Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age by Maya Thiagarajan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I definitely share the author’s view that “knowledge is a prerequisite to imagination”. While I’m all for encouraging creativity and innovation, they can’t arise out of a vacuum. One needs a base of knowledge before making…
In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch My rating: 3 of 5 stars I like how the author links the human blink with a cut in a film, and how the decision on when you time the cut influences the audience’s appreciation of the shot/film. There are a number of good advice and…
This week we tackled inking and cross hatching in preparation for the final DRAW assignment. As the accompanying images show, students had to rough out the subject in pencil before drawing over it with a pen. Photo was referenced here.
Decided to do another piece at Holland Village. This time I sat on the sidewalk across the street and sketched for close to 2 hours. Pen on A4 sketchbook.
Sat at the nearby food centre to sketch a section of the street. Luckily it was early enough to not be crowded. I actually didn’t realize there is a mock windmill on that roof until recently. I wonder how long it’s been up there? Anyway, I did mess up a few of the little details,…
I thought the students could benefit from more practice drawing trees today so I found some pictures online of the types that can be seen around Singapore. Pencil on A3 paper.
This week we spent 2 sessions (around 4 hours) drawing a tree. Pencil on A3 paper.
This is my attempt at one of the set-ups for this week’s DRAW module still life test. Students are given approximately 6 hours to complete. Pencil on A3 paper.
As preparation for the DRAW test next week, students were tasked to depict a set objects made of different materials: metal, glass and fabric. Pencil on A3 paper.
This week for DRAW students had a couple of hours to draw a set of objects placed under a single directional light. The emphasis is still on proportion and values. Done in pencil on A3 paper.