My homework from week 5 of Large Scale Sketchbook was to add tonal values in ink to the original drawings I'd done on at the Cast Courts as I'd liked the contrast of the rough dark backs with the finer, lighter details of the fronts of the busts. When it came to it , I couldn't bear to 'spoil' the original drawings so I used marker pen on a photocopy ( above ) and then made tracings of photo/drawings and traced those into my sketchbook and used 'Payne's Grey' watercolour rather than ink (below).
When I got my photocopies back , I was delighted to find he'd done some combining the tracings with the tonal sketches with unexpected results which I stuck in the book, cut out sections and added further watercolour washes.
I posted this on Facebook as it was my favourite page spread only to have a comment that the left hand page looks like Donald Trump!! That's all I can see now ( it wasn't obvious when viewed as an A2 page) and it brings poignancy to the right hand side , a shattered figure bowed down with horror and shame??
My talk with Tony was right at the end of the session so we were looking through 2 weeks work. As there are so many cutouts and change of perspective when you turn a page , he thought it would work well as an animation (perhaps something to consider filming when I finally bring the book home ). We also discussed starting to introduce more detail and variety of mark and change of materials .So far I've been responding and reacting to the scale of the sketchbook with big bold marks. Right at the end of the session we had a quick look at other peoples (very varied) sketchbooks, a couple of people had contrasted areas of very dark charcoal with delicate fine lined drawings which I really liked. The pages above from last week show some of these characteristics so that's what I'm going to concentrate on in this week session: more drawing , less cutting.