Monthly Archives: July 2015
Points to take forward: Initialise my own reflection. If a media isn’t working, change it rather than struggle on viewing it as a personal challenge. It can always be revisited once more experience is gained. Tone – there needs to be improvement in depicting a variety of tone. Practice colour blending in sketchbooks. Technique has […]
Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills: materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. I decided to work on A3 paper as suggested, in order to keep control of the size of the final drawing. I used oil pastel as the main media with, dark soluble pencil, graphitint water soluble pencils, a black […]
Your task is to select a view from a window or from an open door. Try to find a view that includes some natural objects: trees, shrubs, pot plants, fields, or garden plants. Also try to find a view that will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of aerial or linear perspective – in other […]
How many different tree types have you drawn?
I chose a clump of trees located in a wood. The clump had a variety of species so there were different shapes, colours and heights. I sat quite a way back from the trees to take in the height of the trees which meant there was quite a large expanse of trees in the view […]
I chose to draw an old large cherry tree in my back garden. The tree is huge and I can see the trunk and some of the branches from a window. The trunk is quite gnarled and the branches are old and twisted making really interesting shapes and patterns with a highly textured bark. I […]
Find a tree that interests you in a park, garden or anywhere that you feel comfortable sitting or standing. You could look out from a ground floor window if that suits you better. You will need to be at some distance from a big tree. I started off by drawing 2 relatively quick sketches of […]