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About tiffanymclean

I am studying towards a creative arts Degree with the Open College of the Arts. I hope to eventually train to become an Arts Therapist.

Experiments with self portrait

In preparation for my final piece I first want to experiment with different portraits using unusual reflectors. Today I have done two. First I did a series of self portraits using a shaving mirror to look to get unusual images of my … Continue reading

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Exercise: Tonal Study

I now had to do tonal studies. For this tonal study I use charcoal. I think some tones are a little and I should have pushed this harder. I used my eraser to draw in the light on my face. … Continue reading

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Exercise: Using Colour

I had to work with a model or develop an existing drawing and draw an expressive portrait of the subject. On the left is a self portrait I did on module 4. I really like this and feel I have … Continue reading

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Research point – part 3

I wanted to look at a few more artists and the way they used line. Gustav Klimt – Klimt is becoming one of my favourite artists. His line drawings are very energetic and the lines are not always flowing and smooth, … Continue reading

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Research point – part 2

Today I continued to research artists and the use of line in their work I  moved on to look at the work of Jacques Louis David, looking at his studies and sketches. His use of line appeared very precise and purposeful. Every line was very … Continue reading

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Research point – part 1

I was asked to look at the work of a range of artists and make notes about their use of line. I first looked at David Hockney. His drawings are made up of single continuous lines, describing the shape of the body, furniture … Continue reading

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Exercise: Line drawing of the whole figure

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For this exercise I had to draw a line drawing of the whole figure. I first did a pose of me standing up. I don’t think this turned out quite right, and I made a few mistakes on the arm by making … Continue reading

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