Just an overview of the feed back I gained from part 1 form and gesture, my views on the exercise, and what I gained from it. Points to Consider: Try and do at least 10 mins of sketching a day to keep a consistent flow of style, development and ideas. Concentrate on developing research. When researching, always consider: The media used Process – Why? What … Continue reading Overview, feedback and Reflection for Part 1 form and gesture.
Using two simple objects placed together to create shadow and tone, I was briefed to draw these paying specific detail to the shadows and changes in tone cast by a strong single light source, using a single dark colour. For this I used a chalk conte stick and found it a little difficult to use. Chalk is not a medium I’m familiar with and it … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 2 Observing shadow using blocks of tone.
Like exercise 2, this was a similar assignment using 2 still life objects and a single colour, charcoal or conte stick. Choosing two reflective surfaced objects and concentrating on the light reflected between the two objects and the patterns that are cast between them. I chose charcoal this time and used a putty rubber to pull out the highlights which I found a little … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 4 Shadows and reflected light.
A simple, but very creative and effective exercise, creating tone and form using a few different mediums and techniques to mark the page. This is what I chose and what I thought of it: Graphite pencil: Very smooth and delicate to do intricate shading with, rubs and blends very well giving a nice varied tonal scale to work with. Diverse with cross hatching, rough and … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 3 Creating shadow using lines and marks.
This was a very interesting assignment where we got to pull together all that we had learned in the previous exercises into one still life. Taking into consideration how to portray the lines to describe the objects, the mediums to bring out the feeling of the piece, the tones to emphasis points of interest and most importantly, setting the mood boards up and taking inspiration … Continue reading Project 1 Assignment A Teddy bears Picnic
We were asked to choose 6 or more objects to arrange in a still life, some regular shapes and some more irregular. I put together a bucket, shoe,jam jar, paint brushes, pair of glasses and a rope. A rather straight forward exercise to explain the forms of a group of objects using only lines. Redundant of tone or colour we were encouraged to concentrate on … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 2 Lines and still life
The French symbolist painter from the mid 19th century, Odilon Redon extensively made use of light and tone to emphasis the mood and atmosphere of his paintings As in this self portrait the light is very hard, casting a shadow over the whole opposite side of his face. The painter hasn’t even brought out some highlights of the other eye giving the painting a rather … Continue reading Artist Critique – Odilon Redon.
Experimenting with making marks using alternative resources proved a very interesting subject. Using objects such as sponges, feathers, sheep’s wool and salt created a fantastic scope for layering up texture, especially when it came to painting nature. Looking at different textured materials and how different mediums reacted with them was interesting. Thick spongy materials such as cotton, home made paper and hessian tended to absorb … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 3 Experimenting with texture.
A more difficult task than I first anticipated, we were briefed to section 4 A1 sheet of paper into 4 sections each and write down an emotion on each sheet, calm, anger, happy and a chosen feeling. Then, picking 4 different mediums, using one 1 colour and only random lines and shapes, try and describe the emotion by inhabiting it and expressing it in the … Continue reading Exercise 1 Experimenting with expressive lines and marks….best therapy ever!
Temporary Drawings. This was a warm up exercise to gear my perception into seeing lines as something more than just a mark on paper. Fleeting lines are all around us and can be permanent, semi permanent, or just a brief glimpse in time. To tackle this I looked mainly to nature and how I could manipulate it to create lines and patterns. Guided by the … Continue reading Lights, camera, paint and action!