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A4 Winsor & Newton (Not Ring bound) sketchbook | Product Review

A4 Winsor & newton hard back sketchbook | Fab or Fail |

After only using this sketchbook for 2 weeks I have a very strong opinion on whether I love it or hate it. I can confirm for my personal use that this sketchbook is totally a …..

FAIL!!!!

I have NEVER in my art career even with cheap, scrap sketchbooks, had one where the pages literally fall out by turning the page to have a flat surface to work on. So far every page has done this and I have had to stick them back in using masking tape which ruins the look and feel of a ‘supposingly’ good sketchbook!!

As you can see down below the glue has separated to create holes which probably why the pages has fallen out. Considering the price of £11.99, I feel like this sketchbook is defiantly not worth it. I brought this sketchbook because I wanted a more ‘branded’ good quality sketchbook so I paid more for it as its one of the most known art brands in the UK, however this sketchbook has proven to be a disgrace and I hope this is just a faulty one not the whole batch :). Whilst I purchased this sketchbook, I also purchased the same brand in A3 that is ring bound. I’m not a fan of ring bound but I will see how that goes and I pray its better than this one.

I would rate this a 2/10. The paper is quite good quality however its impossible to work without sticking the pages in securely as they fall a move out.

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Ceramics Lesson- Basics and Sprig Moulds

My first lesson of the current course UAL Level 3 foundation Diploma in Art and Design was a ceramics lesson learning the basics including wedging, kneading, rolling out etc.

I also learnt about relief imprints, an relief decorations. Creating marks using wooden tools to create designs free hand or using stamps such as above ‘PORTUGAL’ and creating texture to the clay.

I also experimented with sprigs | a mould to create a 3d relief decoration.| I used newspaper to create texture to my clay for the ‘Dementia brief’ to represent decaying skin. I used a face sprig to give a typical base of a face to work on. I wouldn’t say my ceramics is the best of my work but this blog is to share my journey :).

In the end I didn’t go ahead with the ceramics as apart of my dementia project (will be clear in the next weeks when I upload posts). however I gave it my best shot. that’s my piece of advice to you all- just try your best regardless

signing off the interweb

Han

(Artwithatwisthlm)

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Life Drawing Class #2

On 27th September 2016, I experienced my second life drawing class. In this class, we looked at adding shadowing and creating marks with different medium and experimenting with mixed media.

The mediums I have used are:

  • Oil Pastels and Charcoal
  • Oil Pastels and Watercolour
  • Charcoal and Pastels

My Oil Pastel life drawing was inspired by Picasso, I can really see an improvement to last weeks life drawings and I can really see the volume and the proportions are even. My Watercolour and Oil Pastels life drawing was inspired by De Kooning. My intentions were to use bright colours, majority neon. However, my proportion of the drawing wasn’t as accurate. Something to work on next lesson. The Charcoal and Pastels life drawing is excellent for my first freehand life drawing (not in pencil) in colour. However, I need to work on marking shadowing and highlighting areas. I can work on my next life drawing creating a black and white version similar to Jenny Saville’s triple figures.

Overall, I was pleased with my 3 life drawings for my second life drawing class ever! defiantly one of them will appear on my Digital Portfolio.

signing off the interweb

Han

(Artwithatwisthlm)

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Life Drawing Class _ #1

Hey artists 👍🏻 on the 20th September 2016 I went to my first ever life drawing class. I was slightly anxious as I have never done life drawing before and my previous experiences of life drawing as in people’s faces for artist research and hands etc hasn’t been my speciality.

I plan to add posts here of my life drawing and to look back on how it has improved over the next few months etc ☝🏻️😎

This particular life drawing session we looked at proportion, volume and scale 👘. I’m not the best at it but I want to share it regardless as its my work and my development in my career.

signing off the interweb

Han

(Artwithtwisthlm)

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