Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Project 7 - Spaces in Between

Depicting in a visual way the spaces in between objects.
Looking at the spaces that exist between buildings and walls as much as possible without using the actual objects or buildings as a focus in the drawing.

A1 - Pastels
Setting Up
You will need to find a space where there is a large presence of negative space.
In the city there are large areas of negative space along streets between buildings. Open cut mines are great spaces or spaces in a large shed. Spend some time looking at areas around where you live such as driveways or laneways, to find a negative space that intrigues you.

Project 6 - Movement - Ideas

Setting Up
Although the subject for this project is movement, the actual focus will depend on individual situations. For some students it might be appropriate to set up a workplace overlooking a freeway focusing on the moving traffic. Others may have access to rehearsals at a ballet studio or sporting facility. In this sense it is not important what the actual subject is, as long as there is movement present.

These were just ideas I had....this is when I was sick, I was so ill that I couldn't even get out of bed, it was really a difficult time....so I didn't get it finished .... and apparently I didn't represent movement enough.......funny that, as I couldn't hardly move a muscle and being confined to bed was hard!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Project 5 - Speed & Observation

1 hour 29 mins on the subject, 1 minute on the background

1 hour 29 mins on the background, 1 minute on the subject

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Proj. 4 - Still Life 2

Rendering of a still life, over a three hour period where the artist moves to different distances away from the still life during the production of the image.


getting there....'above and below'

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Project 3 - Exercise 2: Portrait Appropriation

My interpretation of Martin Ball's Neil Finn Portrait

Finn & Grabowsky

Friday, October 3, 2008



Observing the head or face from different points of views.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Project 2 - Warped Grid Portraits

1st Distortion of Grid Portrait 

2nd Distortion of Grid Portrait 

Comparison of 1st & 2nd Distortions 

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Extension Project 1 - Reflections in Water

This activity is similar to Project One, in that it involves drawing reflections of yourself as well as a great deal of other very complex modes of depiction.
Your site for this project may be the bathroom where you will find reflections in water from a sink or bath. It may be your pool, a lake or a river nearby that provides you with an adequate, recognisable reflection of your face....

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- trying to get a decent photo of this drawing is harder than it was to actually draw.....frustrating, because I know it is not such a great drawing,
but it DOES look a little better in reality than it does here!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

VAR12 - Project 1, Exercise 1 - Reflections of Self


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Portrait distortion from looking into a shiny object - ie metal bucket, spoon, stainless steel bowl, etc.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

VAR12 - Project 1 - Reflections

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- working on Project 1
Time Allowed 3 Hours
Looking at your reflection in something round and shiny like a stainless steel soup ladle, colander, bowl, steel kettle, sink, hubcap, or a reflective sphere of any description.
· one A1 piece of paper
· one drawing board
· masking tape
· a rounded shiny object
· a series of black felt pens/ thick textas