There is so much in the feedback I received from my tutor I’ve started to turn it in to a slightly simpler list of “things to do”:
- Practice form, especially the fundamental forms – Cube, Sphere, Cylinder and Cone.Then look at structure of subjects in terms of these forms.
- Ask questions about my drawings try to improve them
- Bigger work – A3, A2
- Use different papers, ideally going back to some of the warm up exercises but definitely moving forwards.
- Sending in work: Correct format, Reduced volume, and especially a lot less writing
- Needs a better balance between descriptive and stylised drawing. Leave detail until later in the process
- Evaluate other artists work in support of improving my own: Concept-Construction-Composition-Context-Colour
- Add context (a table etc.) to help with form. (Negative space, proportion and viewpoint)
- Quite a bit of reading to do: Other artists and Sketchbooks, plus art theory books.
- Think more about viewpoint
- Improve tonal range
- Ask questions about light source, immediate and cast
- Build evidence of research, discernment, self-evaluation and contextual study
Not yet a complete list, but a start to be getting on with. I’ve started by practising Project 2.2 “2 objects”on A3 paper as a sketch. I’ve been looking at artists sketchbooks on the Internet and have ordered some in physical book form.