Category Archives: Drawing 1

P167 Assignment Five Option 3

Decide on the most appropriate media for your subject. … At this stage, it’s probably best to use media that you’re very familiar with. … Working on a larger surface will mean that you may need a board tilted towards … Continue reading

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P166 Exercise: Detailed Studies

There may be objects or features that you wish to include in your landscape. … If this element of your drawing is to be convincing you will need to work out the basic elements of the form. As time was … Continue reading

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P164 – Research Point – The Golden Section

Find out about the golden section. Find at least six examples by a range of artists and look at how they have used the golden section in the composition of their pictures. First the maths bit! (courtesy of Wikipedia): “In mathematics, … Continue reading

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P162 Exercise: Aerial Perspective

The atmosphere creates a sense of distance because tonal values lighten the further away something is. Detail is less clear and focus is reduced by the amount of air that we view the landscape through. … Using tonal drawing media … Continue reading

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P161 Exercise: Linear Perspective

… Man-made structures such as buildings, walls, roads, pavements and street furniture with their clearly delineated lines make the ideal subject for studies in linear perspective. … Using a pencil or pen complete a larger drawing in which you attempt … Continue reading

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P160 Exercise: Points of View

Choose any drawing materials that you wish to work with and select a view. … Try not to get involved in detail and work swiftly at recording foreground, middle and far distance. … Turn 90 degrees and repeat until you have … Continue reading

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P159 Exercise: Finding the View

You need to explore the place that interests you. Take your sketchbook and camera with you and make notes as you look round. … Anticipate how the light will change. … Make quick sketches in pencil and notes on aspects … Continue reading

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