Aristides atelier drawings continued

I noticed that many of the drawings to copy are made with graphite the nature of which, until now, I hadn’t really questioned, imagining it was maybe another word for ‘pencil’. But looking at the way this medium seemed to work, I was struck by how much smoother the result was and so I investigated further. Of course, graphite really is not pencil although it does come in sticks. I bought some of each, the powder arrived first and my goodness is this a tricky substance. I had no idea (still don’t) how to make it stay where I want … Continue reading Aristides atelier drawings continued

Part 1, project 2 overlaying washes

For some reason, the instructions for this task became more impenetrable the more I read them. I’ve done something but whether it meets the brief or not, I can’t be sure. I also used the products of this exercise as the base for the next one – opaque colour mixing – so I had direct comparisons. The second part involved mixing the main colours with white to increase opacity. I used the right hand side of the original washes for this to enable direct comparison. I’m biased here; I like heft and texture rather than watery applications although I can … Continue reading Part 1, project 2 overlaying washes