Category Archives: Project 1 Landscape drawing

Check and log – project landscape drawing

In what way did you simplify and select in your study? Were you able to focus on simple shapes and patterns amid all the visual information available to you? I found that using the viewfinder helped a lot to cut … Continue reading

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Protected: Research point – How Claude Lorrain and Turner divide their landscapes into foreground, middle ground and background

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Exercise Plotting space through composition and structure

Aim of the exercise: To establish a foreground, middle ground and background in the drawing. Using A3 paper choose to enlarge a sketch or a photograph, or to return to a location and draw on the spot. What I experienced: … Continue reading

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Exercise Drawing cloud formations

Aim of the exercise: to draw comprehensive tonal studies of cloud formations in charcoal, oil pastel and conte with the aid of a putty rubber. These were to be small sketches at different times of day to try and capture … Continue reading

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Protected: Artists who worked in series with the landscape

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Exercise 360 degree studies

Aim of exercise: to choose an expansive landscape where have an open view in all directions. Using a viewfinder to find a focal point, draw a fifteen minute drawing of the view north, south, east and west. This will teach … Continue reading

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Exercise A sketchbook walk

Aim of the exercise: to make four sketches during a walk, using a viewfinder to help focus on a point of interest. Draw rapidly and draw over mistakes rather than rubbing out. For each sketch we were asked to write … Continue reading

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