PALIN & THE BEAR: Taxonomy of Drawing:

When the Sarah Palin looks up at the Alaskan State Flag she first sees, eight golden stars on a dark blue field, then a length of woven cloth either lifted or let down by the wind, what she most pr

Drawing from Experience: Fra Angelico to Leonardo

By the end of the twentieth Century the access Andre Malraux anticipated his "Museum Without Walls" , (the world beyond museums that the mass distribution of reproductions of arte

DRAWN IDENTITIES: Pepsi, Shakers and Tattoos

I no longer recognise much of a divide between writing and drawing, for me, the two travels hand in hand towards very similar goals.

The Raw and the Cooked - essay by Stephen Farthing

A year or so ago, I was given a box of papers by a man I met in the bar of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, the box was one of those tray type boxes producer’s use to ship fruit to market.

Field Notes: Lesson 7

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Lesson 7. Strategies for collecting information and recording ideas as an aid to memory.

Measured Drawing: Lesson 5

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Lesson 5. Making a drawing that is dependent for its success on mathematical accuracy.

Making a Livelier Drawing: Lesson 4

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Lesson 4. Making a livelier drawing, where the line and tone have an energy because they have been applied at speed with a brush.

Creativity: Lesson 8

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Lesson 8. Invention!

The Elements of Drawing

With Colour: Lesson 6

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Lesson 6. The most complex form of drawing. Starting with a pencil outline, the drawing is developed with a brush in clearly defined layers. 

Toned Paper: Lesson 3

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Lesson 3. How toned paper can be used to provide the mid-tone in a drawing, which records where light and shade fall as a means of picturing an object.