In my last tutorial I was inspired by the idea of creating a resist in my drawing, as this would add another depth and level to my drawing for research. Henry Moore is someone I have looked at before but is definitely worth revising.
These are some images i have collected form the Tate website archives. The top images are his reportage style drawings of people in the tube bunkers. The last are planned drawings for his incredibly famous sculptures. What I think the technique of ink pencil and crayon give to his work is the feel of volume and light. By marking out the areas of light it allows no room for error and subtle contrast between light and dark. It also shows an understanding of where the light will fall to create body. The way in which he is working add’s a 3D element that may not have been able to achieve if it wasn’t for the resist technique being involved.
Again these images were taken from Tate. From my research I can tell that she is primarily a a sculpture but produced this book for Tate entitled ‘Hospital Drawings’ The way that these images deals with tone and shape is incredibly delicate. Not only this but the ethereal tones and byzantine hand gestures give a religious, considered and spiritual feel, referencing perhaps to the importance fo the workers involved. As she is a sculptor as well you can see why both artists have used this technique because fo the importance of catching light on shapes. They have a good understanding of structure of three dimension which gives them an even greater understanding of reflecting this on paper, using a resist technique.
Volume and light I think are the key things that should come out of any drawing, but perhaps if my own drawings aren’t representing the forms in this way as strongly, this method could be the way to do this. Especially as at the moment I am drawing lots of glasses and bottle, two of the main skills I need will be volume and light.