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P100 Study of Several Trees

Work in a wood or study a group of trees. You might decide to work using a variety of media and introduce colour with crayon, oil pastel or watercolour pencils. … Foliage will provide its own contrasting tonal areas, but … Continue reading

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P95 A Limited Palette Study From Your Sketches

I’ve realised that I must have a penchant for ‘curved perspective’. This is a sketch I drew of a large wooden structure at a recent architecture exhibition at the Royal Academy. There were spiral staircases in two of the ‘legs’ … Continue reading

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P80 Drawing Cloud Formations

Generally I do not like drawing from photographs. I feel that to a certain extent this is ‘cheating’ in that one of the challenges facing an artist is representing a 3D world on a 2D piece of paper. A photograph … Continue reading

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P58 – Still Life In Tone

While I was at Manchester Museum, I ‘grabbed the chance’ to do an exercise I had missed out earlier. … take a look at the darkest areas only. Use coloured pencils or pastels and sketch them in roughly. Then, using … Continue reading

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P65 Drawing [plants and flowers] with other colour media

“Now make some drawings of the same subject as before in other colour media. Experiment with mixing the media.” Lilies drawn with normal pastels I didn’t like the result of using pastels. I felt they were too crude for the … Continue reading

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Techniques with Pastels

As well as my OCA work, I am doing a pastel drawing course at the local college. This evening we were drawing a lemon using different techniques. While the exercise is not an OCA one, I thought I’d share the … Continue reading

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