Monday, 11 June 2012

Finished Cubist Drawing

My Cubist Guitar
Last Thursday I finished my Cubist drawing. I am very happy with the colouring and the shading but it is hard to tell that the drawing is a guitar. Perhaps I could also have put on some more newspaper pieces to add more definition. Overall I enjoyed the unit and, even though it was short and a little rushed, I still feel like I learned some key factors of Cubist drawings. For example, dividing the paper into different sections helps to split up the drawing and makes it easier to offset lines.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

New Unit: Cubism

We have now started a new unit on Cubism. Our task is to draw a still life image in a Cubist fashion. I started by drawing several lines on to a piece of A3 paper. After I had done that I drew the still life in front of me - a guitar with several small objects surrounding it - and in each section of the page I drew the still life from a different angle or shifting the outline out of place. I did two drawings and then chose the best one to copy on to a piece of coloured paper. Next lesson I will draw the outline before shading with chalk.

Saturday, 31 March 2012


This week I traced the outline of my tessellation on to an A3 piece of paper so I know where to place the print. Once I had done that I started to print my tessellations. I was unsure of the pattern I wanted them in and which colours to use. I got half way through and I decided that I did not like the colour combination or the quality of my printing so I have decided that I will re-trace and print after the Easter brake. It should be easier now that I have had some practice.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Cutting Out My Tessellation

I finished cutting out my tessellation in this weeks lesson. I am a bit behind on my work because I was absent for last weeks lesson but I am sure that I will be able to catch up. It was a little difficult cutting my tessellation out because the linoleum that I was using was quite hard but i managed to do it in the end by scoring the linoleum and then cutting it out with scissors.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Examples of Tessellations

Escher is an artist who is best known for his tessellation pieces. Here are some examples of his work:
Sky and Water


Saturday, 10 March 2012

Beginning my Tessellation

In this weeks lesson I started to make my own tessellation for my assignment. I have made the paper template and i am just about to start cutting it out of the linoleum so that I can ink it up and make the tessellation prints on the paper. My tessellation is a wave sort of pattern but I have not decided which colours to use for the final product yet.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

New Unit: Tessellations

We have started a new unit studying tessellations. During this weeks lesson we viewed a slide show with some examples of tessellations. We then had a go at making our own but mine did not turn out very good because the paper i was working with was not perfectly square so they did not line up. I will try and get a picture of it next week.