Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Hollister Nadeau's (above) drawing exhibits strong, confident contours with the inclusion of textural elements that add character and ornamentation to the image. Carlos Gutierrez's (below) drawing is a densely, layered space of compositions stacked on one another. His contours are also very confidently drawn emphasizing the depth and dimensionality of the tools by accenting. In other words, he has used bolder, darker lines for the parts that advance towards us and lighter lines for the parts that recede away from us.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday night began with a lecture concerning the various styles and approaches to gesture. We viewed works from John Singer Sargent, Alberto Giacometti and Kathe Kollwitz as well as examples from past students. The primary approaches to Gesture Drawing are: Line, Mass, Line/ Mass combined, and Scribble.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
1. 18 x 24 in. Newsprint pad (no smaller)
2. Compressed Charcoal Sticks ( get the big pack made by Char-Kole)
3. Vine Charcoal Sticks (medium or soft - avoid the hard variety)
4. Charcoal Pencils ( 4b or higher - avoid 2b as they are too hard. I prefer those pictured above, the orangish, wood pencils as opposed to the draw string because it rarely works properly but it will suffice.)
5. Large White Plastic Eraser (mine is that black thing on the left pictured above.)
6. Knead Eraser (the soft battleship gray, lumpy ball above.)
7. And Lastly, it's a good idea to purchase a box cutter or X-acto blade for sharpening pencils and cutting erasers.