Oh man I’m really behind with these posts, going to try and get on top of them asap.
Notes from talk before drawing:
Emma Dexter – Vitamin D (wrote the introduction)
Vitamin D book cover
Space by Ed Ruscha
- Visual note-taking
- Analytical tool
- Creative idea development
Visual concepts to explore within drawing
Practice makes perfect
Pay Nothing Until April by Ed Ruscha
Paintings/words which don’t seem to work together
Gunpowder & graphite drawings
Self-imposed exile from painting to concentrate on drawing (3 years)
Drawing 1, we were just told to draw the life model in 5 minutes. I shaded her general shape, then used continuous line. Head’s a little small, but otherwise I think it’s alright.
Drawing 2. Started by shading just the right side of the figure, then attempted to create the outlines using only tone. Only a quick 5 min drawing, so not much to say about it.
Drawing 3. Proportions are a little bit all over the place, like the arm looks a bit thin and the head looks a bit small. Too much reliance on outlines and also foot does not look like it’s being sat on, only makes the person look like they’re floating slightly.
3 drawings, all done in felt pen and with continuous line. Continuous line remains one of my favourite techniques as it gives the art a bit more texture and life I think, as well as showing the mistakes made.
Paper sculpture which I drew from
Drawing of paper sculpture in chalk. The white contrasts well with the background, but I think I’d like to try this technique using a different object as the focus, possibly something with more surface rather than edges to draw.