Still life using line
Part 2 Project 4 Exercise 1 Seaweed and Shells on a Dish-cloth. Dip pen and black ink.
The same objects are drawn againg using the broad dip pen and fibre tip pens. I used a sheet of coloured newspaper and collage with sand and acrylic pens. I wanted to experiment with some of the media that I have bought and haven’t been bold enough to use.
I like both compositions. The dishcloth holds the objects together in the first, and although it is a rather odd addition to the subject, it fits because it is rough and worn and the folds can be seen as the dips and curves one sees in the sand on the shore.
The colour of the paper in the second drawing holds the composition together, and the tears in the lower margin are wave-like and suggestive of the sea. Although this is a departure from the brief as it incorporates colour, it was interesting to me to experiment and I found the acrylic pens were much less harsh and stark when used on the coloured newspaper. This finding may help me in the next exercise.