Sunday, June 15, 2008

I am back...A mystery picture

and have a ton of things to post but will try to get them up a few at a time this week...been a very busy jam packed week....

first things first...our drawing class...

Yesterday was drawing class...all about textures...Prof Sweet, the teacher, gave each of us small squares of a drawing to reproduce using different textures and a 4B and a 5B pencil and a kneaded eraser on Strathmore 80 lb drawing paper. I forgot to add that we have no idea what this picture will look like...until we join all 20 of our squares together next class...some were still unfinished when we left yesterday!! A mystery picture!!!

The first two inch square
My 12" signature drawing....i still need to go over the white areas...with an H pencil wonder how many signatures that will take?!

The first one we had to reproduce was done by using our signature over and over and over in one direction....we were supposed to keep the pencil sharp BUTTT i was too tired from all my galavanting around GA to get up and sharpen it...and of course i had left my flock of Bs at home...last week i had brought all of them but not this week...they were in the car trunk...and of course i did not want to stop drawing or should i say writing long enough to go get them......i started improvising using parts of my name...the g in Margaret and the H in hunt were great for making straight edges. The M done pointy had its uses too...but darned if i could do the t on the end to work for anything...
my second two inch square...my second 12 inch square...not a great picture...its actually MUCH darker than this...we got to pick the texture to use on this one...this is done with vertical lines and some that run vertically and diagonally...really like this effect and going to try it some more

3 comments:

Ann said...

This looks like a fun assignment! I have done something similar with drawing students and the end result of combining all the squares is always a treat!

Sandy said...

Way cool - can't wait to see the end.

laureline said...

Maggie, these are great. I remember having to do this in university art classes years ago. It's a great exercise and you're getting great textures here! And, man, you're a busy woman (with apologies to Shania Twain ;D---oops, I think that's her name.)