Monthly Archive: May, 2013

Exercise 24: Stipples and dots

Draw a textured object on A4 cartridge paper with a ballpoint or drawing pen.  Spend at least an hour on this drawing.  Look at pattern, line and shape.  Also look at shadows and… Continue reading

Exercise 23: Getting tone and depth in detail

Select an object and build up tones using pencils and hatching/cross-hatching techniques.  Use smooth A3 paper and a variety of soft pencils.   I approached this drawing with trepidation as hatching and I… Continue reading

Exercise 22: Line drawing detail

Using a fibre-tipped pen, select an object with interesting detail.  On a sheet of A4 paper, create a line drawing of the object.  Look at the patterning, thickness of line, texture and shape… Continue reading

Check and log: Exploring coloured media

Which of the media you have experimented with did you find the most expressive?   Ink, coloured pencil washes, hard and soft pastels.  In short, those that are either liquid (inherently, or through… Continue reading

Research point: Masters of detailed drawing ~ Part 2 ~ Albrecht Durer

Find out about two artists who exemplify mastery of detailed drawing and make notes about their work.  Choose a modern artist and one working in the nineteenth century or earlier.   Try as… Continue reading

Research point: Masters of detailed drawing ~ Part 1~ John Hurford

Find out about two artists who exemplify mastery of detailed drawing, and make notes about their work.  Choose a modern artist and one working in the nineteenth century or earlier. My choice of… Continue reading