Pages 65-67: Sketchbook 1
This exercise involved following first the upper silhouettes of a group of objects and then the lower parts of the objects using the edge of a table as a baseline from which to start. The negative spaces were, therefore the first to appear on the paper and the 'object spaces' were only filled in subsequently.
I found this exercise extremely difficult. It really brought home to me how inaccurate my drawing really is. On the first two attempts I noticed that I thought I had returned to base/table level much too far up the page. I had drawn whet I thought I was seeing the table to would have had a big step in it behind the objects. Obviously I was not observing properly. I tried drawing more slowly. The negative effect of this, however was that my lines became even more wobbly than usual.
Below is my best attempt from the first time I tried it on A2 paper with graphite stick.
The baby oil bottle was a complex shape and I just couldn't master it
Here the body of the large marmite pot is out of proportion to the lid and the square chutney jar is off centre.