September 20, 2011

from colours to grays (module 1, extra activity 3)

In a previous post I showed the results from drawing single objects from black and white photographs. I think it is a great way to become aware of contrast by using a single colour like the gray of a pencil. Translating a composition from colour to grays makes the exercise more difficult, but I'm happy with the result:

Composition partly in pencil
For the drawing I used a Koh-I-Noor Progresso and a Derwent Dark Wash 8B pencil

The objects used for the composition are:
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  1. Your drawing looks very effective, such an interesting arrangement of textures and shapes

  2. This is a great experiment. Thanks for following my blog.

  3. You've done a great job on this activity for the course!

  4. Your sketching is pretty impressive too, Geni. I shall be interested to follow your progress and see how much the course has changed with the new syllabus. I took Level 3 on the old course and found it changed my approach to my work considerably. Good luck and have fun!


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