Sunday, 1 April 2012


Ok, as you will remember , the last class of term crammed a lot in as usual which that I left out the class review. Unforgivable! So, here is this terms class review.
First off, I'm very pleased with the results of this term. I think there were some good developments.
 In Alphabetical order:


Andy, to say this was your first return to drawing in quite some time I think you produced some very promising work. Your style is similar to Orazio's, in that you use strong, bold  line work and darks and solids  to define your work.  I  was also impressed with your figure work, keep  developing this and your art will develop in leaps and bounds. Good work.

 Gavin, some good developments this term although not many finished pieces. I like the blending technique in the recent exercise (see above) I think your understanding and use of light and shade is definitely improving. I would like to see your ink work develop further, especially with regard to the hatching style. I know you will have little time for drawing soon as you will be full on focused with your new arrival (I am sure you'll be a great dad) but I hope you will be able to return to drawing some time in the future, even if it is not in my class.
If you manage to finish any of the class pieces, please post them on facebook.

Orazio, every term  shows steady improvement in your work and this term was no exception.
Three completed works this term. A good turnover of work!
 I was most impressed with  winged female (above top left ), the shading and figure work is probably your best  so far. The only negative comment is regarding the heavy line work around the face  due to numerous reworkings. Try to nail your drawing, ruling out any imperfections during the development stage of your drawing. remember to use lighter  pencil pressure  when mapping out your drawing. Once you are happy that you have nailed you can then apply your heavy tones and line work.


Richard, some great developments in your work this term. Considering that each term is only 20 hours (plus some extra time you put in at home) you have made some really big improvements in a  short  space time. Your ink work  is coming along fine. I hope you develop your confidence in applying  the use of solid blacks to your work as it really does make your art so much stronger.

Tamsin, good work this term. Your stand out pieces  were definitely the dragon and the faun in how you approached use light and shading. If you manage to finish any other pieces over the break, please post them on face book.

 I was looking forward to more completed pieces from you this term, but what you did produce was really good. Nice textures and lines on the gunslinger. You have a book full of unfinished sketches and great ideas, I hope you feel encouraged to revisit some of those  and bring them to life. If you find time to complete any of those, please post them on facebook or your blog.

Ok, that wraps up this term but I will be posting more things of interest on this blog over the coming weeks so remember to check back to see what's new.

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