For this exercise I have combined two objects together physically to make one sculptural form to draw from. I started sketching with grafite as I changed the objects position for study purposes and to find out what you please me aesthetically . I drew in many sizes from A4 to A3 paper. In plain sketch paper to watercolour paper. I could not work on a super form or create a new image form what I was observed but this exercise had a good flow of capturing and reinforce the balance between the shapes and forms I have chosen.
The ink drawing were more fluidic in transforming and blending the two objects together but the grafite sketches gave me a better idea of shadow and how to position one to another. I am not sure if I can confirm that I understood the concept of “occlusion” for this exercise. I have searched the meaning of the word itself which has no connection with art and makes very hard for me to associate with these exercises.
Reflection on exercise 1.4 – Invention and mystery
I found this exercises a bit confusing after researching William Blake and Henry Moore. I tend to keep one artist in mind for the exercises when I start each contextual research and in this case I don’t find much connection between the two artists. William Blake deals with supernatural, spiritual images. Imagination and dream alike world. Henry Moore is sculptures with new concepts, abstraction and interest in forms. Human figures is a strong point when I see his work. Maybe the exercise of using fluidic media using objects brings the act of drawing to a more imaginative and inventive level? I felt that looking at ordinary objects and trying to draw with fluidic media made me concern about many things: shape, form, space, meaning, approach, execution and concentration. I like couple of at the drawings very much for its form and tone. I don’t know if they have any meaning or objective at all. I was trying to understand the process more than give it a meaningful result. It was not one of my favourite exercises but I think it always brings me some experience and knowledge to my artistic points of view.
The two images above somehow has brought me a sense of body, presence and beauty. I cannot explain why or if it matches this exercise criteria. It had a good flow and spontaneity in it. It would be what I would like to achieve if it was to become sculptures.The first image has a glossy feeling in it and makes me visualise a black shinny material to achieve it. The second one is about how the egg didn’t balance on the centre of the box , it brought a differential to the structure and the colour red made the egg stand out in a very good way!