Line and Shape
This was a seated pose focusing on line and shape rather than colour. I chose an ink pen for this as I felt it would be good for describing the shapes of the figure and I would be able to use bracelet hatching to describe the roundness.
I tried a couple of poses and decided I liked when the legs are crossed slightly side on and relaxing back into the chair. Unfortunately I didn't recheck the brief at this point as it asked for the model to have their hands resting on their thighs so I've made an error here. I liked this pose however so hopefully it wont make a difference.
|Final piece A3 pen|
This was a reclining pose with suggestions of lying back in an arm chair or a sofa but I really wanted to try full lying down pose on the bed. I wanted the feet to come towards me so I could have a go at foreshortening.
Because this drawing was supposed to show tone, I wanted to use a soft medium that I could layer on to get darker areas. I chose a Conte pastel pencil in blue as I though the colour gave some atmosphere to the drawing. In the end I found that just the one colour on its own couldn't be applied dark enough for the darkest tones. Using the colour wheel I though that adding the opposite colour to blue (orange) would create shade. In the end however this didn't seem to work, whether it was the particular colours I tried I'm not sure. I ended up using a purple colour in the darkest shadows which I think worked quite well. So the colour theory didn't work!
For the final piece I chose the position where he was almost straight on which was not what I intended. I had expected a more slanting pose would be better but when I did the sketches they just didnt seem as pleasing. I think the angle of the light coming in had a lot to do with my choice as well. It's possible the other poses would have been better if the bed was in a different position or if I could have placed myself in a different position (other furniture and wall were getting in the way).
|Final Piece A2 Conte pastel pencil|
Now I just have to send everything to my tutor! I really enjoiyed this assignment.