Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Self portrait

Whilst going through a bit of a dry spell, drawing-wise, recently, I thought I’d have a go at doing a self portrait.  I know that SP’s will be coming up later in the… Continue reading

Recent life drawings

Life drawing classes have stopped for the Christmas break, so it seems a good time to post some of my recent work from them.  The first three pictures are the ones with which… Continue reading

Research point: Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was an Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker, who lived all his life at his family home in Bologna, working in his bedroom.  This creates a fitting context for a man who… Continue reading

Research point, part 2: Drawing in the style of Patrick Caulfield

On the face of it, attempting a drawing in the style of Patrick Caulfield  would seem a relatively easy task.  His work is notable for its apparent simplicity and lack of fussy detail.… Continue reading

Research point: Patrick Caulfield

Find out more about Patrick Caulfield and how he uses positive and negative space, e.g. his White Ware screen prints.  Make a drawing in a similar style. Born in London in 1936, Patrick… Continue reading

Exercise 12: Shadows and reflected light and shade

Use two objects with reflective surfaces.  Use charcoal and a putty rubber.  Use A1 or A2 paper so you can use bold strokes.  Try to fill the paper with your objects showing the… Continue reading

Exercise 11: Study of light reflected from one object to another

Arrange two or three objects, at least one of which has a shiny reflective surface, side by side with a small space in between them.  Place a light source to one side of… Continue reading

Check and log: Tone & form

How difficult did you find it to distinguish between light from the primary light source and secondary reflected light? In general, I feel reasonably confident that I can at least recognise secondary reflected… Continue reading