WEEK three of our Drawing and Painting class, and it’s on to charcoal and chalk. I’d never tried drawing with either of these before; messy, aren’t they?
Tim The Tutor explained the mysteries of “ground” – the laying down of a background colour or shade, as opposed to where you throw your drawing in disgust.
After a couple of attempts, I could have dispensed with the charcoal stick and prepared all the ground I needed off my fingers.
It was back to the same still-life arrangement as last week for a subject. For what it’s worth, here’s my effort. I know what you’re thinking: “what is it?” It’s a study in shade and tone, allegedly. And in my defence, I don’t recall Picasso being such a dab hand at drawing bottles either.