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Continuing with sangina/coal experiments + sketches of environment

Firstly- sorry for the late announcement. I will try to make it into a regular schedule (however my work does not really support that)

Secondly - the topic I am setting for myself for this event would be mostly environment sketches and composition.*

During the last meet up a lovely discussion with Sylviane combined with some recent introspection that I had on the way that I draw, led me to question, if I have been hamstringing myself by not paying any mind to composition in my sketch-portraits.

There is a difference between "a head" and "a head in the context of its surroundings", and maybe I can improve the quality of the portraits not just through polishing my line-art and anatomy knowledge (time and again), but by building an environment around the portrait.

And naturally, anything that deals with composition and environment will inevitably force honing the understanding of perspective (something I have been having problems most of my drawing life)

So all in all this topic sound promising and I can't wait to see what I can learn from it.

Thirdly - I don't have a lot in terms of books (physical book) on the topic, since I could not carry my whole library from home to Zurich. But I do have a couple, which I will bring. If you have some book you think will benefit others - by all means bring it along.



*please bear in mind - it is a topic of the meet up that I set for myself. You are free to choose something else.

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  • Lotti E.

    Hi Alex, I'll be probably about 10 minutes late tomorrow. See you there!

    March 29, 2013

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