I found this session interesting, as it concentrated on tone provided by having a shaded ground and then adding/subtracting. The first is white paper with charcoal, and the next two black paper with white chalk.
Started to draw a rock on a wooden base with shadows as dip pen practice. This approach was suggested as an alternative to fineliner by my tutor. In some ways it was being successful, as the mark making is generating an interesting approach. It was also, however, being very time consuming and wouldn’t have produced a good final image.
A2 Off white sketchbook paper with charcoal. I used the stump somewhat less, and tried to concentrate more on the overall feel rather than technical accuracy. To be honest I quite like the end result. Continue reading “Project 2 Ex 4: Try again”
A quick Google Search (https://www.google.co.uk/search?odilon+redon+tonal+drawings) on Odilon and his Noirs (the name he uses for his tonal drawings) quickly brings a wealth of information. This can be further elaborated by wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odilon_Redon Continue reading “Odilon Redon’s tonal drawings”
Observation and Construction
In all cases, I’m not totally happy with the images but they are a definite improvement over where I was. In the hands images, for example, I’m not that happy with the fist. I was going for a darker image in the tonal range (which worked), but I’m not as happy with the observation and accuracy of this one. In the touching feet, the background needs a level of work. I might also have put more effort into the rendering of the material of the jeans. For the crossed feet the toe on the right foot (on the left hand side of the image) is a little too bulbous. Similarly the arch of the foot is somewhat off. Continue reading “Project 4.3: Evaluation and Reflection”
As the purpose of this exercise was to copy another image the 5C’s approach isn’t that enlightening. I will, therefore, concentrate on responding to the questions that the assignment posed instead. Continue reading “Project 4.2: Evaluation and Reflection”