June 2017

OCAD Studio: Negative Space

Negative space drawing is a way of working that will help you to ignore preconceptions about what you’re drawing, and see things more visually. It is a very…

OCAD Studio: Thumbnail Sketching

You can use thumbnail sketches as a way to quickly note down ideas for drawings and paintings. They can be used for both abstract and representational work. You…

Task 9: Colour Values and Still Life

This task is broken down into 2 parts so that you can explore colour further before you take on your full colour still life art work. If a…

OCAD Studio: How to Make a Value Scale

A value scale will teach you how to organise and understand the limits of values. It consists of nine boxes ranging from white to black. I recommend trying…

OCAD Studio: Charcoal, Graphite and Associated Tools

Graphite and charcoal are the two most commonly used dry media, they can be used together but they have slightly different properties, so I recommend using one or…

OCAD Studio: Types of Lighting

Here are the six main types of lighting that you will use when making representational art. In this case I’ve focused on a portrait bust but the same…

Task 8 Part 2: Colour Fruit Bowl

TASK: Make a drawing of a bowl of fruit using either colour pencils, pastels or paints. You are at the stage to begin experimenting with your colours when…

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