In my research for this Assignment, I have looked at the drawings and approaches of the artists suggested in the course, and a few others that interest me.
I find that I am having to even question what I think drawing is. (Before this research and this course, I would have said that it was mainly for producing a likeness of the object or scene being studied, or to make a preliminary sketch for a finished piece of work). I like Michael Ginsborg’s quote about “…the drawing attitude” quoted by Alison Carlier and used as the title for her set of conversations with artists on the subject of drawing. I think it means having at open, exploring, adventurous approach to drawing: experimenting, questioning what drawing is for, and why we do it and what it could be.
Thinking of how this relates to my work in this Assignment: my head is now spinning with possibilities. I will explore drawing using different approaches and media. I will try to explore a variety of approaches, different ones in each sketch: for example:- descriptive drawing, textures, feelings and emotions, pattern, close-up studies – maybe trying out a drawing app – all exciting prospects!
I have included my research notes and sources below.