Ex: Drawing from Memory
I was surprised how much detail I remembered. Perhaps this is from the build up of the course so far and learning to really look at an object, not just what you think you see?
With hindsight I needed to look more closely at the perspective, but this is something I’m not very familiar with yet.
With only five minutes I was also feeling like I needed to rush.
Ex: Drawing Blind
Having looked at Claude Heath‘s work and read articles about him and quotes form him I was really trying to be aware of the feel of the object with my eyes; the sharp edges which cut on the grater, where the metal folds into curves and the roundness of the handle.
I’m pleased with the individual elements, but obviously they don’t line up, as I wasn’t doing continuous line drawing, and wasn’t looking at what I was drawing. But I do feel like you can see the real contours of the object; certainly better than when I was doing the contour drawing exercise.
From reading articles about Claude Heath’s approach it seems to work for me to really feel the object with your eyes. Perhaps it creates a better, more conscious, connection between the eyes and the hand? I think this will be something I will try and incorporate into my observational drawing in future, trying to feel the object with my eyes.