To Start: Two-minute sketches – Session 4
Things that are Circles.
These four images represent a 2 minute drawing compared to a 30sec sketch. Both images represent the same thing and portray the same story…in this case is a drawing more valuable than a sketch? my answer is no, they both successfully represent a penny coin and a bracelet.
Draw a portrait of the person on your right (about making mistakes, accepting difficult challenges, discussing afterwards).
This was a really funny task, it is quite difficult to draw the person next to you as there is so much detail to consider as well as accurasy..so the sketch actually looks like the person. My plan was to quickly find shapes by mark making and planning with suggestions . IT WAS HARD!! However i believe there is no right of wrong as this is a quick suggestive sketch of the person sitting next to me, IT IS NOT A DRAWING!!! The mistakes that were seem to have been made are not mistakes…..they are simple marks that render the final image!
Pick a Detail in the room and draw it.
This is a sketch of a window ledge it took me approximately 5 minutes I chose this section of the room as it had lots of detail, lines and shapes as well as perspective, all of these elements made me truly observe the window and reproduce it looking representative.
Pick a detail on the person next to you and draw it.
These two drawing are that of small details found on the person next to me, clothing, facial features etc… the first image is a button on a knitted cardigan and the second selection of images are all angles of All Star trainer. It was really tricky drawing these records as my “person” could not keep still, however i managed to get a good visualisation of what i needed and my outcomes symbolise the correct shapes, subject and scale.
Spatial Narratives: Narrating a visual storyline of events and/or journeys.
1. 3-5minutes. The Commute: Draw the journey from Home to College this morning. Think about what happened and what narrative approach you want to take to show the experience. Is it a map is it an emotional journey? Is it about what you were thinking about. Is it about what happened or what you saw?
This Drawing is a map of my physical journey from home to University, (This is only the start) the lines represent estimates of distance and direction. I found this challenge really exciting, it was interesting to see what information i remember and the gaps i fill when confused. To help me with this process i thread to visually remember my journey step by step in my head.
These next collection of images are more visualised and based on visual objects, happenings, picture memories and processes, i have sketched sections of my journeys to university by subtracting what i actually see when moving….here i have focused on steps, tube entrances, Trees, roads, paths, signs, cars all of which i recall seeing.
3-5 minutes: Draw a layout of your first house in plan view
The first attempt of drawing my house in a plan view failed as my line were confused and there perspective and angles of my rooms were incorrect, however learning from my mistakes i managed to rebuild it with more of an accurate finish.
5 mins From Memory draw a map of Chelsea College of Arts
OK! this, i found hard getting my head around, one minute you think everything is right and the next you realise you have just missed out a whole section of the building!!! I thought this task would be the easiest as i thought i new the inside of D block fairly well…HOW WRONG WAS I!!! I began to make up spaced and rooms to the point when questioned my accurate knowledge profoundly!
NOTE TO SELF…
”When entering a building be sensitive to the actual layout of the room in relation to the other rooms and the building itself. be more appreciative of the space you standing in and observe the structures.”
5 Mins Team up into a groups draw a collaborative map of Chelsea College of Arts
This image is not in my sketchbook as in the group i worked in only one collaborative image was produced! However…This task was very strange! everyone has a different perspective and visual for an outcome. i found it really hard at first to command some of my ideas, but as soon and we finalised a basic shape we all began to map in the further details.
Sketching as Notation: What you think you see…
Sound Effects: Listen to the sounds. Draw what you hear – (about ten examples)
Here are ten example of mark-making i made when listening to a vast array of musical genres…
Leitmotif – Swan lake theme song – classical
Surviver – Eye of the Tiger – RockJill Barber – Petite fluer – Jazz
Ramstain – De Hast – Metal
Son By flour – A Puro Colour – Salsa vers – Salsa Mary had a little lamb – Rhythms for Reasons – Nursery rhymes At Last – Etta James – Love song A Little Bit of Jazz – Nick Straker – GrooveNothing but a ‘G’ thing – Snoop Dogg – Hip Hop
This exercise was so much fun, i really got into the emotional elements of the songs and really began to unite with the rhythms of the song, i feel as if i have been through an emotional roller coaster of musical genres! The differences between each image is considerably different and unique, i seemed to follow there base of the strings in the music as i felt they would give me more of an accurate representation of the beat and flow of the songs. The slow calming some made me move slowly and steady with the pen contrasting with the heavy bold scrapes of the dark metal movements.
Overview of Session 4…
The tasks throughout this session have been so insightful and interesting, i have began to understand the ways sketch innovation can transform the ways you think about drawing processes and sketching movements. I feel that i am now more aware of the potentials for sketching and approached towards developing.