Monthly Archives: May 2012

Exercise Jars and jugs

I started this exercise on 29/05/12 and was quite nervous as I know that I find ellipses difficult to draw. In preparation for the exercise I found the book Perspective Without Pain by Phil Metzger very helpful. It reminded me … Continue reading

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Exercise Boxes and books

It has been an interesting journey trying to do this exercise. My first attempt on 25/05/12 was not a great success. (A3 sketch book p.3, please see figure 2) I set up the boxes and books at various angles (Please … Continue reading

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Check and log – Project Making Marks

23/05/12 I have already covered some of the things asked in the check and log questions under the entries for the various headings so I am going to concentrate on the last 3 questions. Did you find that any marks … Continue reading

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Protected: Research Point – Vincent van Gogh and Eric Ravilious

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Exercise Line and other marks

I did this exercise over a couple of days. On the 17/05/12 I started with various grades of graphite pencil. Pencils appear to be very versatile tools enabling a wide range of lines, patterns and tone to be made with … Continue reading

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Exercise Using Charcoal

I really enjoyed this exercise today. ( A4 sketchbook pages 6 and 7). It is a messy media but great fun. I started with trying a very thin stick and found it gave nice thin lines which became rapidly thicker … Continue reading

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Exercise Mark Making Techniques

I completed this exercise on 15/05/12. It was interesting trying lots of the different media in my sketch book (A4 sketch book pages 4 and 5). Please see figure 1. I ¬†found that graphite pencils in the H grades were … Continue reading

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