Exercise 1.4 Line and Edges
I havn’t been blogging for a while unfortunately due to heath problems, but I’m finally feeling like I want to get stuck back in to the course, although I may have to speed up a little!
After experimenting with different types of line in my sketchbook I looked at my archival pieces again with a view to capturing certain aspects and features using linear marks.
In this piece I used a chunky marker pen to create lines to represent one of the embroidered flowers on the parade cape. The embroidery on the petals seem to be long straight stitches, so I tried to capture this with linear marks travelling in the same direction.
In this drawing I used pencil to capture the horizontally embroidered gold work flowers on the bullfighters jacket. I used short linear marks to represent the rows of embroidery across the petals.
In this piece I attempted to capture smaller decoration on the shoulder of the bullfighters jacket. The decoration appears to use threads which criss cross around a circular shape, so I used long lines to portray a similar effect.
Here I used charcoal to create lines to represent the tassel decoration on the bullfighters jacket. I used straight lines to show the shiny silken ball of the tassel and curly lines to show the fluffy tufts of the tassels.
In this drawing I tried to capture the sequinned trim and stitching along the of edges slit in the parade cape. I used ink to create simple lines to outline the sequins and long lines to show the stitching.
In this drawing I tried to capture one of the embroidered flowers on the parade cape. I used a carpenters pencil which has a large wide lead. The lead had a nick in the middle which gave the drawing an interesting effect, creating a double line effect.
In this drawing I experimented using a continuous line. I did this on A4 with a pencil as I was initially quite scared at the thought of not being bale to take my pencil from the paper. As I went on I found that my drawing became very fluid, and moved more freely than with my usual drawings. I was pleasantly surprised at the result.
Again I thought I would experiment with a continuous line, and try to capture some detail of the bullfighters jacket. Again I was nervous at the thought of not taking my pencil off the paper, but it turned out quite well.
This is another drawing using a continuous line. Again I used pencil as I was worried I would make a mess. This time I thought I would try to capture more detail, so I drew the trefoil shapes embroidered on the bullfighters jacket. Again I was pleasantly surprised at the result!
In the next three drawings I decided to use a different method of drawing using my ipad ‘Art Set’, which basically involves drawing with your finger on the touch screen. In the first picture I decided to have a go at drawing blind, with my eyes closed. In the next drawing I used a continuous line to draw a flower on the parade cape.
Blind Drawing Continuous line drawing
Continuous line drawing
Here I also used my ipad ‘Art Set’ to capture the sequinned trim and embroidery along the collar edge of the parade cape.
In this piece I decided to try using my left hand (I am normally right handed) to draw some smaller daisy type flowers on the parade cape. The result is rather wobbly, but has given a different dimension to the picture.
Here I also used my left hand to capture the embroidery of the Lady Guadalupe on the parade cape. I used pencil as I was a little apprehensive as to what it would turn out like.
In this piece I used a fine liner ink pen to create dotted lines, to represent an embroidered flower on the parade cape. This is one of my favorite pieces, but took a long time to do.
Finally I decided a good way to used a dashed or broken line would be to use stitch. I love sewing, and so decided to use a running stitch to create the outline of the Lady of Guadalupe. I used black stranded thread on white cotton fabric, and was pleased at the outcome.