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Drawing and Seeing

Alphonso Dunn A very good series on the process of constructing a scene. First think about the type of line – drawing with arm, wrist or fingers. Framing and focus. Can see things in different ways. Importance of simplification.

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Charcoal Drawing

I really like the dark moody tone of charcoal. In the past I have used a range of techniques. Using willow/vine, compressed and condensed charcoal on different types of paper. I do have to be careful though using charcoal as I have a lot of problems with the dust. One way of overcoming this is […]

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Pencil Drawing

I really enjoy using pencil in different ways. Line and sketching I also collect all the sharpenings from graphite sticks in a small container to use as graphite powder for shading – taking care not to inhale this. Some earlier drawings using this technique Drawings for Hybrids. Inspiration for pencil technique I want to significantly improve […]

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Glue Drawings

I had often earlier used PVA glue with ink because I like the random ways in which it mixes to create interesting textures for landscapes and abstracts. Some drawings from my earlier OCA courses are given below. While doing the Invisible Cities Assignment I discovered glue drawings as I was looking for something ‘sticky’ for […]

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Procreate tips and tricks

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iPad Explorations

Task The critical review is intended to demonstrate your awareness and understanding of how your own and other illustrators’ work and ideas relates to the wider cultural picture. It should demonstrate a critical and contextual understanding of how your work fits into a broader framework of practices and explore the ideas that underpin some of these. Your […]

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Procreate

Procreate is probably the most used painting app – developed in 2013, with significant upgrade as Procreate 4 for iOS11 in late 2017. It is the programme I have used most throughout this course. Its key features include: fully customisable brushes with pressure and tilt sensitivity, including possibility to completely create one’s own brushes. Procreate […]

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Cyanotypes

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. The process was discovered in 1842 by English scientist and astronomer. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. Cyanotype Google images Process Prints can be made from […]

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Collage forthcoming

  Caricature While many illustrators have continued to use the simple materials of pen and wash, line and watercolour, established during the eighteenth century as a way to draw caricatures, others have explored the possibility of collage and photomontage as a way of directly using the image of their subjects. Using collage can be quicker and more direct, […]

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Anna Boghiguian

Anna Boghiguian was born in 1946, an Armenian in Cairo. Living a nomadic life, the artist has constantly moved between different cities across the globe, from Egypt to Canada and India to France. She studied political science at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Arts and Music at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. The artist investigates subjects […]