Research point: artists’ self-portraits

Project 6 The Head Research point: Artists' self-portraits The first thing I noticed when looking at artists' self-portraits, was that they rarely seem to be flattering! Personally, I found that when drawing my own, there was a conscious effort to draw realistically, rather than toning down features that you perhaps dislike about yourself - as … Continue reading Research point: artists’ self-portraits

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Research point: artists who work on the face

Research point Look at contemporary as well as historic artists who work on the face in different ways. Use your research to inspire your own experiments. [...] Look at the subtle approach of Graham Little who uses coloured pencils and fine repeated marks and lines. Now look at the more fluid blocking in of tone … Continue reading Research point: artists who work on the face

Research point: Foreshortening

Foreshortening Foreshortening is an interesting concept, and is something I've found quite difficult. Foreshortening, which was developed during the Renaissance, can be defined as the following: "to shorten by proportionately contracting in the direction of depth so that an illusion of projection or extension in space is obtained" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreshorten) I had a couple of attempts … Continue reading Research point: Foreshortening

Research point: Contemporary artists working with landscape

Project 3 Composition Research point In this research point I was asked to use my reading list and other sources to find contemporary artists who work with landscape and a range of viewpoints and to compare their approaches with that of earlier artists. The first example suggested was to compare that of Tacita Dean's blackboard … Continue reading Research point: Contemporary artists working with landscape

Research point: Landscape artists working in series

Project 2 Landscape Research point When looking at some historic and contemporary artists who work in series with the landscape I saw some interesting techniques. I had already seen some of the work from the more well known artists like Monet, C├ęzanne and David Hockney, but thought it worth refreshing my knowledge of these before … Continue reading Research point: Landscape artists working in series