Tonal Life Drawing
In the feedback session and write up my tutor mentioned that I am still too hung up on outline, and that I should be producing more tonal work rather than concentrating on outlines. In my next life drawing session, therefore, That was my focus, and it was at least partially successful. There is still some visible outline, bit that is partially because I ran out of time.
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In this cycle I’m shifting focus to studies using line over tone. That is:
- Using line over tonal blocks to represent the image;
- To convey a strong impression of the scene;
- To convey texture using line;
This is a bit more of a stretch, as my line work has left something to be desired over time. I’ve included it at this stage because I suspect that it is an area where improvement would lead to benefits elsewhere.
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After a set of initial warm up session we went to a 15m pose, and I decided to go for tonal work this time:
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For this first cycle I’ve decided to follow up on my tutor’s suggestion of focusing on tonal work. Thus I would like to achieve the following:
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- Tonal drawing with no visible outline.
- Grey scale rather colour.
- Matching tone and medium to subject; and
- Conveying the feeling of the scene – rather than accurate technical portrayal.
It is strange, given I work in London and am on an Art Degree, that this was my first visit to the National Gallery. In visiting the Gallery I needed to focus, at least to a degree, and so I chose to consider primarily Landscape images. That didn’t restrict me too much, as there are large numbers of them in there, but it at least allowed me to have a meaningful approach.
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My artistic excuse for this visit was nominally the current exhibition of work by Rembrandt – though I never need much of an excuse for a visit. I didn’t limit myself to the Rembrandt work though, and so the range of interesting work was quite wide, as the following image summary illustrates:
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This started a productive week and weekend of art visits. I happen to be working very near the Tate Modern at the moment, and so decided to “pop in” over a couple of lunch time sessions. Even in such short sessions I managed to see a lot of new material, and found Galleries I hadn’t been in before. The following image summary gives an idea of the range:
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