Monthly Archives: August 2013

Check and log – Project drawing trees

How many different tree types have you drawn? I have drawn 9 different types of tree so far. What techniques did you use to distinguish each type? I tried to show overall shape, how the branches and foliage formed around … Continue reading

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Exercise Study of several trees

Aim of the exercise: To work in a wood or study a group of trees, looking for a point of interest and trying to work in broad tonal areas. The drawing should suggest form and mass but we were not … Continue reading

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Exercise Larger study of an individual tree

Aim of the exercise: To spend time really looking at a tree in detail. Using A3 paper and a fine drawing medium e.g. drawing pen, pencil or ballpoint, try to capture what makes the tree distinctive, drawing fast, continually observing … Continue reading

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Exercise Sketching an individual tree

Aim of the exercise: To do about 4 preliminary drawings of a tree, building up on the basis of the previous sketches. 1) Draw a simple outline of the tree’s overall shape 2) Draw basic shapes in outline/shaded areas that … Continue reading

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Tutor report – Assignment 2

My tutors report for assignment 2, written 08/08/13. Complete report is below. Overall Comments Once again this is very well presented and executed work – you have a delicate, meticulous style with close attention to detail. You are really developing … Continue reading

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Check and log – Project townscapes

Much of this has been covered in the individual posts so I will only write a condensed version here. How did you use a limited colour palette to create a sense of depth? I had a warm brown (sanguine) and … Continue reading

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Exercise Drawing statues

Aim of the exercise: To draw a variety of statues which the exercise suggested are great for honing drawing skills. Decide what you find most interesting about the statue e.g. silhouette, tone, negative shapes, textures, play of light, and draw … Continue reading

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