Reworked following part 2 tutor feedback.
Ex 1: Groups of Objects
- What subject to choose?
- The examples imply kitchen and household objects, but that isn’t stated as a requirement. There should be some simple geometric forms and others that are more complex.
- Despite not requiring household objects they do fit the brief very well, and there is plenty of scope for interest.
- An alternative might be ceramic materials. Maybe a bag of clay, some glaze buckets and ingredients etc. This could make for an interesting composition. There is then scope to incorporate a concrete floor or the bench behind it.
- What surface to use?
- It is stated A2 or A1, but encourages an imaginative use of materials.
- Might be worth trying some of the paper we use as packing. Quite a robust material and probably suitable for use. In this case it would probably be worth having ripped edges rather than neatly cut to emphasise the “utilitarian” nature of the materials.
- Similarly I have some yellowed wallpaper off-cut (I think its an underlay) which might make an interesting utilitarian material.
- How to “loosely describe” the objects? How to achieve representation of “weight, transparency, shine, etc.”? How might the contents help in the depiction of the form?
- The sample image is a line drawing, but the assignment doesn’t specify that it must be. Definitely could be lines with basic shading etc.
- In this case I like the start I made in my practice drawing: Light outlines, then darken for the visible lines and lastly a bit of shading and context using a variety of line strengths etc to provide the interest.
- The answer to the follow-on questions clearly relates to what is being drawn. In the case of a plastic
- One colour is specified, but not the mark making material. What would fit the subject? What would I like to work with?
- This partly depends on the material I’m drawing on. If I’m using a utilitarian surface then the mark making material needs to work with that. There
- What context should the items be placed in? (What sitting on and in the background.)
- For kitchen items the kitchen itself would make most sense. Possibly the worktop and back wall, for example.
- For the clay materials the best context is the pottery or glazing/kiln room depending on whether I am drawing the making or firing.