Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Stylisation: Cubism

I wanted to find a way to teach practical stylisation techniques using an existing design style or art movement.  The natural object is drawn from life (& direct observation).  The drawing is then used as the basis for the final sketch.  It is cut up & 'fragmented' to mimic the multiple visage points of cubism works.  Colour is added to bind the various 'fragments' together again into a coherent design.  The sketch came out a lot more yellow than anticipated, but I think the stylisation is quite successful.  The medium is a combination of watercolour washes with coloured pencil.