Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Sunday, 7 February 2016
So, I am trying to work on spatial relations and negative space, but Iam not succeeding too well.
I'm at a stopping point with the picture of Grandmuddy Hunt and I also started a new drawing to try and work on space. I was hoping to have five or six levels of space and I have three, but it is a beginning.
Grandmuddy Hunt feels finished to me, but of course my teacher is usually not satisfied as easily as I am. (I'm not sure why the backgraounds are always so grey in my photos, but if I auto contrast, thenthe pencil lines become much darker than they actually are and if I raise contrast then I usually lose subtleties. (I guess I need to take pictures with more available light.)
What will my teacher say? Probably too much rendering and he rarely likes it when I use dark values.
This one feels like i am going backwards. Iknow it is not about the accuracy of the faces and figures per se, but it feels very much like I would have drawn 40 years ago. We'll see what advice I get.
Friday, 5 February 2016
Well, I've made it through almost an entire run of the fox paws pattern. This time went better, but I fudged a lot on the last row so I hope that won't be too obvious!!
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Here's the draft. I'm about to do drastic stuff to it!
I decided I wasn't happy with the draft - kept working on it:
The figure on the right is fairly faint, but the other two are fairly strong. I can't seem to get the right balance in a photo. Here is a second shot in which the right figure is too prominent, but you can see the other figures better.
Sunday, 31 January 2016
So after thinking a bit, I have decided to continue on my Milton-esque search for a minimal style and this is the sketch/plan for my new drawing.
Sunday, 17 January 2016
We had to do an exercise on perspective and of course I will be nailed for not paying as much attention to the perspective as to other things on the drawing, but here is my first drawing of the season. (Feels good to be drawing again - although it took a number of cuss words and bad starts before it started to feel good! ;-)