Exercise 1.8: Portraying by drawing

Taking the flowers I photographed here, these are the drawings that I created: A3 - 5H pencil. To loosen myself up and get back into sketching after a break (due to health reasons) I decided to start simply by using a hard pencil and trying to draw the flower and its leaves taking my pencil … Continue reading Exercise 1.8: Portraying by drawing

Exercise 1.7 Sources and media

I decided to restrict my drawing inspiration to only a few flowers to focus on trying to portray them in a variety of ways. The images below show my selection:   I also intend to let the flowers wilt so that the petals form more twisted and textured shapes. I will use a variety of … Continue reading Exercise 1.7 Sources and media

Research: Artists, designers and companies that employ floral and leaf motifs

The aim of this research is to look at at least three examples from the list of artists below. The focus is on finding examples of their floral or leaf-based work and try to determine why these motifs are so important, dominant or recurring in their work. Elizabeth Blackadder William Morris Marni Zoffany Takashi Murakami … Continue reading Research: Artists, designers and companies that employ floral and leaf motifs