Using graphite sticks, white paper and info from the Glasgow School of Art, we made 11, 2 - 3 minute drawings and then a still life of the same subject.
The subject, a black bin from an old shredder and a balloon offered a mock-up of what we were going to tackle in the afternoon: a bust of the Queen sited in the foyer of Fylde Council Offices. Unfortunately the HRH looked as if she was in the dock.
I'm jumping ahead.
(explanations of * ** etc are at the end)
Working from the still life make...
- a *line drawing
- a **tonal drawing
- a line drawing using your opposite hand
- a tonal drawing using your opposite hand
- a ***continuous line drawing using your strong hand
- a continuous line drawing using your opposite
- a blind drawing using your strong hand
- a ****blind drawing using your opposite hand
- a drawing using both hands, keeping both hands moving all the time
- cover page with graphite & draw into it using an eraser
- draw the *****negative space around the subject
- draw the subject as a still life
The fab results are below and the drawings made in the afternoon follow.
We'll done everyone & thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!
I have quotes...
"It's a lot easier if you don't listen." This is to instructions - welcome back Monica!
"I've been made to endure several drawings." You did, and brilliantly Stuart!
a *line drawing
|brilliant way to approach the blind drawing!|
|HRH in the |
a *line drawing
no shading, just outlines
a **tonal drawing
addition of shading, depicting lights & darks
a ***continuous line drawing
one line keeping the pencil on the page all the time
a ****blind drawing
looking only at the subject not your drawing
draw the *****negative space around the subject
looking at the shapes made around the subject - the area of the subject will be left blank