Experimental Drawing – Study of Clouds

Continuing from my previous post about our first session of experimental drawing I’m going to write about what we did on our second session a week later…which to be honest I found much more interesting and enjoyable. There were two things that made me really like this project. Firstly just like in our first session we were asked to work with black and white media only and to be as experimental as we want which is what I like doing the most! And secondly, we had to do a study of clouds, and clouds are amazing and I love them. I love everything to do with sky and clouds so I guess it was just impossible for me to dislike this project! But anyway, in my case I decided to limit myself and use only black and white chalk and white acrylic paint as I could still remember the overworked drawing I created on the first session (click on the link in the first sentence if you would like to read more about it!)

Before creating our own pieces using any media we want, we were all asked to do two A2 drawing of clouds using two different techniques chosen by our tutor. At the start of the session we were all given an A4 black and white photocopy of a photograph of clouds and for the first drawing we were asked to choose a small rectangular section of it (about 2cm by 3cm) and using only black chalk interpret it on A2 piece of paper. The trick was we were not allowed to even use rubber so we had to be very careful to make sure we don’t make it too dark because it would be really hard to make it lighter again. The drawing below is the one I created (but actually wasn’t very happy with as it looks nothing like clouds)

For the second drawing we were asked to choose a different section of the photocopy (but about the same size) and again interpret it on A2 piece of paper. This time however we had to cover a whole piece of paper with a layer of black chalk and “draw” clouds using a putty rubber. I must say I preferred this techniques a lot as I felt I have more control over what I’m doing..(I probably shouldn’t since it was experimental drawing workshop but oh well) Anyway, here  it is:

So, Once we finished creating those two pieces of work we could start working on our own ideas. As I mentioned before I used only black and white chalk and white acrylic paint as I tried to be sensible this time, and so I ended up with a drawing I actually liked (wow, it literally never happens!) So below you can see a drawing I created and two close ups on the details.

Drawing – 


Lastly, during the same session we also created our own blackboards using pieces of cardboard boxes and blackboard paint. To be completely honest I can’t remember what exactly it was about but we explored some kind of mark making on blackboard as there are a lot of artists who use blackboards in their work and it creates a really interesting effect. But anyway, once our blackboard were dry and ready to use we were asked to be very experimental and to express our thoughts by creating abstract pieces of work. As I said I can’t exactly remember what it was all about but below are the two pieces I created. So, I hope  you enjoyed reading this really long post and maybe liked my drawings..well at least the one I liked! Have a nice day (..night?) and please look forward to my next post!






Some time ago I posted about the two day painting project that I was doing at college and promised to post the picture of the blue and yellow paiting that I was working on at the moment, once it’s finished. I finally finished it and so, here it is!

I also took one a black and white picture of the painting to compare it with the  photocopy I was working from. I wanted to see if my choice of where to use yellow and where blue was rigth or not and I think I did a pretty good job!

Lastly..Massive Thank you to my cat for stealing all my brushes so I can take a stretch break every 4 minutes.


Recently at college I started another mini project this time mainly focused on painting. I was asked to create 4 A5 collages and make photocopies of them. Out of the photocopies I made I had to choose two and using only 5 colours (Black, dark grey, mid grey, light grey and white) I had to paint these on A4 piece of paper each. When two paintings were finished I was then asked to choose one of the paintings, photocopy it and then paint the photocopy on another piece of A4 paper.

At this stage we were finally allowed to introduce some colours.Exciting!! However we could only use blue and yellow..and only if we wanted to. So I scanned the last painting I created and started to paint it on A2 piece of paper which was much bigger than paper I used before.

The aim of this project was to learn different techniques of painting and mark making. We also learned about how different people interpret the same thing differently according to their own personality, experiences and likes.

So here are some photographs to illustrate each stage I went thorough in this project:

I will soon post the picture of the finished blue and yellow painting!