I had a few thoughts for the first part of Assignment Four, which was a ‘Figure study using line (A1) - Seated model in an upright chair. I could think of various techniques and materials that would suit this study: Continuous line drawing Contour drawing Pen and ink Hatching, cross-hatching, outlines. I started by sketching … Continue reading Assignment Four – 1: Figure Study Using Line
I started with 5-minute poses: Then moved on to a 10 minute pose: After this, I then swapped mediums to using Indian ink, which I applied with a brush. In hindsight, I would have used a heavier weight paper or Bristol board, as the cartridge paper absorbed the ink a bit too well! The first … 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.
Project 1 Fabric and form Exercise 1: Drawing fabric using line and tone For this exercise, I draped a pale blue scarf across my desk chair so that there were folded and soft layers of fabric, and I relied on the overhead light to create contrast. This exercise suggested making two 15-minute sketches, one using … Continue reading Drawing fabric using line and tone
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 1: Still life using line I found this exercise quite difficult to start with, and struggled to think of ideas for drawing that would work, so I started by sketching a range of objects in my sketchbook, and have abandoned a number of unfinished sketches in the process! I found it difficult … Continue reading Still life using line
Project 1 Feeling and expression Exercise 1: Experimenting with expressive lines and marks Feeling and expression looks at drawing as a way of expressing inner feelings.This first exercise is focused around understanding how to make marks express a feeling. The exercise involved using a range of materials and four sheets of A1 paper folded into … Continue reading Experimenting with expressive lines and marks