In this unit of “making a mark”, line drawing, I have completed a line drawing of Himeji Castle at the background, the Ishigaki (Japanese stone wall). Our unit question was “How can we communicate visually?” and our significant concept was “line can be used to convey shape, texture and tone.”
I had huge confidence when I finished this drawing, but I think there are a lotos improvements for me to make with my art skills. As shown, I think that this part of the trees does not show the difference of the tone. I think that if I showed the tone a little bit more, like the other part shown, I think that it would be able to predict easier that there are different trees and not the same tree. Also, I think that the shape of the tree is not that tree like. I think that the shape of the tree is too mixed up. Next time I would want to improve the shape of the trees, and the difference of the tone of the tree.
I started off drawing the background first. I only used the picture of Himeji Castle as a reference. I think that I succeeded in drawing the background even though I only used the picture as a reference. I think that I was lucky enough to succeed with the background with only the photo as a reference. Because when I used the Van Gogh line drawing as one of my references for my mid-ground and fore ground I was able to get a better idea of drawing the picture. When I started to draw my mid-ground it was way easier drawing for me. I was able to get a better idea of which line drawing techniques I should use for that particular part. Also, what helped me in helping me draw my art was, blur my eyes or looking it from further. I think that stopping for one moment and looking at the picture blurred was really important for me to successfully complete this project. I think that made me realize which parts I had to make it darker or which kind of overlapping line techniques I should use.
If I had another chance drawing line drawing I would use some strategies that were effective in drawing this picture. One of the effective strategies was, not drawing the line in the same way as the object or side next to it. This helped me by, even though you are not drawing the outline of the object, the person who is looking at the drawing can know the difference. I think by using this technique it looks more natural. Also, another technique that really helped me was, changing the tone naturally. I think changing the tone little by little it looks more object like.
This project was really enjoyable and fun for me. If I had another chance of doing this, I would want to challenge with a different colored marker, and see what will happen. Also, I think to make a better drawing I have to become better at choosing the best type of line that will mach with the object.