Assignment 4, criteria review

Demonstration of technical and visual skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills (35%). I do feel I have demonstrated a broad range of skills with the three assignment pieces and my preparatory work.  I have used many different materials and have pushed myself to use interesting composition.  I have also…

Assignment 4 – tonal reclining figure study

This was my first assignment piece for section 4.  I have been really inspired by the charcoal drawings of Frank Auerbach and William Kentridge – there is something bold and challenging in their work and I, therefore, chose to use charcoal in the hopes of connecting my own work with something out of the ordinary.…

Part 4. Project 1. Exercise 2.

What difficulties did you encounter when approaching the cloth/figure as a whole? The textural variations needed to be more obvious between the cloth and the model.  It all looks too much like the continuation of the same form. Had to remind myself to focus on the tone in the image rather than the lines that…

Assignment 4 – self portrait using line and tone

My final piece of work for my assignment submission and by far and away the biggest challenge. This piece of work begs the question – what should this portrait be? – how do I reveal myself?  It is a far more personal drawing depicting oneself naked rather than a life model – suddenly it takes…

Part 4. Project 6. Exercise 3.

Historically I studied fashion and still have an interest in fashion illustration and the stylised look of fashion photography.  I decided to create an imaginary portrait with the subject being a ‘fashion’-type model – thin and interesting – but to keep in mind Egon Schiele’s way of drawing nudes – quirky, unusual, striking. I enjoyed…