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Helen Capewell
OCA Learning Log
Student Number: 522802
Degree: Illustration
Current Level: 2

Exploring Drawing and Painting



Chinese Calligraphy set on bamboo paper:



Charcoal and Chinese Calligraphy set on brown sugar paper:



Acrylic painting on gift wrapping paper:



Acrylic paint on 240 GSM Acid free textured paper:



Water colour pencils and basic colouring pencils on 140gsm Acid free paper:



I really enjoyed using the different mediums on different papers. My favourites were the wrapping paper, simply because of the contrast in the pattern compared to the object. I think the watercolour pencil was great at achieving the details on shadows and the painted design. I was also pleased with the acrylic on textured thick paper.


A fun exercise to go straight in with the medium with no prep of a sketch before hand. Trusting and experimenting with different paper and tools to create an illustration on the same object over and over was interesting. Towards the end I felt like I didn't need to look at the object, i was able to draw most from memory!

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