This workshop given by Juan Cossío will approach a new way of understanding drawing through the use of templates, something characteristic of airbrush but which can also be applied to the stain drawing made with Conté pencil, with a photo-realistic result.
In the cutting of templates, students will exercise their ability to cut, follow the contours with precision and pulse, which will help them later in maintaining a clean and firm stroke in the contour of a drawing.
The templates will also serve to position the different parts that make up the image and fit them with absolute precision. In this way, the concepts of measure and proportion will be exercised, essential to fit an image in a realistic way.
The stain with the materials of the academic “statue drawing”, serves us as the most appropriate means to exercise the valuation of the tonalities and the construction plans. All these elements together will result in an image with great strength and reality.
MATERIALS TO BE PROVIDED BY THE STUDENT
- Black Conté drawing pencils: B,2B,3
- White Conté pencil and white Conté bar
- Medium, large and small blurs, al ready used better A piece of felt
- Hard rubber pencil with brush Pencil sharpeners
- Triangular scalpel cutter. 2 sheets of nº400 sandpaper
- Permanent marker S size
MATERIALS PROVIDED BY THE WORKSHOP
- Tinted sheet in A3 format
- Wide-leaf cutter (those used to sharpen pencils)
- Acetate for insoles 0´15 mm. 50 x 70 cms
- Iron plate and 8 magnets, minimum
- Each student will have a copy of the photo to be copied in A3 size
- Area to cut with its corresponding cutting plate
Having shown an early vocation for drawing as well as a great sensitivity for painting and photography, Juan Cossío studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Actively involved in the fertile cultural panorama of the 80’s in Spain, Cossío develops an incessant search for experimentation that takes him to the limits of pictorial techniques, introducing him to what has been called “NewRealism”.
Cossío has a long professional career both nationally and internationally, and his works are in outstanding private collections. www.juancossio.com