Areas that worked well:
- Drawings working as a sequence or hidden narrative – bedroom watercolour
- Interesting compositions with different viewpoints
Thinking about both these points I decided to work on two further A 4 drawings to accompany the A 3 pencil drawing of the lounge to see how the different perspectives and compositions of the same subject, added to the narrative.
I like how these suggest a movement of time and changing of view from inside looking out to outside looking in. I think they could have worked better if they were all the same size and I used the same colour range.
Things to work on:
- be bolder and more confident- substitute large brush for pencil
- go smaller with finer tools – push pencil or silverpoint
- consider different supports – e.g. gesso primer, unusual formats
- use sketch books more for preparatory drawings – experiment with media
After receiving my report I had a further conversation with my tutor. We had an interesting talk about size and how I could think about drawing with different extremes. How would one of my portraits look if enlarged further ? What impact would a more detailed drawing of an interior have if drawn on a postcard size support framed on an A1 sheet. What demands would it make on the viewer?
These are all considerations I will take with me on the next stage of my drawing journey.