Last week we had talked about who uses drawing so we began this week looking at two different drawing. Discussing what the drawings showed – how to read the drawings – what information was in the drawings – were they done by hand?
Lots of discussion and got us thinking about who not only makes drawings as part of their job or work but who needs to be able to read or understand these drawings. Architects – builders – plumbers – engineers – electricians – window fitter – carpenter – interior designers – and of course the client or person who is getting the house built.
We had explored some mark making in the previous week so over the next few weeks we will bring some of those marks into our observational drawing. Observational drawing is drawing or recording what you can see, what is in front of you. This is a really heard exercise and we need to train our eyes to look closely and our hands to draw what we are seeing and take our time!
We set up a group of apples in an “interesting” arrangement – different heights, different angles – looking at light and shadow. So beginning with getting the basic shapes, outlines, proportions and the shapes and forms where they touched each other or were behind or in front of each other. Then took an apple on its own (most resisting the urge to take a bite before drawing it!). Getting closer we used magnifying glass to examine the skin surface – texture and pattern. Finally cutting in half to explore the insde – different texture and pattern. Great focused work by 3rd Class!