After doing this we got into pairs and set up large sheets on all of the walls. We were to choose one person to go first (P1) and one to go next (P2). P1 was to choose one of their textures to replicate using charcoal attached to a long piece of bamboo in order to draw from far away on a large scale. Whilst P1 was drawing their texture in large scale, P2 was drawing P2. I was P1 and drew my wood (table) texture in large-scale which essentially consisted of many vertical lines, however to make it more interesting I equally overlayed my other texture on top of this. We then swapped positions and P2's task was to draw a life-size if not slightly enlarged figure of a person, in a very simplistic way (essentially just the outline). Again, whilst P2 was drawing on the large sheet P1 was drawing them.
As a class we then discussed what all of the drawings looked like and the atmosphere they created. There were many organic shapes and it was mentioned that while in a lot of images it looked as though the figure stood behind the patterns/textures, it was sometimes ambiguous as to whether they were in front or behind or intertwined. The atmospheres were not yet very clear within any of the images, or a similar vibe was found within a variety of the drawings despite being originated from different textures.
From what we had drawn we then both worked to extract a sort of costume/fabric or creation onto the figure from the texture that had been drawn previously. I found this task very interesting as we were simultaneously making decisions on what we wanted this figure to look like but also were simply being guided by shapes and lines/marks that already existed and were not aware of what would come out of it as an outcome. After having finished my partner and I ended up with a figure which looked someone dark yet woodland-like as it almost reminded us of Robin Hood initially.
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