I have been showing off 8G’s sketchbooks to the other staff in the art department because they are just so beautiful. They have started by doing an observational drawing of Star Anise; they then cut around these drawings to partially reveal the page below. Next they have then completed a stylised drawing concentrating on quality of line. Finally I have photocopied their line drawing and they have shaded into it using beautiful ‘dark to light’ and blending. What a talented bunch they are!
So 8G, I have some questions for you:
1) How would you describe the lines in the stylised drawing that you did?
2) What were you trying to achieve when you did the shading?
3) What other object could you use, instead of a star anise, to go through this process?
4) You know that you are going to print next, but what other direction could you take this project in?