We started this unit with studying Van Gogh and his line drawings. We also compared Van- Gogh with Rembrandt and came up with different line techniques, light source’s, middle and forground.Our unit question was ‘How can we communicate visually’. Our significant concepts was ‘Line can be used to convey shape, texture and tone. We can do this by adding shading , hatching, cross hatching, scumble neatness and detail. I think that I was alright except for the fact that I didn’t have enough neatness which makes the line drawing stand out and my detail was limited which meant that my drawing wasn’t 100 percent clear. In this unit line drawings I drew a mountain and sky for the background in which I drew forest going down
the side of the mountain. I used the light pencil lines to give it the effect of the mountain/hill being on a slant will small scumble as the trees which gives the affect of the trees being far away. In the middle ground I drew a barn. The consisted of lots of hatching some scumble and shading. I tried to make the outcome of the barn to be 3D or give it as much tonal and textural value as I could. In the foreground I had grass which stuck up in front of the barn and a old wheel which I had to use cross hatching and shading for.
I could have defiantly made sure that my lines in the sky where a bit more random or less perfect of where I put them and have studied how to draw items before actually drawing them. Such as the clouds, you can’t see it now but I had an outline of the clouds which I shouldn’t have had and so I used white-out to clear the line but kind of ruined the end result of the clouds which was a disappointment. Also some of my scumble in the middle ground blent in with the middle ground barn. I need to also have more concentration and less mistakes because then my drawing becomes better and I don’t need to redo or fix much.
I could have made my planing a lot better. My first little one of my planing was just scribbling and trying some techniques so that I got the feel of what I was drawing, but I didn’t go into detail and I didn’t explore what would techniques would be better than others. And some things I didn’t know how to draw but thought I knew which then and in the future I will have to ask about. I think my time management was good except at the 2nd last block of time that we had to work on it because I didn’t get much done and I made some terrible mistakes that I had to fix which made my final result not as good as it could have been. My overall artistic skills need improvement because some things didn’t have much texture or tone which made some parts of my line drawing bland and basic.
In conclusion I think that I learnt a lot and that if I did another one I could make it much more superior. It was a very fun unit and I enjoyed working on the piece. I learnt lots of line techniques that could be helpful if I used any pencil drawings or sketches in the future to give gradation and tone and texture.