Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ass 3: Response to tutor report

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 […]

Assignment 3: Reflection

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 […]

Assignment 3: Drawing outdoors

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 […]

Check and log: Drawing trees

How many different tree types have you drawn?

Ex 13 Study of several trees

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 […]

Ex 12 Larger study of an individual tree

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 […]

Ex 11 Sketching an individual tree

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 […]