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.
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
Project 2: Still Life Exercise 4: Monochrome I found this exercise quite difficult to tackle initially. The requirements for this one were to set up a still life combining natural and man-made objects and to work towards creating an image in a single colour. As well as this, I thought about the medium I was … Continue reading Monochrome
Project 1: Detailed observation of natural objects Exercise 1: Detail and tone I looked at various natural objects for this exercise, first sketching a mushroom and a pinecone and a pepper that was in my fridge, then focussing on the pinecone for the A3 sized work. I started by doing a couple of sketches in my … Continue reading Detail and tone