Monday, March 12, 2007

Drawings




In my drawing course I was first asked to draw a group of chairs on A1 paper. This is done with charcoal, graphite and ink and had to use only lines. I was surprised initially at the exercise because it asked for me to arrange some of my chairs in a thoughtful composition. Chairs! We have chair issues in our house! We have soooo many chairs. We love chairs. We can never possibly own another chair... and then we see one... and it is gorgeous!... can we fit in another chair? (No we cannot!) (but sometimes we do...)
My composition is supposed to look a little uncomfortable, as if the chairs are vying for attention, as if they are trying to move up the chair-ladder of our esteem, as if they feel (ever so slightly) threatened by our lust for more chairs and how that might bring about their demise.






The cupboard under the sink in the toilet is on A4 and done with felt tip pens, pitt pens and textas. It too had to be only lines. (It is not a good scan, for some reason the thick black texta showed up much darker than the rest.) I had to draw objects of different surface textures inside a 3D space. I chose this because I thought the S-bend and the toilet paper would be interesting to draw.




I find it interesting that both these drawing exercises are very similar to Everyday Matters Challenges. I never got around to EDM challenge 30 - Draw a chair, or 64 - Draw your sink, but now I've done them!


P.S. My computer is back and has a really big bandaid (sticking plaster for those non-Australians) to keep it going until April! And in April I'm getting my first Mac. I'll give it a go and see how I like it. These computers only last 3 years anyway, so I can always go back to a PC then if it doesn't work out.

7 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful work - I really enjoy your drawing style. Glad you're back. I'm thinking of moving to a Mac soon too, I'll watch your blog and see how it goes...

Teri C said...

FABULOUS drawings!! I can't even decide which I love best-they are both so wonderful!!!

janey said...

I am certainly enjoying your drawing class. These are so ... well graphic. I just love the lines

Skyqueen said...

Love your drawings and I can tell you that when I switched from PC to Mac I was nervous but MAN it's great!! You'll be amazed at how much easier they are!

Jade said...

these are fantastic! Yes i am always getting stuff that i can't possibly fit in my home, but then i do. Somehow.

Plain Jane said...

gorgeous drawings!! The chairs would be really challenge for me and you've done a fabulous job.

mrana said...

I love your drawings and the rest of your artwork, I think you've managed the shading and linework in these superbly.