A sketch I did near the Coastal Walkway in New Plymouth.
I started this at our class last Wednesday, and then took a few more days to finish it at home.
The focus was tone, and we used this James Casebere photograph as our reference.
I’ve had a busy week preparing for a job interview, so I haven’t done any practice of what I learnt in last week’s class up till now.
This didn’t really match what we did on Wednesday—tonight I used a much smaller, simpler subject; A5 rather than A1 paper; and shorter pieces of charcoal—but it was still worthwhile practice.
This week, we focused on line—and drew with willow charcoal, which I really enjoyed. It was also the first time I’d drawn on an easel and in such a large format (A1).
The subject of all of the drawings below was a complex still life in the middle of the room made up of a chair, a stool, vases (on different-sized and shaped blocks), bottles, and a suspended frame and tennis racket.