Dienstag, 12. Juni 2018
Finally! Here are my collected drawings. First it took some determination to dare and draw lines that I could not erase, but I soon began to lose the fear of making a mistake and enjoyed it.
- the metal fastenings of the rabbit cage
- the nettles and the blackberry branches which cover the wooden walls
- the textures of wood, logs or chopped firewood
- lots and lots of circles, whole or shown in part, en face or in perspective: the ball, the chair, the meter on the old bathroom stove, the wheels of the garden hose and the folded garden chair, the chopping block, the hole of the bird house…
Posting is always helpful as a step back to look from another angle. I feel I should have used a greater variety of papers, pens and marks. I see that I have focused more on the motifs the garden shed offers than on my materials.
Fortunately, I can always go out and draw some more 😊
Dienstag, 30. Januar 2018
6.3.1 Mark making with pens
- fountain pens and a sketching pen (Rotring Art Pen F)
- dip pens with a metal nib and a glass nib
- markers: Pitt Artist Pen, Stabilo point 88, a ballpoint pen (blue)
- Rotring rapidograph
- water soluble inks in the fountain pens
- Schmincke acrylic ink in primary colours
- walnut stain
- shellac ink, black and bistre
First I used my pens and inks on universal cartridge paper, 160 g/square meter, in boxes made with the template from Module 4.
The scans with the drawings are on the left, the washes on the right.
This was fun! I feel I started a collection of reference material. This activity also seems to loosen the hand as a warm up for drawing. So I hope the weather improves enough for me to be able to draw outside around the garden shed.