These are some of drawings I have done whilst at these classes.
Pointillism - using the block paints quite watery, I had a go at drawing a dead leaf using the pointillist technique. I wasn't looking forward to doing this at all, I have only every tried pointillism with a pen and find it very labourious, but using paint and a brush was much more successful and I like the idea of making a palette of colours, as I go along, as they are used. I think this would be very useful for matching fabric and threads to develop the work into a textile piece.
Ink and Dip Pen - this is always a favourite medium to work in. I used the ink and a scratchy dip pen to draw the poppy and shell shape, then used watery ink to add the washes. I like how the shell and the large poppy head have turned out.
Indian Ink and Dip Pen - this time we tried Indian ink and a dip pen, which is quite nice to draw with, I like it when it blobs and the finish is quite shiny.
Mono-prints- great class today - working on mono-prints.
I put purple printing ink onto a glass sheet and rolled it until I had a evenly covered square of ink. I then blotted this lightly with a sheet of sugar paper.
With a sheet of cartridge paper over the ink I drew shell shapes - firstly with a blue softish pencil, which was quite difficult to work with and I had to press on the paper really hard, then with a red Biro - which created a better print and was a lot easier to work with.
I liked the way the prints turned out, lots of inspirational images to work with. I liked the drawings as well, so I photocopied these so that I could use these to work from as well. The next image are my favourites that I think have worked well as drawings and prints.