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Emphasize round, oval and spherical shapes within a still life composition
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23 April 2020 @ 8:35 pm
Based on the shape & composition project. A really easy method for arranging a still life and, better still, approaching the problem of drawing multi-shaped/sized objects. Will return to this exercise again, just for fun because it is
24 April 2020 @ 9:55 am
Hi Meg. Thanks for sharing. I love the freedom and energy of your ink lines. The attention you have given to drawing the still-life objects is supported really well by the attention you have clearly given to the spaces in-between the objects. Really well done. Fab! Regards, Brian
24 April 2020 @ 2:12 pm
Thanks! It made the drawing really easy to have it broken down like that. May try using the same technique for a single, more complicated object. Lack of resources dictate that im stuck with just a few chalks and chunky pens, but hey! a drawing can be made from anything, yes?!
29 September 2015 @ 3:25 pm
Sorry I should have asked you this question when you gave us the homework but I’m not sure what you mean by ‘related grays or ‘composition studies’
Many thanks for your help with this
29 September 2015 @ 7:39 pm
Step 2 of the project mentions “Related Grey (Complimentary colours mixed together in different quantities)”. So a ‘related grey’ colour is any colour that results from a mix of 2 complimentary colours, for example a red+green or yellow+purple. When colours are mixed in this way they usually result in some beautiful subtle colours with a distinctive grey feel about them.
The “composition studies” are the little colour studies you started making in class.
I hope this helps. I look forward to seeing the results of whatever extra work you have managed to complete at home. See you tomorrow evening.