Reflections on Assessment 1 report, list of plans to improve work in future:
- Try using biro at 45 degree angle to paper.
- Try using textured papers, water colour and pastel papers, etcetera, for different effects.
- When drawing make a few examples of the same drawing to test accuracy and decision-making.
- Practice drawing clear plastic boxes, jars and jugs
- Try drawing larger in order to fully express mark-making
- Further explore reflected light drawings and try to get stronger definition of light
- Use thumbnail sketches
- Try drawing different textures such as metal, wood, sponge, wool and scrunched paper. Build a vocabulary of techniques to refer back to and use for future drawings.
- Try to incorporate collage and frottage into drawings and push the experience of constructing a drawing in broader terms.
- Use accuracy when enlarging from a grid
- Develop consistency within Learning log (I have actioned this by deciding to type up all new log entries)
- Continue to use my own words in research of other artists
- Continue to explore the inclusion of text etc. in my other drawings and consider how to use this exploratory approach in other work.
Suggested viewing/reading from report:
- “To explore drawing approaches which are looser and use tonal blocks within the mark-making, look at Frank Auerbach”
- “For an energy of numerous lines around the form: Alberto Giacometti.”
- “Henry Moore’s sketchbooks of sheep have wonderfully animated mark making, his figure studies include interesting use of wax and wash.”
- “Also use student website learning resources, and highlighted student work on weareoca.com
Pointers for next assignment:
- In your drawing, experiment as often as possible. Be adventurous and take risks.
- Try chunkier mediums like conte, pastels, marker pen or ink and brush. (You have already shown you can do fine line works, so try something new.
- Try drawing on large paper.
- Try coloured paper, brown paper, envelope paper and magazines to draw on.
- Maximise use of sketchbook as an area for rapid and experimental studies, or for further general observations from the world around you.
- Look at examples highlighted on the weareoca.com to get support of the development of your learning log and study in general.