Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Davinci's Horses

Gesture Drawing

Break the charcoal to about 1 ½ inches.
Look at the subject as you draw, only glance at the paper.
Once you begin, keep the marks continuous, don’t loose contact with the paper.
Draw the most obvious directions and general shapes.
Look for longest line in the subject. Is it a curve, diagonal, horizontal, or vertical?
Do not follow the outline.

Gesture Line drawing
Use line: thick, thin, wide, narrow, heavy, light
Describe interior forms.
Follow the movement of your eye.
Use the tip and side of your charcoal, rotate you wrist as you draw. Move your hand in the direction the shape is moving. It is easier to draw a vertical line with the edge of your charcoal rather than the tip.

Gesture Mass drawing
Use broad marks rather than line.
Draw with the side of the charcoal.
Break charcoal to about 1 ½ inches.
Begin at the center of the form, the interior of the body, the core of the object.
Note the base line of still life objects.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What You Need to Master to Make Successful Drawings

"Focus on scaling a drawing to fit the size of the paper; anchor an object in its surroundings by showing how it sits in space; focus on the distance between elements of the object and on their relative sizes; and focus on the size and shape of "negative space," or the empty space between parts of the object. Lastly, they recommend thinking of "lines" as what they really are — boundaries between light and dark areas." - Natalie Wolchover

"Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others?"

Examples of Art History Drawings