Project Six – Exercise 1: Quick sketches around the house

I already like this exercise of traveling through the house on discovery tour. Looking for new areas, interesting shapes, and perhaps challenging situations.

I worked in my A4 and A5 sketchbooks for these quick sketches and a variety of materials  to understand different visual effects.

Working with charcoal and starting in our living room:

Stefan513593 - project 6 - exercise 1 - quick sketches 1

Stefan513593 – project 6 – exercise 1 – quick sketches 1

Continuing with pencil and later with charcoal in our studio area:

Stefan513593 - project 6 - exercise 1 - quick sketches 2

Stefan513593 – project 6 – exercise 1 – quick sketches 2

Changing to felt tip pen for pure line drawing in our kitchen area:

Stefan513593 - project 6 - exercise 1 - quick sketches 3

Stefan513593 – project 6 – exercise 1 – quick sketches 3

I changed to ball pen and a more scribbling mode for the sketches in our bathroom area:

Stefan513593 - project 6 - exercise 1 - quick sketches 4

Stefan513593 – project 6 – exercise 1 – quick sketches 4

… as well as in our garage and the hallway:

Stefan513593 - project 6 - exercise 1 - quick sketches 5

Stefan513593 – project 6 – exercise 1 – quick sketches 5

 

Learnings:

Visual effect of the use materials:
– Charcoal: Can be smudgy but great to work out quickly tonal areas
– Felt tip pen: Great for our line drawing to focus on shapes and especially negative space
– Pencil: Similar to charcoal, but with weaker tonal depth and lighter thinner marks, sometime hard to see
– Ballpen: Great for scribbling technique with eye focused on the object (half blind)

  • Which are the strongest and why?
    I think the strongest sketches are those with different angles and lines perspectives. Overlapping objects/shapes give more depth and look more interesting. Some ‘crampy, messy’ areas can be challenging regards to focus but also give a more intimate appeal.
  • Which drawings did you enjoy the most?
    On the one hand I enjoyed the hallway sketches in ball pen with light and scribbling marks. Actually I also enjoyed those challenging situations where I had to look intenser at the objects and the negative space as this helped me further. I got by that quite an insight in some areas.
  • Which area in which room do you want to study further?
    I think I will of for two scenarios so that I can get more insight as well as a better understanding which areas I would like to continue with for exercise 3&4.
    – Ironing room with its light/dark patterns, staggered clothes, and different shapes
    – Hallway in studio area with its interesting depth perception with multiple door openings in different directions.

 

 

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