We are recording for reference by the way.
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
cut a little bit of hair off!??
You will need to gather a still life with lots of curves
the wrong end of a feather
Vinegar and paprika powder.
i have instant coffee
I stained every page of my gcse sketchbook with coffee and it still smells… (15 or so years later!!)
Rachel is now demonstrating how to sketch our her still life
She is using continuous line technique
She is using her dish clothe brush
The fact that it is light can be used as an advantage as she can make changes later with darker pens and ink.
With darker materials pick out key areas. Where do you want to highlight and empathises?
Think about shadows
Think about where the objects touch the table.
How will you convey weight of the objects?
The marks she is making is quite light and loose. Just making landmarks at the moment.
Not yet fully described. just suggesting with darker marks.
Another few seconds!
start arming out your drawing with tiny marks
mapping not arming!
revelation: coton bud
Painting negative spaces
Negative space can have negative connotations though!
Construct your still life from the spaces inbetween
vanessa, what inks did you use? looks great
I will ask her in a minute
coffee, turmeric, boiled oak gall.
Bark gives a lovely deep brown because of the tannins
Sorry I don't understand exactly what are are capturing in this exercise.
Are we only doing negative space for some of the items?
Concentrating on mid tones, blocking them in.
So blocking out the objects
But you could be experimental and block in negative spaces if you like
Okay. I understand now. Thanks Susannah.
You are welcome
now you can use your darker materials to feel your way viscerally around the objects
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I have to drop off, but thank you very much for the session - great ideas on alternative materials and techniques! Thank you!
sorry I have to go too. man thanks
Would anyone mind if I take photos of their work?
very glam hairband!
sorry for not sharing…never done this sort of thing before and my inks are too pale and not staining the paper
Thank you - really enjoyed it!
Thank you! (-:
bye, bye everybody and thank you
thank you. great stuff