Student work uncovered: Carole Yerbury

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Jim Unsworth, art tutor and assessor, gives us an insight into some preliminary sketches in black and white and colour.



  1. Stephanie Hollis 19 February 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Excellent work. The paintings, esp the long one, with what looks like a tent on the left, are staggeringly good.

  2. Jennifer Wallace 20 February 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you, Jim, for a really clear and straightforward commentary – I understood exactly what you were driving at, and it’s helped me in my struggles along this sort of pathway with the first assignment painting in my first painting course which I’m in the midst of right now.

  3. Lucy 22 February 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Great commentary- clear and easy to follow. Also, Jim helps to bring the works to life.

    The drawings are particularly strong due to their use of tone and texture.

  4. Olivia Irvine 22 February 2013 at 10:03 pm

    It’s good to see someone really using thumbnails. I find that a lot of students don’t use them or spend too long on them, which defeats the purpose. Here we can see how the thumbnails kept the idea alive.

    1. Stephanie Hollis 22 February 2013 at 10:53 pm

      From the viewer’s perspetive, they give a sketch book a pleasing change of rhythm, helping the other work to breathe.

  5. Philippa 23 February 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you for this, I love her work and it has helped put into perspective the use of thumbnails for working out composition. I especially love her tonal quality and draftsmanship.

  6. catherine muncey 23 February 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I just wanted to ask, should there never be any other reason than feeling for doing preliminary sketches, or rather, should feeling be included in every preliminary drawing?


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