- A4 sketch book
- fine liner
- colouring pencils
- oil pastil
I salvaged some bottles and jars from the recycling tying to get a selection of shapes and sizes. Sadly no coloured glass was available. But maybe an all clear arrangement will look best anyway. I scoured the labels off most of the vessel leaving two still on.
I started with a sketch of the arrangement in using assorted drawing tools mentioned in list above. This pencil study of the olive oil bottle is the fist attempt at depicting glass in a realistic fashion.
- A4 sketch book
- colour pencil
- dipping ink
These thumb nails show different arrangements. By this point I had soaked al the labels off so I was just dealing with transparent glass surfaces to study. The first, top right as you look at it was done kneeling on the floor looking up at the bottles. Also I was viewing them virtually end on. This gave an interesting overlapping view point where I could observe glass through glass and the distortions that occurred because of this.
Second thumb nail is viewed almost straight on with the glass wear at chest level. I think this is the composition I’m going with for further studies.
For the third thumb nail turned full page study I arranged on the floor so as to be looking down on it, I used the striped cloth to add more interest and to observe how it changed when viewed through the cylindrical transparent jars and bottles.
I arranged the objects so they where at different visual depths towards and away from my eye. With the arrangement on the radiator I can only sit them all in a line.
This was an enjoyable study. I observed subtle green and blue/purple shades in the glass. So I used green and purple colouring pencils to suggest form and glass. The stripped material is really blue but as my blue colouring pencil has gone missing I went for orange purely because I thought it would work well with the rest of the page. I started the drawing by marking in the outlines with a soft brown pencil that I also used to indicate shadow.