I know there must be a saying about 'reflection' and 'evaluation' and 'being good for you', but I really can't remember it right now. I do know that it's always a good idea to take a good long hard look at a drawing the next day. Unfortunately we don't always like what we see!
So far my take on this drawing from last night's drawing class is as follows:
- it lacks design which emphasises a focal point (it was there at the beginning but I lost it somewhere along the way). Actually it lacks a design! Although it always has to be a 'found' piece, I normally set it up as a design based on the two models and didn't this time.
- it's total mess in terms of value pattern - I got distracted by colours of clothes as opposed to how they read in value terms
- there's no depth and recession - because of the weak value pattern
- the female model is all out of proportion - her torso is too long and her head seems too small
- the faces of the other artists have enough detail for the faces to look wrong - it would have been much better if I'd left them very simple
- interesting marks on the backs of drawing boards only serve to confuse - a bad case of doing detail when I should have been keeping it simple
- lots of boring scribble marks instead of more interesting marks with a balance between detail and very open scribble
Feel free to identify any more problems with it - although I'm the only one who is allowed to be rude!!!
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