Saturday, 16 July 2016

Sketchbook: Mixed Media Portraits

Over the summer holidays, I've been trying to sketch as much as possible.
Here are some sketchbook pages using promarkers, paint, pencil and ink.

I liked the way the ink bled through the page, so I made a variation of the same portrait flipped over.

Shreeya x

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Evolution of a Coloured Painting

This is another painting that I did as part of my AS Level project on Masks. For this painting I used the word 'mask' a bit more abstractly to mean covering the face.
I also tried to use naturalistic colours rather than applying my own colour palette as I had done previously.


Shreeya x

Unit 1 Sketchbook

This is some of my work from my first sketchbook of AS Level art.

Tonal Pencil Drawing

Tonal Pencil Drawing

Tonal Painting

Tonal Drawing

Coloured Painting

Mixed Media Painting

Experimenting with colour palettes

Compositional Sketches
Mixed Media Painting

Shreeya x

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Evolution of a Coloured Painting

So, as I have said in a previous post, my A-Level Art Project at the moment is about masks. The preparation process is producing as much work as possible, whether it be a quick sketch or a full-size colour painting, exploring line, tone, colour harmonies, paint application etc.

This was a colour painting I did using thin washes of colour to build up layers, making up my own colour palette:

I started of with a measured drawing making sure everything was pretty much in proportion.
Then I started adding washes of colours that I thought I would like. This was the hardest part for me; I thought I wanted pastel pinks and purple, but then decided that muted purple and blues would create more suitable mood.
I was quite happy with how it turned out.
The next thing I would like to try is naturalistic colours, maybe one built up in washes like this painting, or with thick expressive brushstrokes.
Shreeya x 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

GCSE Art Controlled Portfolio

Earlier this year I did my GCSE Art, but I was only allowed to take it home recently. This is my controlled portfolio, which was my non-timed art project.

 The theme I chose was portraiture. It had to be something we had done the year before, e.g. Portraiture, Figures in the City, Alter Ego/Animal Sculptures.

 We then had to make a photomontage from magazine cut outs related to our theme and then find compositions we liked and draw them.

I then took some of my own photos and made drawings from them, experimenting with different materials.

I then chose some artists to reference in my projects and did some studies of their work.
I chose Andy Gundthart, Katarzyna Klein and Inkquisitive.

I  then experimented with the artist's styles on my own photos...

 ... played around with some typography..

... worked out how I was going to present my work...

And this is what I ended up with.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A-Level Art Project: Masks

At the moment, I am in the first year of my Fine Art A-Level Course. As part of this unit, we have to  choose a starting point, I chose Masks, and start exploring the theme before creating a final outcome in timed conditions. Here is some of my work so far.

Tonal Pencil Drawing

Quick Tonal Painting

First time painting with a palette knife

Current work in progress

The exam isn't too far away now, so I am focused on getting as much work done as possible. The hardest thing for me is not spending too long on these experimental pieces, but instead exploring a wide range of materials, techniques and colour palettes.