Art Line Drawing Reflection

During Grade 7 art class, we worked on line drawing for 11-12 weeks. In this unit, our significant concept was “Line can be used to convey shape, texture and tone.” At the beginning of this unit, we practiced several line techniques such as matching, cross-hatching, random lines, and stippling. Secondly, we drew several things such as ocean waves and clouds using line techniques that we learned before. After that, we chose line drawing, which was drawn by Vincent Van Gogh, and tried to copy his work. Lastly, at the end of the unit, we combined two pictures and we drew that on one piece of paper (A3). I combined a image of a car, and a building in Motomachi, which is nearby my house.

The picture that I used to practice several line techniques :

It was hard to choose the pictures to make a good combination. This is because two pictures should match each other. However, I could not choose the best picture because I think my pictures do not really match each other. Maybe, I think it would be better if I chose the picture that was related to nature instead of modern things.

Here are the pictures that I used to combine (a car, and structure nearby Motomachi):


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I used Photoshop to combine those two pictures.

My final composite image :

Before working on final paper(A3), I practiced on a transparent paper. I could see several differences between the first line drawing(transparent paper) and the second one(A3). I found out that I used more at lines for the second line drawing, such as stippling, scumbling, and cross-hatching. Second, I added more clouds, and changed the location of the trees to make my line drawing look better. I think my second line drawing became much better than the first line drawing. However, I want to make more improvements to make it perfect.

First thing that I need to improve is gradations. This is because I tried to use lots of gradation, but it did not express dark part and light part clearly. The second thing that I want to improve is usage of lines. It is because in my drawing, some of the parts look empty. Therefore, I think I should have drawn with more details. Although my final line drawing was not perfect, I think it was a good experience to learn different kinds of line techniques.

The picture that I drew (First one, and second one) :

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