Lesson 5

The objective of this lesson was to start thinking about using marks as a design device. This means identifying common features and using pattern and/or symbol to simplify and focus the image.

I created three drawings:

Drawing 1 – View from the kitchen

Fig 1 – Back garden thumbnails (2023)
Fig 2 – Back garden (2023)

Drawing 2 – Wisley Gardens in heavy rain

Although the weather was cold and grim, the subject I selected and the repeat patterns created by the rain falling into puddles allowed my to think easily in terms of repeatable patterns.

Fig 3 – Wisley Gardens thumbnails (2023)
Fig 4 – Heavy rain at Wisley Gardens (2023)

Drawing 3 – People in a cafe

I took learnings from drawing 2 into the cafe interior.

Fig 5 – National Gallery cafe thumbnail (2023)
Fig 6 – A bit of lippy, National Gallery cafe (2023)

There are important learnings for me from this exercise about using a simplified/codified visual language. More for me to explore and experiment with.

Reference

List of illustrations

Figure 1 – Hadfield, Hugh (2023) Back garden thumbnails [Fountain pen] In possession of: the author

Figure 2 – Hadfield, Hugh (2023) Back garden [Pencil] In possession of: the author

Figure 3 – Hadfield, Hugh (2023) Wisley Gardens thumbnails [Fountain pen] In possession of: the author

Figure 4 – Hadfield, Hugh (2023) Heavy rain at Wisley Gardens [Fountain pen] In possession of: the author

Figure 5 – Hadfield, Hugh (2023) National Gallery cafe thumbnail [Fountain pen] In possession of: the author

Figure 6 – Hadfield, Hugh (2023) A bit of lippy, National Gallery cafe [Fountain pen] In possession of: the author

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