Gezeichnete Familienforschung, ein „Work-in-Progress“-Projekt mit dem Arbeitstitel „Kullemulle“
[Erste Bestandsaufnahme: die Frauen…]
Drawings for a family genealogy project, titled „Kullemulle“.
An experimental lesson in blind drawing
Sometimes my drawing pupils have great difficulties in the comprehension of three-dimensionality.
Of course we always practice the tool set we do have for achieving three-dimensionality within a a two-dimensional drawing.
As there are e.g. shadow and light – of course – or in a pure line drawing (where we don’t block explicit shadow areas) the variation of line weights for modelling the object’s spatial dimensions. Which of course needs a lot of practice…
But interestingly at some point I realized that the difficulty was not only in applying that knowledge,
but generally to perceive an object’s three-dimensionality.
So I came up with the “Touch and Feel” drawing idea: I wanted them to experience an object`s three-dimensionality by not seeing – only by touching – it.
I gave them a plastic bag with an unknown object in it and told them to put their left hand into the bag to explore the item inside and meanwhile draw what they touched and felt.
Here are the results of the blind “Touch and Feel” Drawings – the models were little Cow Figurines (by Schleich)…
On 28th of February I was hired (as one of three drawing artists) for a Live Drawing Session at a media event of the german political party FDP.
We were hired to „storyboard“ the event. Here are my favourite drawings:
And here some pencil test drawings of my colleagues…