Again, totally different from the previous sessions of line and tone. Here the aim was to pick out the negative spaces between solid objects in a crazy group and treat them as patches or shapes of tone or colour, rather than using any line. Some people, though, used line just to delineate these patches. It got complicated however as there were often other solid objects in the negative spaces......so some sort of compromise was needed here (but maybe that's what drawing is all about....)
The first aim here was to make a LARGE drawing (c 1.4 m square), the secondary aim was to refer to the kitchen objects in front of us.
Charcoal and brushes were taped to long sticks to make us draw big, bold marks with the paper on the floor - so too much control, perfect proportion and detail were impossible. And we had to consider the whole sheet right to the edges, using pattern to bind everything together.
This group meets weekly during Autumn and Spring terms for informal but structured sessions to explore drawing.
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