For this exercise I used a large sheet of A2 water colour paper, and I chose to paint the collection of utensils using black ink, and a small flat paint brush. I didn’t particularly enjoy this line drawing exercise as I wanted to add in light and shadow. I did however, attempt to paint directly onto the surface without sketching out the image beforehand.
Looking at the resulting painting however, I can see where some of the utensils aren’t placed correctly on the page and are somewhat out of scale. It was a good exercise though in realising the importance for me to be able to sketch before painting. I’m glad I chose the blank ink on with back ground to depict the utensils, there are lots of interesting straight lines and shapes in the cutlery, and the monochromatic image is quite striking.