The aim of this assignment was to create three dimensional form using line, ensuring the human figure is drawn/captured in proportion and create a successful contour line drawing with atmosphere.
Assignment 4 -Line Final Version
Seated Model in an Upright Chair- Coloured Pencil, Chalk, white charcoal on A1 black paper.
After reading Robert Kaupelis “Experimental Drawing Techniques” and attending the British museum study day I have been really interested in the different marks used by artists especially regarding line. And subsequently the effects they make.
After reading the assignment brief I immediately thought of David Hockney’s Contour drawing of “Henry Geldzabler” 1973. Inspired by Hockney and reading about Albrecht Durer “Portrait of Agnes” c.1494 and Egon Schiele “Self-Portrait” 1910 in “Experimental Drawing Techniques” gave a clear direction to aim for.
I have created depth and form by varying the thickness of the lines and different Media (chalk, white charcoal and coloured pencil on black paper). Overall I have created an atmospheric ghostly image that is a proportionally correct self portrait of my younger self (inspired by the portrait from memory exercise).
I decided to keep to use the black paper and white media for this assignment as I took onboard interim feedback from Joanne Mullvihill- Allen “to limit your palette to one colour – white for example” and from the Exercise Essential Elements where I explored marks with white on black paper.
Drawing exploring marks and media based on drawing by artist Shane Wolf https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/491455378067503352/
After I completed the initial contour lines (below stage 1) using a photo on my computer I played around with different effects on Microsoft photo editor deliberating backgrounds (as per tutor recommendation) however ultimately I think the drawing is successful as a contour drawing with tentative grounding line as a background.