Exercise: Drawing in Paint

02/06/15

Look around your house for an arrangement of objects that just happens to be there…  Work initially in your sketchbook with a pencil or some other drawing medium…  notice linear aspects… look at hard lines and angles… 

Drawing in Paint Kitchen utensils hanging on a rack in the kitchen. One tonal and one linear sketch exploring composition. Pencil in A4 sketchbook.

Drawing in Paint
Kitchen utensils hanging on a rack in the kitchen.
One tonal and one linear sketch exploring composition.
Pencil in A4 sketchbook.

Drawing in Paint Kitchen utensils hanging on a rack in the kitchen. One tonal and one linear sketch exploring composition. Larger compositional work through sketch. Pencil in A4 sketchbook

Drawing in Paint
Kitchen utensils hanging on a rack in the kitchen.
One tonal and one linear sketch exploring composition.
Larger compositional work through sketch.
Pencil in A4 sketchbook.

NB More notes added within the sketchbook as requested by my tutor from last assignment’s feedback.  This is helping me refer back and forwards over my thoughts and experiments, rather than confining most thoughts to my learning log blog which isn’t always as accessible.

03 & 09/06/15

Decided to use stretched cartridge paper and taped to the ratio 7:10 scaled up to 28 x 40cm.  I stuck to my thoughts in my sketchbook by using a more dilute consistency of paint.  The background wooden unit that the objects were hanging on was painted white, all the utensils bar two were stainless steel, so I decided to play around with the colours a little.  The silicon masher and mini whisk were indeed an acid green, this played off against the steely blue (Daler Rowney System 3 Process Cyan mixed with titanium white), and instead of flat white for the unit, I used a dilute cadmium red (as a complimentary to the green) for the shadows with a hint of the blue to add dark tone.  As suggested I used a more linear way of working yet still added some tone to give form.  This is a completely different way of working for me as I generally use more neat paint, I am happy with the outcome as it gives a fresher image that isn’t overworked and looks more modern and less “traditional”.

Final painting. Acrylic on cartridge paper. 28x40cm

Drawing in Paint.
Final painting.
Acrylic on cartridge paper.
28x40cm

 

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