Assignment 1 – sketches and reference photos

For this first assignment I decided to make some initial sketches of a few collected objects to form a still-life composition. The objects were collected on our Coigach peninsula, Wester-Ross outing in September.

Assignment sketches

Assignment 1 - preliminary object sketch 1

Assignment 1 – preliminary object sketch 1

Assignment 1 - preliminary object sketch 2

Assignment 1 – preliminary object sketch 2

Assignment 1 - preliminary object sketch 3

Assignment 1 – preliminary object sketch 3

Assignment 1 - preliminary object sketch 4

Assignment 1 – preliminary object sketch 4

Assignment 1 - preliminary objet sketch 5

Assignment 1 – preliminary objet sketch 5

Assignment 1 - preliminary object sketch 6

Assignment 1 – preliminary object sketch 6

Assignment decision

Placing the objects in various positions on my drawing table and trying different angles of lighting, I decided to opt for two separate drawing positions using a single overall composition (reference photos below):

Assignment 1 - landscape format reference photo

Assignment 1 – landscape format reference photo

Assignment 1 - portrait format reference photo

Assignment 1 – portrait format reference photo