P130 Assignment Four – 1 Line and Shape

Pose your model on a hard chair. … Although this exercise is about line and shape, it’s still important to understand the complete form and having directional lighting will help.

I based the pose for this assignment on Tintoretto’s Susanna and the Elders. I felt that Sandra’s curves would work well in line and shape as she leaned forward creating several smooth creases.

I tried the pose from different angles and with variations. I also practised the hands and feet:


Soft graphite pencil


Fine liner pen




Soft graphite pencil

I liked the black lines obtainable in charcoal. The fine liner pen’s lines were too fine for this.

Final Assignment Piece in Charcoal on 650mm x 500mm Pastel Paper




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I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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