Part 2 Project 6. At home.Exercises 1 and 2

Quick sketches around the house.

I have some paintings by my Great Uncle, Denbigh Hilton, who was a lovely, gentle Unitarian priest, and a couple by my paternal Grandfather, Colin Hilton who was an embittered man who was forced by circumstances to work for years as a clerk when he wanted to paint. In spite of this, he produced many paintings, pastels and watercolours, which are still hanging in the home I grew up in.

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Uncle Denbigh’s Front Room. Denbigh Hilton c 1940 – 50
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Grandma Kirkham in the Kitchen Denbigh Hilton c 1940
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Interior of Alpine Cafe. Colin Hilton c 1950

The sketching around the house was frustrating, and some was done in my father’s home where I grew up. I find perspective very difficult still. The results below are also in my sketchbook, along with others.

Quick sketch around house
Quick sketch around house
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Quick sketch around the house
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Quick sketch around the house
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Quick sketch around the house
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Quick sketch around the house
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Quick sketch around the house
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Quick sketch around the house
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Quick sketch around the house

None of these drawings were “fast”. I am too inexperienced still to do much quickly. the last plate was the quickest and is the most careless. By this time I was fed up.

 

Exercise 2

This took me a great deal of effort, making sketches some of which were woefully out of proportion and perspective.

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Sketch with table and armchair out of proportion.

I tried to draw someobjects on the table. but again made mistakes with the proportions

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Objects on table.

I tried various views and compositions.

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Portrait view from standing
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Portrait view sitting closer
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Objects on table too large, sofa too small.
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Standing. Objects better proprtioned

I finally did a fine line drawing sitting on the floor, which was better, but took me a very long time.

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Fine line drawing sitting on floor. A2 size approx.

 

 

 

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