Reflections on Assessment 1 report

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

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 to get support of the development of your learning log and study in general.

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