Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Sketchbook Day 7 - getting bigger

You might need to spread over two pages for this; I was irritated initally by the spiral binding in my sketchbook that stopped the sweep of the marker, but managed to manoevre it around and onto the next page. The pink 'wash' from my Tracey Emin' page has seeped through, giving an extra bit of interest to the left page. My plum is getting a bit wrinkled which will make for added detail from now on.
TODAY'S TASK -  Choose a wide marker so that you can make a narrow and wide line. I choose the side of a short length of charcoal in the drawing above. Make a much larger drawing to fill as much og a double page span as you can and do your best over the hinge.

TODAY'S TIP - Experiment with your medium to find out how you can handle it first - see marks on the right. Remember not to use too many lines - just enough to suggest the form and not too many to make it look 'dirty'. You might like to do more than one drawing to get the hang of this - but it is quick!
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  1. Thank you for your fantastic postings day after day! It's getting frantic. I am sorry I am not in London, I looked up Tracey Emin on the web, isn't she on the wild side, I love her art!

  2. I am really looking forward to each day's challenge.Thank you for setting them.

  3. Thoroughly enjoying your blog!! Thank you.