Monthly Archives: February 2014

Drawing and Learning

When I first started drawing on the iPad using ASKetch I simply drew all the shapes around that interested me…… some very simple, some carefully observed like the vacuum(right). The dome and fluting on the vacuum was difficult. I drew … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Depth: 3D objects on a 2D surface

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When we look around us in the real world we already have a built-in spatial understanding, we “know” that our world or the objects in our room exist spatially.  Some things are close to us and other things are further … Continue reading

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Observing Still Life closely…. to draw what you see…

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Set up a simple still life….you only have a small iPad screen. As a learner you are going to draw that particular group of objects in front of you as they are. In my case it was that pear in … Continue reading

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Drawing Still Life

Still Life Painting has a long history… from the detailed complexity of the Dutch painters in the 16th Century to artists like Chardin in the !8th and Cezanne in the 19th/20th Century. Every still life painting has a drawing behind … Continue reading

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Drawing traditionally and for fun

Drawing is perhaps the basis of all visual art: we can draw with many types of media, pencils, pens, charcoal, your finger etc. You can also draw and block in shapes with a brush, a roller, or a palette knife … Continue reading

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