Monday, 17 March 2014

Drawing and colour

I began Dionne Swift's Drawing for Textiles online course this morning . I spent a happy time freeing up my drawing technique again with continuous drawing, using a variety of mark-making tools - fine and thick marker pens, one of which was refillable, and a thick charcoal stick. It was suggested we should restrict ourselves to black marks so we could focus on the weight of mark and its nature rather than worrying about colour.

This I did when I was doing the exercise this morning and a small section isolated with an oblong window is shown here ...



But ... this afternoon, I just couldn't resist the temptation to isolate some other areas on my drawings with a window and then take my Inktense pastels and add some colour.

The results are shown here somewhat enhanced in Photoshop ...



... and I really enjoyed breaking the rules ... but I'll be back on the straight and narrow tomorrow.



6 comments:

  1. I love this work, love the colored areas especially!

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    1. Thanks, Connie, I'm really enjoying the move into abstraction that this is provoking. LOTS more to follow in the next 3 weeks, I'm sure.

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  2. Always good to exercise your creative muscles.

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    1. Always, always good - the stuff of life for me, I think! And how helpful the internet is in reaching out to new ideas.

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  3. Caught you!!!! Love a rule breaker :-)

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    1. Thanks, Dionne. I know I'm going to find all the exercises and techniques on your course very useful indeed once I get a good dose of time to investigate. I already feel I know more where to go next in my work.

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