Secondary school visit GCSE Art work and samples of my own pupils work

On a visit to view my daughters new secondary school, I was excited to make my way to the art department, I could not believe the level of skill I was seeing from the GCSE level children, Here is some of the art work I viewed…..   You can see in the first image the … More Secondary school visit GCSE Art work and samples of my own pupils work

Assignment four

Aim For this assignment you should complete two large figure studies (A1 size)and a portrait or self-portrait (any size) – three drawings in total, together with supporting studies, experiments, etc.   Research notes The first thing I read was,, 1. figure study using line A1 seated model in an upright chair. My first thought was what … More Assignment four

Part 4 Project 6 Exercise 3 Portrait from memory or the imagination

Aim Use your imagination and the skills you have learnt and draw someone you have seen momentarily or not at all. This I can honestly say was by far my worst nightmare I have always had this insecurity about not being able to draw (any thing) at all from memory the drawing turns out very … More Part 4 Project 6 Exercise 3 Portrait from memory or the imagination

Part 4 Project 6 Research point Self portraits

Research Historic and contemporary artists self-portraits, Look how the difference in styles have emerged.     Vincent van Gogh Vincent van Gogh painted over 30 self-portraits between the years 1886 and 1889. His collection of self-portraits places him among the most prolific self-portraitists of all time. Van Gogh used portrait painting as a method of … More Part 4 Project 6 Research point Self portraits

Part 4 Project 6 Research point Facial features

look at contempt as well as historic artists who work on the face in different ways.Use your research to inspire your own experiments. Look at the subtle approach of Graham Little who uses coloured pencils and fine repeated marks and lines, Now look at the more fluid blocking in of tone by Elizabeth peyton in … More Part 4 Project 6 Research point Facial features