Foreground, middle ground, background

Project 3 Composition Exercise 2: Foreground, middle ground, background For this exercise, I returned to the composition that I had settled on as part of Exercise 1. I started by sketching the outline from life, and then continued building up shading and working in details at home. I used A3 size cartridge paper for this … Continue reading Foreground, middle ground, background


Developing your studies

Project 3 Composition Exercise 1: Developing your studies When looking at my preparatory drawings from Project 2, I already had an idea of what ones I thought would have the most elements I would like to include in a larger drawing. Having decided that I wanted to do a drawing that combined a mix of … Continue reading Developing your studies

Research point: Landscape artists working in series

Project 2 Landscape Research point When looking at some historic and contemporary artists who work in series with the landscape I saw some interesting techniques. I had already seen some of the work from the more well known artists like Monet, Cézanne and David Hockney, but thought it worth refreshing my knowledge of these before … Continue reading Research point: Landscape artists working in series

360º studies

Project 2 Landscape Exercise 3: 360º studies The course book for this suggested an expansive landscape, so I continued my walking from the last exercise and found a spot on a field at UEA.   Learning points / notes: The space wasn't as 'expansive' as I'd originally thought; Fifteen minutes goes really quickly, had problems … Continue reading 360º studies