Monthly Archives: August 2012

Exercise Still life group using line

Aim of the exercise: To set up a still life group and using pen and ink, marker pens or fine black pen draw the still life principally in line referring to the patterns, textures and shapes and showing an understanding of … Continue reading

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Check and log. Project Detailed observation

For the continuous line drawing, in exercise line drawing detail, I found that the Pitt artist fibre-tipped pen allowed a smooth continual flow of ink and laid down a good strong line, however, unless I altered the pressure on the … Continue reading

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Exercise Stipples and dots

Aim of exercise: On A4 cartridge paper with a ballpoint or drawing pen use stipples, dots and whatever marks can think of to get depth and interest into the drawing. Really look at pattern, line, shape, shadows and tones. What I … Continue reading

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Exercise Getting tone and depth in detail

Aim of the exercise: To select a single object and on A3 smooth paper practise building up dark, medium and light tones using pencils and hatching and cross hatching techniques, starting with the darkest areas first. To aim for sufficient … Continue reading

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Exercise Line drawing detail

Aims of the exercise: To select an object with interesting detail and using a black fibre-tipped pen or something similar create a line drawing on a sheet of A4 paper, trying not to lift the pen from the paper. To … Continue reading

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Protected: Research point Antonio Pisanello and Janet Whittle

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Check and log Project Exploring coloured media

Out of the media that I experimented with for this project I think that I found the soft pastels to be the most expressive. They seemed to lend themselves to multiple possible ways of using them and as they were … Continue reading

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