Friday, March 14, 2014

Back to Basics - 1

The first Strathmore course of the year is open. The assignment for the first week was a pencil sketch. I had difficulty with the measurements. They simply would not add up, meaning that what I measured (or thought I measured) was not the same as the size on paper. Usual stuff, I am afraid.

This time, I followed the suggestion in the course and used a ruler to measure. Now, this worked. No approximation, "this looks almost 3 units and 1/3" and other such things. It works great for 1:1 renderings.

I have a nice photo of a shell I took at the Redpath museum. That makes a nice subject for a texture exercise in pen or pencil. It is on my to-do list.