This weeks topic is about changing the way you use your drawing implement to create rhythmic variation and interesting visual effects. The brief was to create a simple still life and draw this with ink (watercolour was used in the above examples) using a long handled brush extension and drawing standing up with the paper on the floor in front of you.
I taped a ruler to the handle of a watercolour tapered brush to do this exercise. The idea is to limit the number of lines used, but make those lines distinctive and meaningful. The width and character of the lines can be varied by how much ink is on the brush and by the pressure of the drawing implement.
The results are pleasing and this exercise was easier than I thought it would be. I like the way this technique forces you to use minimal line, as you can't go back and fix things up or go over anything, but the lines that are used are strong, varied and expressive. A new experience for me, but something I wouldn't mind exploring further...
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.