Monthly Archives: March 2012

Project 2 Stage 1 Preparation

I was very excited about starting Stage 1 of Project 2 as I have been collecting fabrics, threads, buttons, ribbons, yarns etc, mostly from Flea markets since before Christmas and was eager to sort them into groupings. I decided to stick to colour family groupings: black, silver and grey; earth colours; white or neutral; greens, […]

Stage 4 Review of work so far

Stage 4 Review of work so far Have you ever thought about your drawing this way before? I have done a lot of work on mark-making before, particularly when working with Primary school children. I was teaching it rather than actually doing it so it was good for me to ‘get down to basics’ again! […]

My progress report

My Progress Report Well, I got very behind with my learning blog but that isn’t because I haven’t been working. On the contrary, I have been working very hard – just find it difficult to keep blogging though I know I must get myself into some kind of a routine. The last few days I […]

Working from sketchbooks 2

Well I have read the notes for Stage 4 Working from your sketchbooks and am a little confused as to what to do. I decided not to think too much about it. I looked through my work and picked out some drawings which I thought I could work on. I then did a series of […]

Working from Sketchbooks

Well I have now reached Stage 4 but what do I need to do apart from reviewing the last 3 stages? As far as I can make out, I need to go through my work looking for images particularly rich in texture. Well, as far as I am concerned they are all rich in texture […]

Stage 3 Exercise 2 Studies of the surface texture

Exercise 2 involved looking around for interesting surface textures and making marks to express these textures. I chose a glass vase, a piece of silver paper and finally a wooden sign. 1. First of all, I looked at a glass vase which was catching the light and I thought this would be interesting. Words to […]

Stage 3 Using marks to create surface textures – Exercise 1

I really enjoyed Exercise 1 and had a lot of my own photos to choose from. I sifted through my collection and I selected three which I thought would be ideal: 1. Steps leading down to the water’s edge, with reflections and light casting shadows in interesting ways on different surfaces 2. A wall made […]