When I compare these to the first session I attended, I am happier with them. They feel freer and more in proportion than my first attempt. I feel like I have captured the atmosphere of the pose well, with the model in some tricky poses. I want to develop my work on faces, feet, hands and overall tone control.
This was my first attempt at drawing a life model in person, it is not something I have experienced before and it taught me a great deal.
Each pose was only held for 10-minutes and so I had to adapt to quickly observing and drawing what I saw rather than taking the time to make detailed observations. It allowed me to focus on quickly observing shapes, tone and positions without being too concerned about generating a refined drawing at the end.
I have a lot to work on!
After reading The Road extract I wanted to create something in response to the imagery.
I only used burnt sienna acrylic paint to pare back the colours and add to the atmosphere.
I am pleased with my composition as it draws you along the road and the loose nature of the surroundings add to the atmosphere. It feels like the world is closing in on them but the road is giving hope.
Feedback from others
Great work on the shadows on the road!
Great atmosphere and draws your eyes to the distance really well
It reminds me of Russia!
I came across this saying and it made me think about the exercise on apples.
It is important to live as if we are always on the eve of a great discovery and prepare to welcome it as completely, intimately and ardently as we can.Unknown Author
The idea of discovery made me think of apples and knowledge but in a childlike way where everything is a chance to learn. We sometimes lose that as adults but this reminds me to get back into the playful mode.
I experimented with the colour, inspired by some of the scenes in Amelie where a green filter is applied to make the red of the apple stand out more.
The font is meant to look Biblical, emphasised with the capitalising of “Eve” to remind us of one of the symbols of knowledge in the Book of Genesis.
This was a quick mock-up just using Canva, but it is an idea I may develop further. At the moment it feels too “social media” as if it is something that people share for inspiration without truly reflecting on it.
This is a page from my sketchbook where I have experimented with the punching holes to make a text technique that was used in Ma(r)king Time.
It gave me a deeper appreciation of the original piece and the technique they used to create the poster.
I first had to experiment with some different paper types and tools. I tried screwdrivers, pens, and drawing pins to try and make the holes. I found the drawing pin was the easiest to get neat holes but was difficult to hold, so I made up a contraption using a straw to hold it! The ideal paper was drawing paper with a slightly heavier weight to it than regular printing paper. The printing paper was easiest to make the holes but the impact of the texture was much stronger with slightly heavier paper.
As you can see my first attempts were very weak. It was surprisingly difficult to get an impactful outline to the letters, especially with the round letters. I also noticed my hand would fatigue pretty quickly, giving me a new appreciation of the artists working for 40 hours on their piece.
I also experimented with which way I made the letters, doing them in reverse was trickier but it gave the final texture I was looking for.
My final ‘TIME’ I think gives the result I was looking for. The letters are well-formed, easy to read, clear, neat and all the same size. There is a recognisable font and form to them.
I loved the texture this produces and its something I will continue to experiment with and try to incorporate into pieces.
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