Class started late for this week’s tutorial as we were doing a night drawing.
We used crayons, pastels, and charcoal on brown paper, to compose this piece of drawing. We were taught to observe the middle tones, light tones, and dark tones of our picture plane. It was fascinating how the night scene of our drawings are brought to life with the use of the appropriate colours. I’m not sure about you, but these days when I walk about at night, I’ll start to take notice of the lights that affect our surroundings, and (possibly) compose a similar picture plane, or a rough sketch, as with the one above, in my head. The wonders that art does to one is curiously amazing.
Week 7 sure was an eventful week. We started class on Monday with an examination of lights on different objects – lightest light, middle tones, darkest dark, shadow, cast shadow, reflective light, and tone next to tone. Thereafter, we began our third life drawing. This time applying all the techniques we’ve learnt previously, such as proportions, relativity, and toning.
The pictures below are of the assignment we did in class – life drawing III.
We ended the last week of the first part of Semester I with a trip to the Dragon Kiln on Saturday. It sure was an interesting experience to end off the hectic week! Our trip to the Dragon Kiln will be further elaborated in the next post.