Thursday, 10 October 2013

Tonal drawings

We had another tutor on Tuesday, author and illustrator Alexis Deacon and he suggested I try doing some more tonal drawings, starting with the shadow areas and working outwards, until an outline appeared. I drew this guy in the library because he was working at a computer and stayed there for quite a while!
It was a really weird way of working, not having an outline to begin with, but I think it worked ok (apart from his face! I think I needed a sharper point on my pencil!)
I spent the afternoon in the market, trying out this new technique. Unfortunately, people there did not stay still and I found that I just couldn't get them down on perp quickly enough.
So I went to the Fitzwilliam museum. And three hours later...
I feel a bit bad that the horse doesn't have proper legs, but I was so hungry by that point, I had to leave!
That evening I dug out my pot of stag beetle pieces (I knew they'd come in handy!) and drew some of them too!


Jane said...

You were always good at detailed drawings, remember Legolas?

Amy said...

I love how you casually say "I dug out my pot of stagbeetle pieces" :P they look really good though, Its really nice seeing your uni work!

laurathompsonart said...

It's perfectly normal to have a pot of beetle pieces isn't it?!