The maze book was very handy when location drawing as although it is small, it consists of plenty of pages. I enjoyed the sequencing of the book as it changes your view of each drawing depending on how it is opened. I feel that these are stronger than my river walk drawings as there is a wider range of perspective and wider use of materials.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
This week I aimed to use materials that suited the tone and characteristics of my chosen locations. I think soft pencil worked particularly well when trying to present my more peaceful, quieter locations, whereas charcoal was useful when working on brickwork and creating gestural markings for busy areas. In future I would use a wider range of materials and apply colour when location drawing.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
During my final life drawing session I really tried to focus on the key components I have learnt over the module. As my time scale was slightly longer I spent more of my time planning and mapping out the body on my page. I feel that planning was one of my weaker areas at the start of the module as I did not necessarily achieve the best composition for my drawings effecting the scale and proportions of the model. In my opinion I feel that my final drawing from this session is one of my strongest.
Monday, 6 March 2017
This has been the most challenging life drawing method for me so far as the markings have to be made quickly. The lines are gestural representing a particular movement. I have produced multiple sketches to present the stages of the models movements. This meant working back over each drawing adding more gestural marks each time.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
I feel the use of tone has definitely added a three dimensional element to my work. My previous drawings have tended to appear quite flat, but by using black, white and a mid-tone I think the body has more shape. The use of tone also emphasises the areas of light and dark.