Today was about underpinning some of the lessons we have used over the past few months and to try and bring them together and, hopefully, work towards a cohesive drawing.
Everyone worked really well, and to be honest, every one struggled a little with the concept of not drawing a contour line to work within as the drawing progressed.
The first few exercises used the principals of 1,2,4 and 8 minutes to build fist rough shapes, overall shape, tonal values and negative and positive shapes. As we worked through this part some exterior lines where erased or subsumed by a darker area.
The final drawings were done over the next hour. I didn’t take progress pictures particularly, which is a great shame as over the hour the drawings found themselves, lost themselves and re-emerged the better for careful consideration of how one value worked against another and where shadows or reflections changed the tonal reading.
we used a stylised flower repeat pattern to warm up before starting to draw…..much more fun than boxes !!!