Category Part One: Mark-making and tone

Ex 18 & 19 Enlarging an image

Ex 18 Draw a thumbnail sketch of a simple object and draw a grid of squares over it.  Transfer the sketch using a larger grid.’ Advertisements

Ex 17 A drawing with Textures

Arrange some objects with different surfaces in an interesting composition.  Using previous experiments in depicting texture, create the smooth, rough, irregular and patterned surfaces on the objects.’

Ex 16 (2) Frottage

Experiment with the technique of frottage.  This involves placing paper over a rough surface (eg grained wood) and rubbing with a crayon or pencil to create an impression of the surface quality of the object.’

Ex 16 Experimenting with texture

Collect a range of objects with different interesting textures.  Using a series of 5cm squares, experiment depicting textures and interesting effects.’

Ex 15 Observing negative space and perspective

Using a selection of objects that have similar elements, such as lines, curves or circles, draw a line from left to right without taking the pencil off the paper.  Follow the silhouette and proportions….’

Ex 14 Composition of natural objects

Make a selection of natural objects, such as fruit or vegetables on a plate and explore different viewpoints, and assess which you like best.  Use the information already gathered to make an informed decision about the organisation of your still life drawing’. I chose objects that had interesting shapes, textures, colours and were different sizes.  […]

Ex 13 Still life sketches of made objects

Create a small still life composition from a small themed selection of objects… With a pen, pencil or ballpoint use a technique such as hatching.’ Draw two or three thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook, of different arrangements from different viewpoints using a light source to create strong lights and darks on the surface of the […]