"Look in the mirror. Usually
you see your own face in a ‘static’ position. This is an unusual
face- your friends will see your face in much more interesting positions
and with more expressions. Make as many different expressions as
you can. Are you able to draw one before it starts hurting? Maybe
you need to take some photographs of yourself and friends ‘pulling
faces’. Look in magazines for interesting pictures showing faces
expressing anger, sorrow, happiness etc. Cut these out and stick
them in your Sketchbooks. Make drawings of the LINES
you see. This will be difficult if you try to draw the whole face
at once. Concentrate on details like the mouth or eyes."
for photographs of unusual angles of the human figure, especially
in movement. Look at the way the body moves, the position of arms
and legs, the bend of the neck, the flow of hair etc."
"Practice making WASHES
of colour in your sketchbook. What happens when you let the colours
if the paint dries a little and then you add more watery paint on
top? Does the UNDERCOLOUR
show through? Cut up these samples and write about how you made
at your skin. Is it really pink, black or brown ? There are many
colours which make up skin TEXTURE.
Experiment with thin WASHES
and look for the blue veins which also add to the surface TEXTURE
of skin. Do the same with hair. Cut up any areas of your experiments
which work and stick them in your sketchbooks. Make notes on the
"Try making SURFACE
by rubbing OIL
PASTEL on to rough paper and then cover with washes of paint.
What do these areas remind to of? Make a collection of TEXTURE
this way. Keep Notes."