Sunday, 28 August 2011
Today I chose a vase. I love this old stone vase and have tried to draw it many times. The difficulty is in getting the sides the same. I am sure you will think I have not done that but I can assure you it is my best attempt yet!
We were then encouraged to try using charcoal to draw,so that we could vary the thickness and intensity of the line. Also we were told to draw and use a whole page. When I look at the two drawings I can see the they are slightly different. I think the smaller one is slightly more accurate. The larger one has more lines going round - this is because by the time I drew that version there was more sunlight and some very faint lines showed up.
The shading is not very accurate - I found that as the sun kept going in and coming out it was hard to capture. But I shall keep trying. Slowly I do feel slightly more confident. Let's face it, it's not a matter of life and death, I am supposed to be doing this for enjoyment! Have I managed to convey the 'roundness' of the vessel? If not, how can I achieve this?
##Looking at the drawings here on the page I can see quite clearly that I have not got the two sides the same at all - but I am not taking the pictures off - I shall try again tomorrow and see if I can get it any better. That way, if there is an improvement I shall be able to see it clearly!