The brief for this assignment calls for the following main criteria for the drawing:
- Outdoor scene in A1 or A2;
- Shows depth – aerial or linear perspective;
- Natural objects;
- Straight lined objects.
The scene selection and approach are closely aligned. The instructions provide the following approach:
- Preliminary drawings to experiment with the composition.
- Make sketches to practise the perspective of the scene right.
- Broad sketches in charcoal or diluted ink and brush and trial other media.
- With an A2 or A1 keeping your preliminary sketches around you for reference.
Continue reading “Assignment 3”
Exercise 1: Parallel Perspective
This might seem an odd view to select, but the set of angles and lines created by the view was interesting, and using the sad step as the rectangular item just seemed to fit the theme. Continue reading “Project 4: Perspective”
On consideration of my feedback from my tutor I’m trying a new format for this blog. I’m going to be starting to write each project up in a single post. I will add to the post as I do the drawings for the project, which I’m hoping will make the intention of the drawing process clearer.
Ex 1: Approaching a single tree
Making a start
I started by experiments in my sketchbook. Continue reading “Project 1: Trees”
Note: Reworked following Part 2 feedback, including merging together the parts of the thread.
I’ve had a few ideas for Assignment 2, but since my earlier lichen drawing it’s a subject I’ve wanted to revisit. This time, however, I’m planning to take a different approach. Continue reading “Assignment 2: Lichen revisited”
This has been a fairly long winded Project in its own way. I previously commented on my composition research, which I have been combining with some experiments in different media. I’m beginning to think more when building a composition – which I suppose is a level of success.
The next step, I think, is to move on to the other exercises and apply this new experimenting with media and composition to them. Its likely to be an interesting journey, as I have a lot of new things to think about.
Within the media, the water colour wax crayons have worked OK – but the oil pastels are too crude. They would be best for very large format drawings, or I need to find a way to provide more subtlety in their use. The blending of colour “in situ,” rather than on a palette, is also proving quite a challenge for me – but one I need as however many colours I have available I’ll never have everything I’d like.
• convey feelings
• believable shapes
• use of tone, using light and shadow
• a few objects that trigger a response for you
• ordinary, funny, practical or ornamental or a mixture
• Set them up in a space so that they create interesting shapes and angles
• good light hitting the objects at an angle
• make the tones on the object obvious and the light and darks clear
• Look at the spaces between the objects as well as the objects themselves.
• Take the two experimental mark making sheets that you did exploring texture and gesture and pin them up nearby Continue reading “Assignment 1”