For this exercise we had to draw corners or areas of a house or garden.

My first one is done in graphite pencil on A5 paper:

The initialIMG_0915 sketch took longer than I wanted, as I was trying to do a loose picture. When it comes to drawing lines in perspective it’s hard to do a rough sketch, something I need to work on. IMG_0917

For my second picture I thought that if I went much bigger (A2) and used charcoal it would be a looser picture incorporating some of the techniques learnt so far, but as with the first picture, when I started working on lines and the clockface I reverted back to perfectionism and had to measure and draw lines etc.  I made a few experimental drawings in my sketchbook, which you can see here: February 2018

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This was one of those pictures that I kept going back to, to add more depth or more detailing.  I struggled to make the windows look like they were there, but eventually added the reflective lines and a reflection of flowers that are just out of the picture which I think helps.

I made a conscious effort to make my next drawings a different style, trying to incorporate what I’ve learnt so far and let go of my perfectionism tendencies.

I made a conscious effort to make my next drawings a different style, trying to incorporate what I’ve learnt so far and let go of my perfectionism tendencies.

 

This was more of a free-hand picture, trying to work on a different perspective rather than the full detail. I left in the pencil marks, although they’re not that obvious, but I like the overall effect, it looks very simple and sketchy. This was done in an A6 sketchbook with a fine liner pen.

My last piece was a completely different style to what I normally do. I decided to use the colours within the picture and create a wash with watercolour and then use pen to create the overall shape, and darken some areas with further watercolour, again using the same colours as the wash.

 

This was a fun way of working, I enjoyed the colours being in random places and not where they actually are on the boots, which in fact are mainly grey with pink highlights and the brown colour is only in the muddy areas. It’s a completely different style to normal and I think I’ll be doing more like this to explore this effect with other objects. I wonder what it would look like with a portrait.