Images of the drawing made in class 15.03.2016

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This is the finished product. Interesting method. I would have to do many of these drawings to come up with something that I like.

I need to experiment with my drawing technique. It is very disappointing.

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Addition of the model, Sarah.

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Drawing Bill with shadows.

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Drawing Bill. My slide.


Drawings completed in class. 3 warm up blind drawings using a mat of ink pen and a bamboo pen as the marker. The model used a baseball bat and a walking stick as props.

This exercise was reminiscent of crayon drawings done by me using a similar technique in primary school. Fun times.

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The next drawing used the ink mat on top of the paper. The technique was less blind. It was quite challenging. I feel that the emotions evoked by the marks on my page are very random and a result of my lack of experience and ability to create an accurate facsimile of the image before my eyes, rather than a deliberate plan. This is both exciting and anxiety provoking.



The last drawing was difficult and enjoyable.

Both hands were used to draw an image of the model in charcoal. The paper was in landscape mode whilst the model  stood in a portrait pose.

Water was applied by paintbrush to soften the drawing.

Deliberate distortion, a salve for the untalented?




Using quickposes.com 60second, interval upside down mode.  http://www.deannapetherbridge.com/

“Petherbridge also thinks, like Hockney, that the new technologies have a lot to learn from the low-tech art of drawing, but takes little comfort in the fact that students of Design, rather than of Fine Art, pack her classes. But can our hottest young artists draw, and if they can’t, does it matter? Drawing is a core activity, feels Petherbridge: it is visual thinking, idea made concrete with the most primitive tools. A great deal of contemporary painting aspires, she believes, to the condition of drawing – to its spontaneity and immediacy.”

a quote from a 1995 article in the Independent  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/faces-to-watch-in-the-art-world-10-deanna-petherbridge-1524154.html