Monthly Archives: October 2015

Assignment five: Option 1 Mark Making and Tone

I had decided that I would use one of my sketches for the final drawing. I chose one of the line and wash studies where I has included another light source that cast shadows and modified the composition further. I made a fairly accurate drawing of the composition to use as a template for the […]

Ex 5: Experiment with Mixed Media

First of all I prepared supports using a variety of mediums, clear gesso, PVA glue and Liquitex flexible modelling paste. First I covered cartridge paper with clear gesso and when it was dry used PVA (1) and Liquitex flexible modelling paste (2) to create an outliner barrier. Then I: Dribbled PVA onto the paper to […]

Ex: 4 Line & Wash

I decided to use A3 Mixed media paper for all these drawings and a Graphik 0.3 line maker pen. I started, as the course notes suggested doing a continuous line drawing, but looking at the paper.  This was great fun to do as it gave a huge sense of freedom.  I didn’t bother with measuring […]

Ex 3: Tonal Study

I decided that I would use one of the drawings from the composition series.  I chose one that had lots of interest and areas of dark and light tone.  I thought I’d done quite a few tonal studies in the previous exercise and I thought I would be repeating quite a few of them, so […]

Research Point: Vuillard, Cassatt and Degas

Look at the work of Vuillard, Mary Cassatt and Degas and make notes on their approaches to composition. Edouard Vuillard (1868 – 1940) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89douard_Vuillard (accessed 15/10/2015) First, I looked at Vuillard’s interiors and how he has composed them to entice the viewer to look around the painting rather than just look at it. In this […]

Ex 2: composition

I read this part of the course to mean choose an interior that will be used for the final piece and develop that.  With this in mind I took a long time going through the drawings revisiting each interior and thought about how I could do the next set of exercises and what the final […]

Ex 1: Quick drawings around the house

There is nothing quick about my quick drawings. It has taken me weeks and weeks and weeks to complete this exercise.  At the start, I wasn’t comfortable doing quick drawings.  There is a difference between quick and accurate and rushed and inaccurate and quite a lot of my drawings are rushed and inaccurate.  Some of […]