Drawing – some exercises

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This is about perspective (angular) which, left to its own devices, seems to materialise without too much need for explicit attention. Unfortunately, these exercises require actual focus on actual lines which really throws me. My solution was to use photos to stabilise the scene (anyone else find those intuitive lines behave like a ball of string after a kitten’s been at it once you try to pin them down?), then mark out the lines in charcoal to get the feel of them. I did that with two versions of my photo of Brighton prom (aka vanishing railings), one monochrome, the other in colour, and rather liked how the lines asserted themselves across the image boundaries. Hence, there are two separate but overlapping drawings here, one skeletal and barely present, the other filled and rounded and with a tiny touch of Brighton colour on the rail.

Drawing is one of the two Level 1 courses I’m doing with OCA.

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