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Ass 5: Response to tutor report

Points to take forward: Try to stop overworking drawings. Some of them are far too tight and controlled. Look at abstracting areas rather than concentrating on whole areas.  This would help develop tone. More sketchbook work to experiment with different media, support and tools. Try to engage more energy in the drawings. Advertisements

Check and log: Self Portrait

Which drawing materials produced the best results? Why? There were a few different media that I had success with.  I found using a fine liner pen gave fluid results and because I had to lay down an unalterable mark I really thought about where I was going to place the mark.  Because each mark was […]

Ex 14: Portrait from memory

For this exercise you will use your imagination and the skills you have learned to draw someone you have seen momentarily or draw a self portrait from memory.  I started this exercise by drawing head shapes and angles of the head. I then drew a few ears from pictures I found in a magazine.  I […]

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 […]

Ass 2: Response to tutor report

Points to take forward: More experimental work. Stop being so controlled, try a more relaxed approach. Think of ways to create depth. Work on creating tone. Check the light source is correct for the project. If it’s not strong enough, change it to give stronger shadows. Try to take some of the experimental studies into […]

Ass 1: Response to Tutor report

Points to take forward: Work on hatching techniques. Continue to experiment with charcoal. Continue to work on tone and tonal variations. Don’t forget base shadows to ground the work. Work on tones in cast shadows. Commit to tonal areas by completing shading. Work on varying hatching to achieve tonal variation. Watch out for making sure […]