Drawing to a closE

Blog week 7

Contemporary Realistic Drawing

Artists have always used technology to help their drawing, such as drawing aids like gridded viewfinders and more recently, photography. We chatted about how we could use technology to achieve accurate perspective and scale in our drawings, and looked at some contemporary examples of monochromatic drawings that utilise these techniques to inspire us.

As the term starts to draw to a close, we are working on a single drawing over the next 2 weeks. In tonight’s class we focussed mainly on setting up that drawing, carefully deciding on our subject matter, composition, medium and scale. We used source images and the grid technique to sketch out our drawings, ready to build up with tone and texture. Next week we’ll keep working on our drawings and hopefully finish up with some pretty spectacular complete works of art!

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