Hercules Myth Project
Your homework is to create 2 drawings that illustrate one of the Labors of Hercules each week.
You may research the labors through art history and anywhere else. Use this website for quick reference.
On this site scroll down to the text list of links for the best information.
A total of two 20-minute drawings and 6 thumbnails are due each week.
Each week from week 2 through week 10 illustrate two aspects of one Labor of Hercules .
- Draw 3 quick gestures of possible compositions for each idea for a total of ten 1-2 minute gesture sketches or thumbnails.
- Develop two 20-minute drawing from your quick sketches.
Two 14x17 inch (or larger) 20-minute drawings and their thumbnail planning drawings are due at the beginning of each class.
Your illustrations will evolve and your drawing skills will improve, so don’t try to achieve continuity from first to last drawing. Enjoy and value learning, experimenting, changing and improving throughout the project. The panels at the end of the semester should reflect your cumulative learning of the course content.
Labor 1: The Nemean Lion due week 2
Labor 2: The Lernean Hydra due week 3
Labor 3: The Hind of Ceryneia due week 4
Labor 4: The Erymanthean Boar due week 5
Labor 5: The Augean Stables due week 6
Labor 6: The Stymphalian Birds due week 7
Labor 8: The Horses of Diomedes due week 8
Labor 9: The Belt of Hippolyte due week 9
Labor 12: Cerberus due week 10