Thursday, 19 January 2012

Foot - drawing in progress by Chloe - grade 5

Chloe, looking for new challenge, has been working on one of the academic drawing exercises devised by the 19th Century artist, Charles Bargue.  The object is to increase students' ability to draw with accuracy and convey areas of shadow and light, thereby creating a three dimensional, sculptural effect.  In the initial stage, Chloe began by mapping out the dimensions of the form (left).  Then, with her outlline completed, she then began dilineating the areas in shadow (see  below).   This is a sustained drawing to be completed over several weeks.  I think you'll agree,  she's off to a very impressive start!

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