Posted in Coursework, Part 1

Project 2 Ex 3: Line work

Trying different ways to represent shading and subtle details with line. This includes ball pen, pencil and fine liner. Continue reading “Project 2 Ex 3: Line work”

Posted in Art and Artists, Research & Reflection

Maggi Hambling (Revisited)

I was thinking about the exercises, and what “loosely describe” actually needed. They reminded me of the Maggi Hambling Works on Paper exhibition. Much of her work in charcoal could be “loosely described” and yet manages to get a lot over emotionally and in terms of atmosphere. I went back though the book mentioned in the latest article and started to think how that style might be applied within the current exercises. Continue reading “Maggi Hambling (Revisited)”

Posted in Art and Artists, Coursework, Part 1, Research & Reflection

Considering personal visual language


The course notes make the following observation:

“personal visual language by looking at some images by the following artists from different art historic moments, each working in a very different style, but each very firmly absorbed in the activity of drawing: Leonardo da Vinci, Käthe Kollwitz, Cy Twombly and Jenny Saville.”, Course Notes p13

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Posted in Foundation Drawing, Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENT 5

Assignment 5 feedback session

Overall Comments

You have been a thoughtful student and have demonstrated to me that you have the ability undertake a degree level piece of academic research.  Your drawing skills have developed but I think embarking on the degree will really speed that up and help you to commit more time to drawing. Importantly, your understanding of art and its possibilities for you as a maker has really developed. In particular, there is plenty of scope for you to continue to ask questions of drawing as it relates to sculptural practices. Best of luck with your future studies. Continue reading “Assignment 5 feedback session”

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Assignment 5 Evaluation and Course Reflection

Assignment Suitability for submission

Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills

I like the submitted print and narrative images, and am starting to get an idea of how to approach work using the techniques indicated within the course. The quality of the self-portrait indicates how far I have to go in figure drawing, as this is probably the most significant area that needs improvement in the submitted works. I think I have many more hours of observational drawing ahead of me before I fully crack that. (As my tutor put it at one point “I’m still stuck in symbolism.” Clearly demonstrated by the nose in the attempted self-portrait.) Continue reading “Assignment 5 Evaluation and Course Reflection”