Pr1-Ex1: Doodling

This exercise was about freeing the mind and just doodling. I used an A2 cartridge paper sketch pad for the surface.

Doodling01

I really like these large black rectangle marks made by dabbing a fat chiselled permeant marker. I’d be interested in using these marks in a large drawing. Creating shade where the marks are closer together. Makes me think of Chuck Close, how he used squares with crosses in them of different value to build some of his portraits.

With the horizontal lines I dragged a felt tip across the page in one continuos line trying to keep it as straight as possible. I tried always to keep some white between the lines and not to crash them. As the lines increased the tiny wobbles in the first line become enhanced. Plus further wobbles add up to make a really intreating result.

I like the way an image can grow organically. The deliberate decision to draw a straight line was made with the first line. After that I stuck to the formula of leaving a small, evenly spaced white space between lines. So the previous line dictated how the picture will grow, not my decision as to were to move the pen. I kept the movement fast and fluid so natural mistakes were aloud. This could be done on a large scale and produce some thing really interesting. The result looks like a liquid surface to me.

Doodling02

In this doodle I thought of birds in flight, air, clouds, wind, animals, cave paintings, water, meadows, flowers, corn and windmills. I drew quickly so as not to try to represent the things in detail. But just what first came to mind.

doodling03

These snake or track like marks were made by dragging a broken 6B graphite stick along on its side applying different pressures. Pressure points have caused the edges of the tubes to be darker, and lighter in the centre. With one stroke the tubes look shaded giving them a translucent tubular form.

Advertisements

About Emma Perring

I am an artist working in mainly soft pastel at present.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Oil and Pen

Paintings, Writings, and Life After College

anna warren portfolio

looking for beauty in the small things

The Scratchboard Comic Project

an ongoing comic project by Karin Gafvelin

Violet's Vegan Comics

Virtual Vegan Comics for Children

Wayne Burrows

Blog and website of Wayne Burrows

Garth Bayley Artist

Musings of a working artist

surface & surface

Art & Design Choice Cuts

Yeshua's Child Art

Art that Expresses the Heart

Amy Walsh-Harris

Thoughts on my work.

drawthepublic

illustrator Russell Jackson

odsanfineart

Beautiful oil paintings to light up your life

alison512480

My Learning Log - Drawing 1

OCA Ektah Maha

my oca art work and assignment

The Weekly Muse by Susan Martin Spar

Paintings by Fine Artist Susan Martin Spar

Leanne Thomas Paintings

Creativity, Inspiration, Thoughts

Alexa Cox Studio

#art #painting #drawing #pages #energy #movement #emerging #disappearing #potential

isbrytare

Your flesh is my convenience

Lucy Duke

watercolour pastel artist

Book Press Printing

OCA Printmaking 1 Learning Log

OCA Painting 1 Learning Log

An online learning log for OCA Painting 1 - The Practice of Painting

animalartresource

Just another WordPress.com site

Arlene Sharp: OCA Painting 1: Practice of Painting

Open College of the Arts Learning Log Student no. 509550

ralfking

My search for creativity

Alexandra Gallagher

A scrapbook of things I like, my work and everything else

BUSY BRUSH CAFE

a self-taught artist discusses acrylic painting, photoshop and the creative process.

London Drawing

London Drawing: Drawing Performance Creativity

%d bloggers like this: