Monthly Archive: June, 2013

Check and log: Still life

• Which aspects of each drawing have been successful, and what did you have problems with? Line drawing – success: I was pleased with the composition, the way the beetroot leaves framed the central… Continue reading

Exercise 26: Still life group in tone

~ finished drawing For this exercise, the course material suggested using coloured pencils or pastels. As I felt I had been avoiding pastels, I decided I ought to try them. I set up… Continue reading

Exercise 25: Still life group using line

~ still life group using line For this piece, I chose an artichoke, a red pepper, and some beetroot. All seemed to have potential interest for a line drawing. ~ compositional pencil sketch… Continue reading

Check and log: Detailed observation

Which drawing media did you find most effective to use, for which effects? I found a fibre-tipped pen excellent for making a line drawing.  Going straight in, without using pencil to mark out… Continue reading

Research point: Sketchy/expressive ~ Tracey Emin

Make notes on an artist who works in a sketchy, expressive way. Once again, for this research point, I visited the list of artists suggested to me by my tutor as being worth… Continue reading

Research point: Tight/rigorous ~ Michael Landy

Make notes on an artist who works in a tight, rigorous way. For this research point (both tight/rigorous and sketchy/expressive), I decided to look at a couple of the artists my tutor recommended… Continue reading