Category Research & Reflection

Part 5 REFLECTION

Assessment criteria points Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills Materials, techniques, observation skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. During this part of the course, I have used charcoal more than in any of the other projects throughout the course.  I’m actually enjoying using it and I felt that I used it well in the […]

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 […]

Review of Progress

Part 5 is your chance to consolidate what you have learned, to re­flect on exercises that you have especially enjoyed and to evaluate your progress. Use your learning log to help you review your progress. Make a brief entry for each exercise and assignment undertaken so far detailing successes and any problems that you have […]

Reflection

Assessment criteria points Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills During this part of the course, I have tried to learn about the figure to allow me to draw a believable figure.  I have used media that I’ve struggled with in the past and have found success this time.  I’ve actually started to enjoy using conte […]

Assignment 2: Reflection

Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills: materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. When I first started this assignment, I thought I had a clear idea of the outcome, but by experimenting with different materials, both media and paper, I discovered that not all media suit a certain style, therefore my intended […]

Check & log: drawing animals

What were the main challenges of drawing animals? My main challenge was the different tones on the fur.  My dogs are black and when they were still, I saw that there was a myriad of different tones.  I suppose this could be dealt with in the same manner as drawing fabric, which I haven’t successfully […]

Research: George Stubbs

Look at the skeletal structure of the cat, dog or horse.  Research the anatomical drawings of George Stubbs (1724-1806), and consider how these inform Stubbs’s finished pieces. Look at the skeletal structure of the cat, dog or horse.  The shape of the skeleton explains the external appearance of an animal.  To accurately draw any animal, […]