Friday, 9 June 2017

a dozen drawings before we met the Queen

Following on from my outing to the Harris Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday to take part in Making a Mark, I decided to do an Art Circle version of the tasks set.

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.


The tasks:
(explanations of * ** etc are at the end)
Working from the still life make...

  1. a *line drawing
  2. a **tonal drawing
  3. a line drawing using your opposite hand
  4. a tonal drawing using your opposite hand
  5. a ***continuous line drawing using your strong hand
  6. a continuous line drawing using your opposite
  7. a blind drawing using your strong hand
  8. a ****blind drawing using your opposite hand
  9. a drawing using both hands, keeping both hands moving all the time
  10. cover page with graphite & draw into it using an eraser
  11. draw the *****negative space around the subject
  12. 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!


brilliant way to approach the blind drawing!


Dorothy

Dorothy

Dorothy


Monica

Monica

Monica

Stuart

Stuart

Stuart
HRH in the dock foyer of the Fylde Council offices



Stuart

Monica

Mike

Dorothy

Mike
Notes
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

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