Last night the class made drawings exploring line quality and gesture techniques.
Chelsie's drawing is an example of the cross-contour approach. Lines move across the frontal contours wrapping the form. There are no outside contours. Notice how she has established a light source by darkening the lines on the left side of the gourd.
Ian's drawing illustrates the continuous-contour method. Lines follow the contours wrapping the form in a cage-like structure. Notice how he has rephrased the outside contours searching and correcting as he moves around the form.
Dalton's drawing is a scribble gesture. Lines fill the form in a tangled web capturing the mass of the form as well as the light. In addition, scribble gestures tend to exhibit textural qualities too. Depending on the mark-making, some are course whereas others may appear soft like lamb's wool.
Michelle has made a drawing that focuses on the negative areas within the still life arrangement. By using the mass technique of drawing with the broad side of compressed charcoal, she addresses the shadows, pockets and valleys around and within the forms. The objective is to "suggest" the forms. Her composition is very well balanced with an wide range of values addressing form as well as space.