Term 6 classes at Art Stars are focusing on drawing! We’ll be working with a variety of different media including graphite, charcoal, soft pastel, oil pastel and inks, and will be taking advantage of the (hopefully) sunny weather to complete some large scale drawings outside.
This week we’ve been working on observational drawing techniques. Each class warmed up with some spatial awareness exercises in order to develop the relationship between what our eyes are seeing and what our pencils are drawing. We started by spending some time following the outline of our chosen object using only our eyes to familiarise ourselves with its form. We then repeated the exercise, this time drawing the object in the air, before finally drawing onto paper. We made sure to keep our focus on the object rather than the drawing so that we weren’t relying on memory.
We then practised these skills by creating a collection of drawings of natural forms, using a variety of media including graphite, charcoal and fineliner pen. It was nice to work outside, though it was rather windy!