Monthly Archives: September 2012

Changing thoughts on why I draw

I have been looking at the book Drawing Now: eight propositions. This is a thought provoking book and the introductory chapter, Drawing is a noun, made me really think about why I draw and led to the realisation that the … Continue reading

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Exercise Negative space in a plant

Aim of Exercise: A┬álarge potted plant, preferably set up against a plain background, then using A3 paper and a graphite stick, pencil, ballpoint or pen and ink, do not draw the plant but the spaces within and around the plant. … Continue reading

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Protected: Visit to The Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery exhibition

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Protected: Research point – Ben Nicholson

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Check and log – Project Drawing fruit and vegetables in colour

Your composition should occupy most of the paper’s surface. How much negative space do you have left? For the first two exercises of this section, both of my drawings had too much negative space. For the exercise using hatching to … Continue reading

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Exercise Drawing using oil pastel

Aim of the exercise: To use textured coloured paper in A3 size with oil pastels to draw a colourful group of fruit or vegetables or a combination of both, creating a group of contrasting colour, shape and texture. What I … Continue reading

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Exercise Using markers or dip pens

Aim of the exercise: To work out at least three alternative compositions with pieces of fruit and combination of colours in my sketch book. Use various ink and marker media. On one composition use a paper with a rough surface … Continue reading

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