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Still Life DIY 18 April - Shared screen with speaker view
Susannah
38:31
We are recording for reference by the way.
Susannah
38:39
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Susannah
39:50
In a minute you will be given about 5 minutes to gather a rather of materials. Could be from the kitchen, bathroom. (toothbrush, masking tape, sticks, foam, cut a bit of foam off your kitchen sponge, paper towel
Susannah
40:00
cut a little bit of hair off!??
Susannah
41:15
You will need to gather a still life with lots of curves
Véronique T
45:16
the wrong end of a feather
Christiana Pascalides
45:21
chopstick
Margaret Owuadey
46:19
Vinegar and paprika powder.
Cornelia Eberhardt
46:43
i have instant coffee
Ruth
48:05
tea
Susannah
48:40
I stained every page of my gcse sketchbook with coffee and it still smells… (15 or so years later!!)
Susannah
50:26
Rachel is now demonstrating how to sketch our her still life
Susannah
50:39
She is using continuous line technique
Susannah
50:47
She is using her dish clothe brush
Susannah
52:19
The fact that it is light can be used as an advantage as she can make changes later with darker pens and ink.
Susannah
54:12
With darker materials pick out key areas. Where do you want to highlight and empathises?
Susannah
54:34
Think about shadows
Susannah
54:45
Think about where the objects touch the table.
Susannah
54:53
How will you convey weight of the objects?
Susannah
55:24
The marks she is making is quite light and loose. Just making landmarks at the moment.
Susannah
59:03
Not yet fully described. just suggesting with darker marks.
Susannah
59:49
Another few seconds!
Susannah
59:52
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Susannah
01:02:09
second drawing
Susannah
01:02:21
start arming out your drawing with tiny marks
Susannah
01:02:39
mapping not arming!
Véronique T
01:11:29
revelation: coton bud
Susannah
01:16:16
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Susannah
01:16:23
Painting negative spaces
Susannah
01:16:25
the gap
Susannah
01:16:29
spaces in-between!!
Susannah
01:17:25
Negative space can have negative connotations though!
Susannah
01:17:38
Construct your still life from the spaces inbetween
Christiana Pascalides
01:29:34
vanessa, what inks did you use? looks great
Susannah
01:31:07
I will ask her in a minute
Susannah
01:36:28
coffee, turmeric, boiled oak gall.
Susannah
01:41:48
Bark gives a lovely deep brown because of the tannins
Margaret Owuadey
01:47:06
Sorry I don't understand exactly what are are capturing in this exercise.
Margaret Owuadey
01:48:34
Are we only doing negative space for some of the items?
Susannah
01:48:34
Concentrating on mid tones, blocking them in.
Susannah
01:48:57
So blocking out the objects
Susannah
01:49:18
But you could be experimental and block in negative spaces if you like
Margaret Owuadey
01:49:39
Okay. I understand now. Thanks Susannah.
Susannah
01:50:24
You are welcome
Susannah
01:50:49
now you can use your darker materials to feel your way viscerally around the objects
Susannah
01:52:51
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Caroline Conway
01:56:14
I have to drop off, but thank you very much for the session - great ideas on alternative materials and techniques! Thank you!
Sandra Beidas
01:56:39
sorry I have to go too. man thanks
Carla Morris
01:57:05
Would anyone mind if I take photos of their work?
Christiana Pascalides
01:58:38
no probs
Véronique T
02:02:21
very glam hairband!
marisabryan
02:02:25
sorry for not sharing…never done this sort of thing before and my inks are too pale and not staining the paper
Maud
02:03:25
ct
Maud
02:03:54
Thank you - really enjoyed it!
Kathy
02:04:00
Thank you! (-:
Cornelia Eberhardt
02:04:02
bye, bye everybody and thank you
Margaret Owuadey
02:04:03
Thanks Rachel
rosemary sandiford
02:04:15
thanks
Christiana Pascalides
02:04:29
thank you. great stuff