I started drawing myself for the first part of this assignment (Assignment Four – 1: Figure Study Using Line), which didn't work as well as I intended. After abandoning these drawings for Assignment 4.1 I decided to revisit this idea for 4.3, as I wanted to challenge myself. When I started studying with the OCA, I … Continue reading Assignment Four – 3: Self-Portrait
In my Assignment Three feedback, my tutor suggested looking at ways of experimenting with pen and ink, as although I have become comfortable with the medium, I haven't been very comfortable straying beyond the basic line drawing. After doing a bit of research I discovered that I really like looking at the mixed media drawing … Continue reading Research: Drawing with Pen and Ink
This session started with a couple of warm up poses, of five minutes, which I sketched with pencil. After that, there were a couple of 30-40 minute poses:
Today's session once again started with a few five minute poses to warm up, then moved on to working with charcoal and a putty rubber. Drawing on the work from the previous two sessions, this one was focused on drawing with contrast again, though this time was more subtle than using chalk, and using a … Continue reading Life Drawing
This session started with a few five minute poses, which I drew in my A3 sketchbook using a 2B mechanical pencil. After the warm up, moved on to using chalk and black paper again, but also adding charcoal for the shadows and defining the figure.
Today’s session was more focussed on drawing the highlights, which contrasted with last week’s session of drawing with Indian ink. The session started with some five minute warm up sketches, which I used graphite pencils for: Then worked on a couple of ten minute sketches: After this, I swapped mediums to using chalk on black … Continue reading Life Drawing
5 minute sketches: 10 minute sketches: Notes: Used a 4B pencil for a lot of the sketches,, working on the use of bold lines. I then used a water soluble felt tip pen for some of the sketches, and a paintbrush with water to blend the lines.