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
Project 6 The Head Exercise 3: Portrait from memory or the imagination Before starting this exercise, I made some notes while I was considering the question: What is a portrait? A portrait is a visual representation of a person, usually showing a face; It should show character; Portraits are often thought of as being just … Continue reading Portrait from memory or the imagination
Project 5: The moving figure Drawing the moving figure is a lot more difficult than drawing a posed model in a life drawing class! The handbook suggested the following: drawing quickly, keeping eyes on the figure in action; using quick, exploritory lines to express the overall flow and movement, rather than seeking a perfect reproduction; … Continue reading Research: The moving figure
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
Project 4 Structure Exercise 1 The structure of the human body Loosely sketch some of the structures that make up the human body. Look for images online and in the library and use your own body as reference. Work in your sketchbooks to help you understand the body’s measurements and mechanics - for example the … Continue reading The structure of the human body
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
A range of five and ten minute sketches using pencil.