Assignment 2: First drawing

a2-chalk

I kicked off with a large drawing of one of the areas I had made a ruff sketch of. I felt far more inspired by starting off with a larger drawing and seeing how it went rather than fiddley sketches in the a4 book. I find it easier and more natural, fun, inspiring to work big.

  • A3/A2 water colour paper
  • water soluble colouring pencils + water
  • Soft pastels

a2-d1

So I drew in the shapes. I pressed hard with the pencil. I want to be really experimental and not worry about out come but be bold with marks and mix up media to see what the results are. So I decided not to care if the under drawing showed through, might end up looking good!? in the end the chalks covered the marks any way.

Next I drew in roughly the view out the widow. As this is a preparatory drawing I just marked the basic shapes and experimented with wall texture. Next the fun bit..

a2-d2

I went over the colour pencil with a wet brush allowing the drips to run down. Again not being precious about it just seeing what happened. I hoped perhaps it might give a rainy day effect.

a2-d3Once dry I proceed to block in the colour. Nice and quick as I’m using soft pastel. I try to work the drawings by building the hole lot together rather than working right to left as I did before. This defiantly helps to balance the image. I can see from the early stages if it’s working. Talking of balance I added the bottle on the left to balance the plant pot on right, bottle wasn’t in original set up. Pleased I noticed this, not sure I would have months ago before starting course. I think it works well to balance.

From there on in it was just a case of building the detail. I could have carried on and tided it up more but as not final drawing wanted a) not to over work it and b) get it done in an afternoon. I actually like it how it is. I’m always attracted to paintings that are not over worked. It has a nice sense of light and light source. This is the best I’v ever achieved this. I think using different media for outside has worked nicely.

I did add the label righting hurriedly in colour pencil then hated it so toned down with white calk which kind of lost the light shining through the label effect. Oh well.

The plant pot and leafs could do with a bit more work. It is a preparatory drawing not the final one. The perspectives a bit off here and there especially top of plant pot. However as a hole maybe it give it a certain charm? Will experiment with putting the large lines in with ruler and being more precise with foreshortened circles.

  • Moving on
  • I want now to stick with this view. (was going to experiment with others but like this one so much just going to refine the choice.)
  • Try adding some of the elements I mentioned in primary research such as fish and plastic bag. ( now bag will be filled with veg on rubbish to fit natural objects brief.)
  •  Want to experiment with different media. Ink may work well for out side view. Could lay page on floor and experiment with dripping for rainy effect.
  • Be experimental
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About Emma Perring

Artist, oil painter

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