We simplified drawing glass by looking at distortion of background, highlights, patches of tone etc. Most of the glass was drawn against a piece of black paper or a line of large text and sometimes the glass was half full of water. And abstract shapes of tone became just as important as illusion.
Most portraits are concerned with patches of colour and tone, locking together to model the form of the face. But here we were doing the opposite, with a number of separate drawings of the individual features of the face in different mediums with different approaches. These were then cut and collaged together in a deliberately dramatic way - and then drawings were done of the collage.
We started by folding a simple A4 piece of paper into an interesting shape, then doing lots of varied overlapping drawings of it from all angles in different mediums. Then these were cut up and collaged together into a frieze. So, it was a drawing of nothing - but ended up as a fascinating composition of shapes, lines, tones and texture.
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This group meets weekly during Autumn and Spring terms for informal but structured sessions to explore drawing.
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