Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WET MEDIA: Pen and Ink

Last night the class made drawings from a single object. The objective was to continue exploring the techniques of pen and ink, specifically hatching. The first thing to note in the drawings below is the placement. Did the student decide to place the object at an angle? Too often objects are observed straight ahead which may not be the most interesting or dynamic composition. This works in Chani's drawing because the object is mostly round. A diagonal placement is especially effective in Ashley's drawing because of the framework of the lantern. Second, take note of the direction each student has applied the hatches addressing the cross-contours and planes of the objects as well as the light and local value.
Drew Horton

Chani Spitzer-Christenson

Ashley Garr

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