Project 1 – Space,depth and volume

Method: Cover a whole sheet of paper with charcoal so that you have a blank black rectangle. Make a drawing form a subject of your choice by drawing into the charcoal using a rubber or selection of rubbers. When you’ve worked into the charcoal for a about an hour using just a rubber, go back to your charcoal and begin to redraw in darker tones using the side off the charcoal.

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Reflection:

What was very interesting about this project was the fact that for the first time I was drawing in a way that I had to set up my eyes and brain in observing and giving shape and form to an image the other way round. By starting in a paper covered with charcoal, opening up areas with a rubber to depict what I was seeing gave me a completely different perspective to discover the subject. I am not sure if I gave it the sense of depth but I definitely experiment a new method of drawing that made me see the subject ,by having already a set up background. It is more difficult to work from light to leave shades rather than draw something and observe the shades afterwards.