The workshop will be here on:
Wednesday 5th August, 6PM UK tme, 1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific
This month we’ll be producing a stright line block in from a photo reference of a simple still life set up. It’s not quite as challenging as working from life, but more so that reproducing a previously made line drawing.
I’ll supply a photo for printing off or working from a screen tomorrow. The photo will have a grid of sorts, but will just be divided into four.
The workshop will focus on:
Accuracy – working sight size, we’ll try to make sure our drawing is exactly the same size as the original
Simplification of form – taking a complex subject and simplifying it down to a straight(ish) line block in.
Once the block-in is done, we’ll check our results by tracing our drawing and then laying it over the original, as we did last time.
Really up to you. All you’ll really need is something to draw with, and something to draw on.
I’ll be using charcoal. If you can set up your reference and your drawing side-by-side on a vertical easel, that will help a lot. If not, just set it up as best you can.
If you don’t have an upright easel, a good option can be simply to screw a drawing board to the wall!
I’d advise covering the drawing board with something softer. A sheet of craft card is great, or a couple of sheets of paper if you don’t have any. It’s a much more forgiving surface to work on.
Here are a few version of the reference image, they should print out at 8 x 10 inches, which is the size I’ll be working.
Just pop back here when we’re due to start.