I’ve been obsessing somewhat with facial features on the grounds that I absolutely can’t graduate this course without being able to render a decent eye or ear, or particularly a nose which never seems to fit the face properly when … Continue reading Noses begone!
After Drawing Skills1 came home to roost a day or so ago, Practice of Painting and Understanding Painting Media have also done a flit and been rehomed here. So now there’s a flock of replicated pages and headings perched up … Continue reading More blog migrations
If this blog suddenly looks larger, bigger, rounder, and more populated with stuff, it’s because I have imported my three Level 1 (HE4) OCA blogs now that they’re safely in the bag at a progressive 56% (Drawing Skills 1), 61% … Continue reading Blog supernova!
When you’re doing a course, every so often there’s the inconvenience of preparing an assessment portfolio. These days, it’s digital so there’s no more wrestling of large pieces into massive cases for posting. Or, increasingly because now there’s something a … Continue reading Short hiatus
Asked to make a detailed painting of weeds on a mid-tone base, obviously I went for black cartridge, big brushes, and an animation. If there are any resonances, they’re Dutch vanitas (faint), and Kim Baker’s updated version of same (a little louder). Continue reading Weeds – painting animated in Pixaloop/MotionLeap
All artwork and manipulated images (c) suzanne conboy-hill 2020. The art work they came from is on my dedicated UPM module blog here, here, and here. Continue reading 21st century tondos
Apart from the challenge of finding someone other than yourself to draw and a landscape that isn’t the parked car outside your front window, lock down works quite well for a distance student used to the vacuum of no physical … Continue reading Busy, busy, lock down busy
After finishing with the hot whales, I realised I’d been asked to revisit line drawings of faces from an earlier part of the Drawing1 OCA module and so I recruited some suitable internet models and bashed out a few interpretive copies in conte crayon on A1 flipchart paper. Cheap as chips. This first one took just five minutes and probably met the brief somewhat, whereas the later ones took rather longer, having not met it at all. There is at least some line visible in this one. This rather gentle old chap I managed to turn into a Burglar … Continue reading Drawings of several faces & a cat
This was the piece I’d been developing – A1, grand vision, waves and whales in ice cold blues. I liked it. I also liked the crops I’d used to help focus the energy of it and I’d put those into … Continue reading Rapidly updated final submission piece
This module has taken eighteen months, partly due to my taking too seriously tutor advice to slow down, thereby missing a deadline. It means I need to finish the next two modules in the same time. No pressure then. The Drawing unit sets out the basics of mark-making with reference to still life, landscape, the human form, and – in my case – whales. This is a detail from the larger A1 piece, made in acrylics on white cartridge selectively prepared with layers of black and white gesso for substance and texture. There are nods here to Hambling, Turner, Klee, and … Continue reading Final assignment for the Drawing module – in paint!