Assignment One

Here’s a selection of work from the Warm-Up and Part One:Line sections:

Warm Up

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Back and white ink

Back and white ink

 

Black ink backgroun, white ink on top.

Black ink background, white ink on top.

Graphite, charcoal, ink and masking fluid

Graphite, charcoal, ink and masking fluid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Part One:Line

Ex 1.1, Stage 1 Left Hand, Graphite

Ex 1.1, Stage 1
Left Hand, Graphite

Ex 1.1, Stage 2 Right Hand, Graphite

Ex 1.1, Stage 2
Right Hand, Graphite

 

 

 

 

 

Ex 1.1, Stage 3 Right Hand, Ink

Ex 1.1, Stage 3
Right Hand, Ink

Ex 1.1, Stage 3 Left Hand, Ink

Ex 1.1, Stage 3
Left Hand, Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex 1.1, Stage 4

Ex 1.1, Stage 4

Ex 1.2, Stage 1 Continuous Line Graphite & Ink Pen

Ex 1.2, Stage 1
Continuous Line
Graphite & Ink Pen

Ex 1.2, Stage 2 Continuous Line, Charcoal

Ex 1.2, Stage 2
Continuous Line, Charcoal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex 1.3, Stage 1 Drawing Blind

Ex 1.3, Stage 1
Drawing Blind

Ex 1.3, Stage 2 Drawing From Memory

Ex 1.3, Stage 2
Drawing From Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ex 1.4 Black & White ink, white charcoal, watercolor

Ex 1.4
Black & White ink, white charcoal, watercolor

 

Ex 1.4 Charcoal, oil pastel, watercolor

Ex 1.4
Charcoal, oil pastel, watercolor

 

Ex 1.4 Black ink, white charcoal, oil pastel

Ex 1.4
Black ink, white charcoal, oil pastel

 

Summary

The warm up exercises helped me feel more confident about trying different mediums and tools, and not worry about whether or not I draw well, but more about using the different mediums creatively. I also moved from using my sketchbook solely to sketch with pencils, and more to experiment with different ideas and techniques, and I can see this being very important for future projects. (Originally in this  post)

  The focus in Part One on drawing the same objects many times over, using different techniques (especially drawing from memory),  is a valuable practice in improving observational skills. Exercises such as drawing blind and continuous line freed me from worrying about the ‘perfect’ drawing.  The final exercise (detailed in the previous post) opened up a more creative way of working, beyond simply sketching what I see, but thinking more about emotional or representational  interpretations.

I’m looking forward to moving on in the course, and using what I’ve learned so far in the next exercises.

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