This is a very quick post, following on from our on-line drawing session on Saturday, mapping our real and imaginary lockdown journeys. I just wanted to give you a link to some very inspiring work by Iwan Bala. He’s an artist working here in Wales, and has made some fabulous drawings during the lockdown. You can see photos of them if you click this link to his page on gallery ten’s website :
Last Saturday 20th June 2020 was our 3rd session of the SELF series of Self Portraits, this week we worked with Collage… with fantastic and wondrous results…
Thanks again for all the wonderful work that was produced our 2nd Self Portraiture online session on Saturday 13th June 2020 we look at the work of Artist Kyffin Williams as inspiration see our Self Portrait Painting online session page for further details of the workshop.
Here are just a few of the wonderful paintings and sketches produced on Saturday…
Last Saturday the 6th June 2020 we had our first Self Portrait sketching session – this one was curtesy of Zoom, in the session we also looked at the wonderful work of David Hockney’s portraits…
After our warm up sessions and discovering our faces, using felt tips and crayons with our right hand and left hand doing continuous line, word, blind and one eye sketches we produced these wonderful and inspiring sketches…
We are back with our online Zoom sketching sessions and this week; Saturday 6th June 2020 we will be having a go at self-portraiture.
You’ll need to set up a mirror by your device, and you’ll need lots of paper and some pens or pencils for drawing with. Coloured pencils or felt-tips and wax crayons would be good if you have some.
We will also be using words… so think about words that describe you… all good…
Session: Self Portraiture
When: Saturday 6th June 2020
Time: 10:45am – 12:00 noon This time we are going for an hour!!
Starting at 11:00am prompt
Location: From the comfort of your own home through Zoom ( Zoom – not used it before then you will have to sign up it FREE)
Inspiration this week is David Hockney’s Portraits…
- drawing with a continuous line without looking at the paper
- drawing with your other hand
- using a paler colour, drawing only the shapes of ‘negative spaces’ (for example the shape of the sky as it meets the tops of buildings and the trees)
- A negative spaces drawing – drawing the areas between and around objects, and drawing and blocking in those shapes.
- A magnified drawing of a tiny detail of what is around you: for example, a leaf, a corner of a brick, a piece of litter, a bit of tree bark.
- A drawing that is looking through something – from one space into another: for example, a gate, a bridge, a doorway, through trees to open space, an alleyway.
- A drawing of a boundary: for example, where water meets land, where a road is edged or where it cuts through another kind of space, a junction, the place where something human-made meets something natural, a bridge, a bank, a fence, a wall.
- A drawing with words: try writing down on your drawing the things that you hear or feel or remember, the names of the colours that you are seeing, the words that you see written on your walk.
- A drawing following contours and lines (a continous line drawing) without looking at your paper.
- A coloured drawing that is in more than one layer. So – draw the landscape in one colour pen for 1 and a half minutes, then turn your body a quarter turn, and draw it again in another colour on top, and repeat, and repeat.