Blog of the week: drawing, reflecting and drawing some more

Here is the blog of OCA Drawing student, Kim Appleton, aka Kappleto. I think looking at this blog may help other Drawing students understand how to put a blog together. It shows how useful it is to see the thinking and process that students go through. This blogger works in a nice transparent way, showing us each step, and describing her thinking as she goes. Tutors and assessors will find this blog easy to follow because she has tagged it assignment by assignment. Take a look at it here. Well done Kim!

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4 comments for “Blog of the week: drawing, reflecting and drawing some more

  1. Olivia Irvine
    16 March 2012 at 9:22 am

    It’s interesting reading about how you arrived, step by step, at the finished piece. I think it would be worthwhile revisiting the crouched pose. It is so dynamic and unusual precisely because it is difficult for the model to hold. You would have to get very quick at drawing accurately and in short bouts, which is no bad thing. You could still use pastels for it, but in a more open textured way and get a real intensity of colour and tone, which would give a different kind of ‘finished’ look. As regards fixative, you probably know this already,it is possible to spray at any stage, repeatedly, and keep building up. It keeps the colours and tones very fresh. Good luck!

  2. Angie
    18 March 2012 at 5:51 pm

    The work is excellent.

    And, how lucky to have such a willing model to work with.

  3. 18 March 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. The step by step thought process was very interesting and the end result excellent. If I could do half as well I’d be happy!!

  4. Kim Appleton
    19 March 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks so much for your comments. I’m so glad my blog is of use to other people. I really struggled with how to set it up and have spent a lot of time swearing at it when it refuses to do what I want it to! I only recently figured out that you can change the dates for each blog entry which makes it easier to present in course order rather than chronological. I’m just getting everything together for the summer assessment so if the blog is ok it’s one thing I don’t have to think about!

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