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Printmaking 1 – P36 – Further Experiments

” … extend your range by adding more colours and using the brush in different ways. What happens when you use the brush handle to draw through the ink on your printing plate? …” Reading through other parts of the … Continue reading

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Photography 1 – P14 – Assignment One “The Square Mile” – Tutor Report

I was somewhat disheartened when I receive feedback on this first assignment. I’ve already done Drawing 1 so I’m used to critical reviews but certainly this report doused any initial enthusiasm I had for the course. Phrases such as “a … Continue reading

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Expressing My Vision Of The Photography 1 Course

Hi I have recently completed Drawing 1 with the OCA. I am now embarking on two more courses viz. Photography 1 – Expressing Your Vision, and Printmaking 1. My first camera cost eight shillings from Woolworths. It had a wire … Continue reading

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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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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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