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