This session focussed on drawing using oil pastels, using contrasting colours, drawing the model in a range of short poses, ranging between 5 and 15 minutes.
Project 5 Townscapes Exercise 3: A limited palette study I found this exercise quite difficult to approach, especially following on from the last exercise! I decided to develop my line drawing from Exercise 2: Study of a townscape using line in colour for this exercise, as it was a scene I particularly liked, and I was … Continue reading A limited palette study
I enjoy attending local workshops, as I often find that I try different techniques than those I would do independently. The workshop I went to today was no exception. In this session, there was a small group of objects set up in the middle of the room as a 'still life' and the task was … Continue reading Workshop: Still Life – Abstract Approaches
Project 1 Trees Exercise 3: Study of several trees I found this exercise quite daunting initially. After drawing trees individually, it at first seemed fairly simple to draw several trees in a composition...until I started looking at drawing them! According to the course handbook, "this drawing demonstrates the artist's abilty to be selective and simplify … Continue reading Study of several trees
Context I wanted to draw a selection of objects that had more meaning than just simply a still life of fruit, and one in which all of the objects had a relationship to each other. Paganism is something that I am very interested in and my friends collection of ritual objects have fascinated me for … Continue reading Assignment Two: context, composition and reflection
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 2: Still life Exercise 3: Experiment with mixed media This exercise involved experimenting with various materials, including traditional and 'non-art' media. I wanted to draw something completely different from my previous exercises, and I eventually set up a still life that consisted of an electric guitar, a mini amp and guitar cable. I set … Continue reading Experiment with mixed media