Basic Form and Colour Exercise
My main intention is to get my eyes and hands re-trained to drawing and seeing form and colour. I chose pastels and charcoal to work this study. It is a series of 7 sketches where I attempt to capture the solid forms as well as get a grip on the colours.
The last 3 look at monochrome and simplification of form quickly and spontaneously. I have not started to look at texture beyond the very basic that follows the flow of the subjects. There is really no detailing – perhaps my next study should be about that?
I am actually now interested in taking similar basic form elements and introducing drapery for my next study. Am thinking that I will follow a similar assignment of rapid charcoal and pastel sketches. Post that, will do a more formal study with pencils and then, if I feel confident – move into paint. What say?