A Creative Drawing Assignment

Self Portrait

Drawing a portrait using “mechanical” lines is a part of the assignment given after this weeks Creative Drawing and Art Appreciation session with Javed Jalil. I chose a reference that I’ve used last week for a pen & ink. I know I shouldn’t be asking but if you squint you’ll get a better feel of what I was trying to achieve 😀

I’m not sure it meets the given requirements. I shall find out next week 😛 I did enjoy making it this morning. Unlike all the earlier exercises we’ve been allowed to use monochromatic washes for the home assignment this week.

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10 thoughts on “A Creative Drawing Assignment

  1. One of the interesting things you might wish to try is to overlay your drawing with semi-transparent vellum and use a small ruler to generate “mechanical lines” which begin and end outside the curves. that will yiels you an amazing spiky looking drawing that seems to be built of a series of wiry straight strokes. i did this to one of my drawings and was amazed at the character that resulted – it was fun to do too.
    I like the nature of this self-portrait of yours – it looks hewn from concrete. G

  2. Thank you suburbanlife. That sounds like an interesting experiment. I definitely want to try it out. Are the spiky ruler lines on both sides of each line? And these would be short lines? Is it possible to have a look at your drawing?

  3. I’m finding it very interesting too. 😀 Will definitely put up an update here. The next one will be my last class for a while as I’ll be spending 3 weeks through Christmas and New years with my parents and in-laws.

  4. Hello Ujwala…

    I am thinking of joining an art school…I have several related questions in my mind,I would be glad if you answered them for me…Please mail me…Thankyou !

    Regards,
    Priya.

  5. Priya : Hope you’ve received my reply. Do check your Spam/Junk folder in case it has automatically been filed there.

    AscenderRisesAbove : Thank you for the link. Congratulations to you too 😀 Yours is right there at the top. Thanks for the heads-up.

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