Project – Drawing Plants and Flowers
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Exercise – Negative Space in a Plant
A little bit harder than the previous negative space exercise. The problem was not just the drawing but keeping one’s brain in the negative mode particularly for the smaller areas.

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The drawing is closely representational of the plant with only a few minor erasings.

Check and Log
Your composition should occupy most of the paper’s surface. How much negative space have you left?
I read this point after the event and whilst some drawings might fulfill the requirement the final drawing does not fill the paper though still has charm.

What have you learned from drawing the details of fruit and vegetables?
As a beginner I am on a steep learning curve and most of my drawings have been preceded by a considerable amount of trial and practice work. However I am pleased with my drawings in this section and perhaps for the first time a little confidence is creeping through which will enable me to open out a bit more, ie. a bit more expressive.

What did you find most challenging about this part of the course?
Mostly answered above but learning to use new materials to their individual best is quite hard as you have to learn their individual characteristics.

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