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Mostho
09-04-2012, 06:37 AM
Sketching challenge: I challenged my self in sketching like drawing in negative.
Instead of drawing on white paper and going to make shadows with black or darkening, I have to make some sketching like lithography, so going with white instead of black or grey for the shadowing.

The reason? I don't know, but I think it can improve my not impressive skills. Even so it's so funny and reminds me when, in another life, I was a pro photographer, and I developed the skill to look the pictures most of time in negative before printing, black and white fine art mostly, so maybe it's just a remember going again.

Although it's not that easy to me I had a lot of fun and I think I will repeat this exercise. Just a side note, in almost every pad that I have I do make a layering of color (acrylics, gouache, drawing ink, whatever) randomly in the pages. So from time to time they appears and so the challenge.

So I choose to sketch the things next to me first, and to complicate more I choose a shiny metallic surface (sigh) so here it is the sketching of the water boiler. I tried also to draw my self and some reflections on the sketching.
I used the white Sakura Gelly Roll first and then also the white China Marker so to deepen and further improving the shadowing.

http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-boiler-02.jpg

Not having enough I went again to this challenge, trying to sketch even a white roll of paper with white... You know something that I feel weird but funny.
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-paper-roll-01.jpg

Later I reverted these two pictures so to better see the results and also to please my left brain, that was so bored with this weird exercise.
They look like an old etching on brass on copper...
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-boiler-02-negative.jpg
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-paper-roll-01-negative.jpg

So now I need to relax, and so it's the time to make some good "normal" sketching on dark backgrounds. This time I used the tools as before and plus my faithful Pentel Brush Pen.

And I felt more relaxed mixing all the ingredients again.
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-boiler-01.jpg
http://www.broworkshop.com/sketching/wp-content/uploads/sketching-ac-remote-control.jpg

Hope you like them as I had a lot of fun. :D

Cheers!

Ps: don't try to understand the notes, they are there just liberally... :)

Studio-1-F
09-04-2012, 08:54 AM
Excellent exercise! And you did very well. I also remember those hours (and hours and hours and hours) spent in the photo lab in the basement of the art department waaaaaay back in college and the brain flip involved in being able to evaluate a negative. Good exercise for the old grey matter! :thumbsup:

Jan

Mostho
09-04-2012, 09:00 AM
Excellent exercise! And you did very well. I also remember those hours (and hours and hours and hours) spent in the photo lab in the basement of the art department waaaaaay back in college and the brain flip involved in being able to evaluate a negative. Good exercise for the old grey matter! :thumbsup:

Jan

Thank you Jan!
And I can tell you more: with my expertise ( I was even making my own developing recipes for film and paper) I will start again to make photography only if I will have the chance to do it in big format.
like in the good old days!
:)
Silver print rules.

DrDebby
09-09-2012, 09:42 PM
Excellent exercise to challenge yourself with. Great sketches.

Mostho
09-10-2012, 05:43 AM
Excellent exercise to challenge yourself with. Great sketches.
Thanks! :wave: