Project Three – Exercise 4: Energy

This exercise is about quick sketches to capture the essence of a ‘dynamic’ pose, rather gesture like, with focus on movement and the involved energy.

Quite in this context are some of the works of Francis Bacon (see my research on figurative drawing) One example is ‘Turning Figure‘, 1959-62
[Online image] London: Tate. Available from: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/bacon-turning-figure-t07352 [accessed 23 July 2015]

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 4 - brush pen

Stefan513593 – project 3 – exercise 4 – brush pen

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 4 - charcoal

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 4 - marker pen

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 4 - ink

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 4 - Conté crayon

Stefan513593 - project 3 - exercise 4 - Charcoal and other

 

 

Learnings

  • As learned from part 1 – project 1 of this course, various media are given different visual depictions of movement and expression: crayons are rather tonal media for creating atmosphere as ink and bamboo pen with its short and tough to control markings give rather a sense of volatility.
  • Less marks means at times more expression with more clarity on gesture and energy. Some of my drawings (e.g. in crayon or marker pen) are a bit overworked in this context. The ink and charcoal sketches are rather more successful.

Next time:
– Trying further simplification with just a few lines with edge control (changing width).
– Trying other wet media (e.g. watercolour, gouache or acrylic paint)

 

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