Deciding to start out with simple black and grey tones to explore the idea of atmospheric perspective and tonal gradation, I began with ink and a few pictures I took, a misty morning at the local shops and a few snow scenes I took in Bruges, Belgium. The snow in the air clouded the buildings in the background, lightning the tones as they faded into … Continue reading Pt 3, Pr 4, Ex 3 – Atmospheric pressure.
This was an exercise to see how accurate my guess work was when it came to estimating perspective. A simple task to use all the reference points I could to construct a building without drawing in the vanishing points or perspective lines until after the drawing was finished. I chose a simple three story building which had a flat corner receding off into two point … Continue reading Pt 3, Pr 4, Ex 2 – Angular perspective.
While I enjoyed the expansive landscape 360 sketches I did up Kinder Scout, I wanted to do a 360 degrees set of drawings that displayed a changing townscape. I went over to a nearby village called Lymm which had the perfect recipe of water, trees, old cottages and winding roads. I took four 90 degree views of the village from the bottom of the road … Continue reading Pt 3, Pr 3, Ex 2 – Foreground, middle ground, background. Mixed media scene of Lymm Village.
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 Pt 1, Pr 1, Ex 1 – Experimenting with expressive lines and marks….best therapy ever!