N.C.A.D. Audit Credit Module

Processes & Approaches



We again practiced some of the techniques and warm up exercises previously studied during the Certificate in Drawing and Visual Investigation course (see the section on Techniques and Processes).  Some of the topics covered in this class included; the importance of maintaining a visual diary, blind drawing, negative space drawing, drawing from observation and still life.   




Following our studies on Techniques & Processes, we were then advised to pick a simple every day object to examine and practise some of these techniques on in order to discover how we could develop a body of work from a basic object.  I chose a curtain stopper (found at the edge of a curtain rail). 

1.  I first started with a simple pencil sketch.

Choosing a Subject



2.  I then played around with some negative space drawings and breaking the object up into smaller parts.



3.  Using charcoal, I then created some very quick sketches.  These types of quick and messy drawings can sometimes give the piece more life and movement than creating a picture perfect piece of work.



Finally, we then created a linocut of the drawing.  This was my first time making a linocut and I loved it (details on how to create a linocut can be found here)






I actually prefer the faded, half finished black and white linocut (see above).  You should re-ink your linocut each time you create a new piece, however, I had not re-inked the linocut and this is how I created the above faded piece.  By not always re-inking your linocut you can create more of an unfinished and thus more mysterious piece of work.