Category: Sketchbook (selection)

My sketchbook items

Part 5: Sketchbook 5 – Bodily and visual awareness of markings

In preparation of my final drawings for this assignment, I am doing a few sketchbook studies on markings. Goal for this: To feel with strong bodily awareness the tactile sensations of making various markings.   Learnings: Touch & pressure: a light hovering over the surface makes me feel stronger the irregularities Speed: my markings do change if I make them…

Part 5: Sketchbook 4 – A three level sensational experience of the human body

As by my learnings from sketchbook series #3 n facial structures (see Schaffeld, 30 Nov 2015) as well as based on my on site drawings (Schaffeld, 14 Nov 2015), I wanted to study more the ‘landscape’ of the human body. Especially the face in relation to a sensational experience. I have the feeling that my project is moving towards a better understanding of the…

Part 5: Sketchbook 3 – Markings for disguise, distortion, and translucent techniques

In continuation of my search for subject, markings, and techniques, I did studies on figurative drawing (portrait, face) in my sketchbook. My goals were to understand: the techniques for working with powders, pigment and scalpel how to work translucent techniques of collage and dé-collage related to distortion and disguise (paper, tissue) context: approaches of a few artists (see my visual research)…

Part 5: Sketchbook 2 – simplified markings – figurative outdoor

I continued with trying a few sketches in graphite, ink (for his ease of use on the road) and gouache for overlay. My goal: to find the most important edges for form and atmosphere.   Learnings: A combination of line and tone is an appropriate way to depict form and atmosphere (washes) Use of gouache helps to ‘hide’ forms and to merge…

Part 5: Sketchbook 1 – On search for ambiguous and simplified markings

A friend of my wife went on vacation and her cat (a persian cat) was our guest for a week. I took the opportunity to study various markings (expressive, abstract, ambiguous, simplified) with the cat ‘Carla’ as my model. I consider this as a visual way of idea capture. Sketches 1 – 12: annotated in my paper learning log Learnings What…

Project 4: Structure of the human body – Sketchbook studies

Reference: ‘Drawing the foot‘ (2015) DRAWING, Vol. 12, Issue 45, New York: F+W Media, Inc. ‘Drawing the hand‘ (2015) Spring 2015, Vol. 12, Issue 44, New York: F+W Media, Inc. ‘Figure Drawing Fundamentals – Landmarks of the human body‘ (2014) Available from: http://www.proko.com 

Project One – Sketchbook – drapery studies

For project 1 I wanted to understand more about folds and how to draw them besides a cloth thrown over a chair. For this I used one of my studio shirts and placed it over an easel, clamped to it, and thrown over a rectangular box on a chair I found a good book about the drawing the clothed figure…

Project Five – Visual research and sketchbook studies: Animals

From the previous visual research I took some learnings and experimented in my sketchbook. As the project is about animals I took some animal poses from my sketchbook that I took in the context of exercise 1. In reference to Garrett Phelan on his usage of line drawing together with marker pen. And a combined approach with colored areas in…

Project Two: Sketchbook – drawings in context ‘Basic shapes and forms’

I experimented further with different media to see how the expression and perception of shapes and forms will change. I took for this testing only one object (instead of a group of object to stay focused). With focusing on weight, perceived depth and distances, I discovered surprizing results. Scribbling with ink pen and fine tip let the form disintegrate. Ink pen with brush…

Project One: Sketchbook – drawings in context of exercise ‘Feeling and expression’

Here some of my sketchbook drawings where I experienced with some ideas, on how to express in different media certain moods. I tried to see how it works for objects (still life) as well as for people (figurative). To express emotions with objects is not so easy, I will need to do more studies on that. On object #3 I…

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