Research with development of own drawings

After completing some research into some artists, I managed to get some ideas together to link with my own development on the project.


What about different view points? Focusing on the 4 walls in the room? (see notes above)

I have now got a spark of inspiration and I will continue my research to investigate the artist further and develop an understanding of their work.

As soon as I look up Anthony Green – I was immediately re-engersiged to complete my drawing and look at my subject in a different more creative way! I went straight back to drawing. I attempted my drawing – but it just didn’t work! ARGHHHHHHHHHAW iauwbtiawvalwfhlasfhaoisfhF!!!!!! – These were my initial notes, so you can see my frustration!
ANTHONY GREEN – born 30th September 1939 –

Studied at the Slade School of Art between 1956-1960. Green’s work mainly consists of his family and his surroundings. He paints on irregular-shape support. The pictures he sees in his head have no edges, therefore the drawing is not confined to a rectangular or square page. In a lot of his drawings/paintings he uses polygonal forms and a mix of different perspectives. (The Royal Academy of Arts, s.d) Maybe I could experiment drawing on circular and other contrasting shapes, that are seen unconventional for drawing on. If I had a different support to draw on then I would be forced to draw with a different manner and keep in mind that the drawing is not meant to be formulated in any particular way.

Rather than drawing all aspects of the room by turning the page he stretches the image out in an odd perspective based using shapes. In this particular drawing he has focused on one similar view point throughout the image but still creates depth. His drawings are also quite detailed. A single page with shapes stuck on (perhaps with a different piece of paper) to create my support – just like the collaged background idea. My interpretation, I wanted to exploreeeeeeeee.


Sheila Whittam 

Another artist I have found was Sheila Whittam. She has a similar approach to Anthony Green. She uses different perspectives and sometimes makes illusions in the way she draws. I feel that she creates an almost dreamlike scene in her drawings and engages the viewer in each of her pieces. She plays with scale and perspective of each individual item or object in the picture. Some of her drawings remind me of surrealist art. She uses mix media and I like quite a few of her approach to drawing. (Sheila Whittam, 2016)

My own interpretation:


I completed Whittam’s drawing style in the same way I approached Green’s. I started with a support/roughly sketched a plan of how I was going to attempt the drawing task. For Whittam’s I wanted to explore using mixed media. I really enjoyed completing this drawing. I didn’t feel pressurised to correct the objects form or shape in the drawing. A lot of her pieces, I feel, focus on tone and her use of media. The only obstacle I feel I need to master is the amount of empty space. I think there is a big amount of negative space in my drawing, whereas in Whittam’s there is hardly any. I almost need to bundle a lot more objects into the room, to make it chaotic. Green’s use of colour is more realistic and appropriate for the topic. Although his drawings are quite vibrant and cartoon like he sticks to one media and uses colour as its then easier for the viewer to relate to.

There is another artist who I recalled from working on during my A Levels.

My all time favourite artist – Alberto Giacometti. 

I was unaware he completed so many interior drawings. He is such an expressive artist and I love his work. I would like to try and approach his style in my drawings. I’m keen to work in mixed media. I like his unconstrained approach.


Interior 1949 by Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966
Fig 10. Interior 1949 


The Royal Academy of Arts (s.d) Anthony Green RA. At:  (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 1. Green, A (1947) Christmas Mirror [oil on board] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 2. Green, A (1980) Casimir Dunpont [oil on board] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 3. Green, A (1990) Embassy Lodge – The Visit [oil on board] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 4. Green, A (1979) The Bathroom at Number 29 [oil on board] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Sheila Whittam (2016) Biography. At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 5. Whittam, S. (2010) Dreams of Mystic Morn [gouache, conte and collage on paper] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 6. Whittam, S. (2010) Moving Around the Kitchen [watercolour, conte, pencil, charcoal, grass and collage on paper] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 7. Whittam, S. (2008) Disturbed Interior [gouache, inks, conte, acrylic, collage on paper] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 8. Whittam, S. (2013) Dwelling/welling up, round-ness of being, bending, caressing, cocoon of dreams [gouache, inks, charcoal, collage] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Figure 9. Whittam, S. (2013) Body Buried in/intimate space secure/solid/structural [gouache, inks, charcoal, collage] At: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)

Fig 10. Giacometti, A. (1949) Interior [oil on canvas] at: (Accessed on 27 December 2017)



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