Category Archives: Textures

Week 2 – Cloth Study

Following on from last week’s observation lesson, we took a look at different folds in cloth.  I didn’t realise they had names!

We had the option of drawing the different folds or to make a study of the cloth we are going to use in our own composition in next week’s still life.

I opted to make a study of the tea towel that I am going to use next week.

Size A3 (16"x12") 13/01/2013

Size A3 (16″x12″)
13/01/2013

I decided to use Pastel Pencils as I had more control over the more detailed parts of the cloth.  I found it really challenging but, thoroughly enjoyable.

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New Term – Week 1

It was great being back in class today, there were lots of new faces as well as the more familiar ones.

We started off as we normally do with an observation session.  The new starters did mushrooms, whilst the rest of us had clothes hanging from an airer to attempt.

We could use any medium we liked so, I decided on to use Charcoal.

Size TBC  08/01/2014

Size A3 (16″x12″)
08/01/2014

I’m really pleased with the way this turned out.  It was a challenge but, it was one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Derwent Art Academy – 3 Classes Done 3 To Go!

I decided to sign up to the online Derwent Art Academy course, once you complete the 6 classes and graduate you receive a certificate from the Academy and a tin of Derwent pencils!

I am really enjoying it, I’ve only completed 3 classes so far, they are great fun to do.  When you submit each of your drawings you receive an email and then the next lesson is unlocked.

I have posted my submissions under the Practice Pieces tab, why don’t you sign up and have a go yourself!

Oil Bar & Charcoal

Today’s lesson was brilliant fun!

We had a play with Transparent Oil Bar and Charcoal.  The Oil Bar is exactly what it says on the tin, it’s oil paint in a bar.  To get the Oil Bar and Charcoal to blend softly we used white spirit.  It’s a really messy media to work with but, the effects you can create are really interesting.  I used different implements to create different effects and textures such as:  a toothpick, a palette knife, a paint brush and an old rag.  I also experimented with putting Charcoal under or over the Oil Bar.

I have posted my experimentations under the Practice Pieces Tab.