed in the service of a larger, personal vision.

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Drawing Sample 2

Section Score: 4

Rationale for Score

In this Selected Works (Quality) section:

  • The work demonstrates a good understanding of drawing through basic visual concepts, thoughtful composition, and good execution.
  • Some clear decision making and intention are evident in the rendering of form as well as the use of light and shade, line quality, and rendering of form.
  • The work demonstrates some purposeful manipulation of the principles of design (emphasis and contrast) in the drawing compositions.
  • Some works demonstrate confidence but are not engaging.
  • The work demonstrates good technical competence and use of drawing materials; technical aspects and articulation of ideas do not always work together.
  • Although the works show a varying range of accomplishment, overall the work is at a good level.

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