Part 2, Project 2 (Still Life) – Reflection

Review of my previous two exercises Exercise 1 Successful aspects texture, visible brushstrokes differentiation of groups using color, contrast dynamic composition, diagonal angles Struggles achieving the right lines choosing right material for a desired result deciding whether to fix mistakes or embrace them as part of the process deciding whether to finish a “failed” drawing or start over I think I managed to achieve some sense of depth by the use of angles, perspective, and the placement of objects in front and behind other objects. It was hard not being able to use tone, and thus not being able to … Continue reading Part 2, Project 2 (Still Life) – Reflection

Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

The following artists came to mind as I thought about negative vs. positive space. Some of them aren’t really “from today” but felt they were very relevant for this research point. Gary Hume (1962 – ) Gilou Brillant (1935 – ) Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972) Audrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) Will Bradley (1868 – 1962) René Gruau (1909 – 2004) Fredrick Hammersley (1919 – 2009) Henri Matisse (1896 – 1954) I browsed through these artists and did small thumbnail drawings of the works that really got my attention in terms of the use of … Continue reading Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

Still life genre, 16th century to today  many elements in composition, mostly natural vegetables, flowers, food, fruits, animals scientific/botanical illustrations realism, detailed, vivid colors sharp contrast light and shadow Still life as a genre began in the 17th century predominantly in the Netherlands, though German, French, Italian and Spanish still life can also be found from this period. In the 15th and 16th century, still life objects were implemented mostly as religious symbols in manuscripts, panel paintings and the like. The urbanisation of Dutch and Flemish society started to change this, bringing about the use of still life as a … Continue reading Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

Assignment one – Self-assessment

• Demonstration of technical and visual skills I feel like I have demonstrated a good knowledge of technical and visual skills. This isn’t my first drawing course, which means that I’ve already practiced on my drawing skills and that I’ve already experimented with many materials. With this assignment, I think I’ve been able to look at things with a new perspective, meaning that I’ve embraced new techniques (such as cross-hatching) and started to come out of my comfort zone. I think my observational skills are good and I feel confident that I made a believable representation of what I was … Continue reading Assignment one – Self-assessment