Assignment 4

Assignment 4 – piece added

During Part 5 I revisited painting my husband, as the last painting I made of him in colour, didn’t tonally quite work.  Although, the curtains in my living room are burgundy, in the painting they look too blockly, taking away too much focus from the reclining figure.  So, I decided Read more…

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Assignment 4

Assignment four

Line drawing in a seated position – 2 hours Before starting the first portrait, figure study using line, for help I looked up line drawings by Henry Moore, (1989-1986) and David Hockney (b.1937-) for their seemingly simple line drawings and in particular Henry Moore’s sensitive ‘Shelter’ studies for inspiration and Read more…

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Exercise 2 Your own head

Initially, I did three 5 minute sketches, the first in wax relief and watercolour wash and two in pencil, one in blue colouring pencil.  For the first sketch I deliberately chose wax relief to get started and although it is not particularly a good likeness and as I was not Read more…

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Research Point – Artists depicting the face

The artist representing portraiture has had many a motivation, from producing self-studies, to commissions, whether through religious commissions for the wealthy, or just the rich, history has shown the ability of the artist to be able to depict, and often enhance a subject, through their choice of mediums.  From ancient Read more…

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Exercise 1 Facial features

In my A5 sketchbook I started by drawing eyes, noses and mouth, ears, from mine, my mum, husband and commuters on the train using a biro pen and pencil.       After sketching in my A5 sketchbook I found it a bit odd just drawing the individual features and wanted Read more…

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Project 5 – Richard Hambleton to David Haines

Before continuing onto Project 5 it was advised we compare Richard Hambleton’s ‘Osaka’, 1981, with David Haine’s ‘New Balance Sneakers verses KFC Bucket’ 2007/8.  These two very different takes on movement are very much in contrast;  Hambleton’s is expressive with bold brush strokes and lots of splattered paint marks helping Read more…

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Exercise 2 Groups of figures

For this exercise I took the opportunity to sketch groups of figures at a lecture I attended in my town.  I deliberately sat at the rear of the room so I could see everyone as they came in to find a seat.  During the sketches I had to keep my Read more…

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Exercise 1 Single moving figure

I decided to include a variation of ‘moving’ single figures for this exercise.  Two from my life drawing class; one of which is the dancing male model and the other of a female dancing for a warm up exercise, both on A3 paper.    A2 sketches of moving figures from Read more…

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