Stage 2: Observing Qualities

Stage 2

Increase my sensitivity to the qualities, properties, components and construction of the items.

Individual Objects

I wanted to get my ‘eye-in’ by making a drawing of each object, observing it and gaining familiarity with it individually.


Graphite pencil on drawing cartridge.


Graphite pencil on drawing cartridge.


Detail of shell
Sumi ink, brush on watercolour paper

My initial response to the pineapple was visceral and tactile. Rather than draw it, I did some printing with a pineapple skin. I wanted to capture the 3-D nature of it.


Acrylic on paper,
Pencil rubbing on paper


Acrylic on 100% cotton homespun.
Detailed markings!


Graphite pencil on drawing cartridge.


Detail.
Graphite pencil on drawing cartridge.


3-D Investigations;
Quick model – drawing cartridge.

To be uploaded
Straw fan. A good exercise in repeating pattern.
Graphite pencil on drawing cartridge.


Impression of coconut half-shell.
Acrylic on tissue-paper.
The tissue paper wrapped around the painted coconut shell nicely. I like how the three holes at the bottom can be distinguished.


Gouache on drawing cartridge

Groups of Objects


Graphite pencil on drawing cartridge.
Lots of varying textures here. The ultra-smooth straw, the rumply soft paper and the hairy coconut. Used ‘agitated’ movements, holding the tip of the pencil for the coconut.


Sarong, palm leaf and shell.
Charcoal on tissue paper.
The tissue paper seemed the perfect base for this drawing, as it has the same light and breezy texture as the sarong, which I was attempting to capture. The rumples and drapes of the sarong were best captured by observing the shadows; hence I changed from graphite pencil to charcoal to express these more adequately. Drawing fabric drapes is tricky!


Graphite pencil and charcoal on drawing cartridge.
Fan, shell and sarong.


Edges and seams
Sumi ink, brush on cartridge


Drawing fast.
Graphite pencil, marker on cartridge.


Silhouette.


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