The first few weeks of Foundation were in some ways the toughest, but also the most useful. We did drawing, lots of drawing! I wasn't used to standing at an easel drawing for hours at a time and found it difficult to start with, but now I appreciate the challenge of drawing for long periods of time as it allows me to really concentrate on improving my technique and ability. It was through these exercises that I discovered that I really wanted to learn to draw properly - to understand and convey in 2D how objects exist in a 3D space. This ambition helped lead me to chose to study animation.
I've just dumped a selection of work created on the first part of the course below with some brief descriptions, so you can get a quick idea of my drawing background and how I like to work. I haven't included any life drawings as I'll probably write a separate post about them at a later date, however you can see some on my main art website now if you are interested.
Here I am practicing measured drawing - trying free hand sketching and then drawing the same scene using the technique of measured drawing
History drawing - drawing the same set-up repeatedly from different angles
In this work created for the course's Christmas Exhibition, I utilised the technique of layered drawing that I had explored in the history drawing above
Experiments with typography and composition