Betty Goodwin Charcoal on paper

Betty Goodwin Charcoal on paper

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Cream Swirling in Coffee, 1984, photo by Esther Kutnick

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Coffee galaxies!!!

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Night Shadows, 1921Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967)Etching

Night Shadows, 1921
Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967)
Etching

to set the mood…

  • What qualities create mystery in a artist’s drawings?
  • How does the artist reinforce these qualities through composition and colour choices?
  • What tools would you use to set the mood of your drawing? 
  • How can you express emotion through your work?

strong composition

distortion

colour contrasts



Ben Shahn
American (Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania 1898 - 1969 New York, NY)


Citizens of Zinc, Arkansas, a deserted mining town, 1935


Photograph


American
, 
20th century

Gelatin silver print
American (Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania 1898 - 1969 New York, NY)
Citizens of Zinc, Arkansas, a deserted mining town, 1935
Photograph
American
20th century
Gelatin silver print
Shahn comments: “My own concern with The Blind Botanist, was to express a curious quality of irrational hope that man seems to carry around with him, and then along with that to suggest the unpredictable miraculous vocation which he pursues.”

Shahn comments: “My own concern with The Blind Botanist, was to express a curious quality of irrational hope that man seems to carry around with him, and then along with that to suggest the unpredictable miraculous vocation which he pursues.”

Fiona Robinson’s sketchbook- 4 Pages

"More sketchbook drawings, dancing from page to page…
December 18, 2011
I love working in my sketchbooks. No pressure I just hop, slide, move, dance from one page onto the next, following my train of thought. Making drawings from observation, rubbing them out drawing over them, playing with ideas. Thinking I’ll try that or I wonder what would happen if. It is the best way of visual thinking. The excitement, waiting to see what things will look like, knowing it doesn’t matter if it works or not because it is about finding out, opening doors not closing them. Taken from one of my Ballycastle sketchbooks which is full of drawings of Main Street, this little group of drawings started with a sketch of a derelict notice board, plywood streaked with rain-water stains. They then started absorbing the narrative of earlier drawings of the horizon and the cracks in the pavement of the same street.."

Fiona Robinson

http://blankspacebooks.wordpress.com/

Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang
charcoal on paper

Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang

charcoal on paper