Project 3 Form Exercise 4 Energy Ask your model to adopt a ‘dynamic’ position - lifting the arm, twisting the hips, turning the head, stretching the arms or walking. They’ll need to be able to hold this pose for about five minutes. Work on sheets of A3 paper and, using charcoal, brush pens or other … Continue reading Energy
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 5 Townscapes Exercise 2: Study of a townscape using line For this exercise, it was suggested to make preliminary drawing of this study of two pages in my sketchbook. I already had an idea in mind that I wanted to have a go at drawing: a view from a bridge in my local town. … Continue reading Study of a townscape using line
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
Project 1 Trees Exercise 2: Larger observational study of an individual tree For this exercise, I thought I'd try drawing a few trees. I used my A4 sketchbook for this. I tried to work quite quickly for each study, and tried using pencil and pen for this, as I wanted to focus on the lines … Continue reading Larger observational study of an individual tree
Project 3: At home Exercise 3: Material differences For this exercise I worked on A2 paper. I decided to go with the composition in portrait, looking at my kitchen through my breakfast/dining room. I first sketched out the composition lightly with pencil, then I outlined the darkest areas of the drawing with pen. I had … Continue reading Material differences