Found Drawings- Early Ideas

The task is to draw 100 A6 pictures based on the simple geometrical shapes/ textures found in observation.

The limitations are the size of the card; only being able to draw from observation and the use of only line in black, white and grey.

The are no limitations on the type of material we can use as far as I know.

The purpose is to get into a habit of regular work as well as training our brains to look closer and differently at the world. I have picked up from the tutors that variety in material and subject matter will not only make the work look more interesting but it will make the admittedly tedious task more fun. Another pointer we were given is to charge the work with the emotion that we are currently feeling, giving an artistic flavour to it. It was suggested that living in the moment rather than the future or past was advisable so as to follow tangents and avoid distraction.

The first 23 of the 100.
The first 23 of the 100.

The emerging themes that I would like to pursue in my work are repetition, bold lines, cut out pieces, transparency, symmetry, strong composition and media experimentation.

The materials I want to use are (but not limited to) poly pockets, transparent plastic, card, leaflets, linoleum, 3d printed plastic, wax, chalk, ink and oil pastel.

I found that the most interesting place to draw so far was in Bristol’s medieval cathedral, which boasted intricate gothic designs. I enjoyed working there because of the sheer variety of things to draw and my interest in history. It’ll be important to get out into the city for the task.

The best thing to do now is to get out there and start some exploring/ drawing.


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