Drawing Workshops

I went to a drawing workshop where i tried drawing/sketching with pencils and biro.

These workshops were offered by the weekly art co-op. It was taught by Brian Smith who is a local artist who paints and sketches things. He used to be an architect. I like Brian’s artwork and It was related to my challenge.

Week One

We did different exercises for example: 

  • Draw and shade and object but not face on, we had to put it at a slight angle, 

  • We had to imagine that there was an axle running through the object and that that dictated the structure of the object this helps you to draw things in 3D. 

  • We also had to draw boxes of different shapes and sizes, they were also facing different directions.

  • I learnt that if you are drawing something in 3D and you draw a box around it helps put that something into perspective and it gives it a structure (exoskeleton).

    Here you can see the whole group, Brian is just tearing some more paper

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    This is a picture of me drawing a dinosaur (behind the pencil pot)

Week Two

  • We drew line pictures in context with a biro, we had to pick ordinary objects that were surrounded by not to many and not to few objects, 

  • Afterwards we had to use a viewfinder to make sure we didn’t draw a too bigger or smaller area. I drew a cardboard box that had a light switch, power cable, two people and a shelf near it.

  • We then went into different rooms to find things “in context”.

  • I learnt that context means the objects and surroundings of a subject.

This is a photo of the approximate area that i drew

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This is me just finishing off the tiled area.

Here is the final picture that i drew.                       This is another picture I drew 

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Week Three

  • We practised hatching by finding different views in our viewfinders, we did the same as the week before except that we hatched in the shaded parts,

  • We didn’t necessarily have to do the exact shades, we had to make sure that the shading was all relevant; so the darkest part would be cross hatched (which is where you go over the hatchings you have already done at a different angle) and the lightest part would be widely spaced light lines.

  • We learnt that there are three basic ways of hatching different shades, they were darkest to lightest:

  • Apply lots of pressure to the pen and crosshatch 2 or three times

  • Apply lots of pressure to the pen and draw quite dense lines

  • Draw lightly and leave big gaps between lines

  • I learnt that there are different ways to hatch,

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Brian helped me with the first picture on the right, these were to sketches of two photographs, we were concentrating more on the shading than the drawing itself.

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This is a drawing of the TV, mantelpiece, card, wooden egg, the left side of a candlestick, and some sort of paper aeroplane.

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  • Joshua Gould

    On 10 September 2018, 12:31 Joshua Gould Contributor commented:

    Sounds like you've had a busy few weeks! I'd love to see how this has affected your work - perhaps a before and after of some drawing?

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