Considering Colour With these sketches I was thinking about shape and colour, some taken from observation, some from imagination. Alot of geometric patterns appear in the cathedral and by drawing I got a sense of the ways these patterns had been constructed and repeated, to create large scale, decorative works. I tend to use line drawings alot to plan or think through ideas but by using colour in my sketches I can also think through the relationships between different hues, values and the ways in which colour can create mood or emotion. I had made a mental note at the start of the project to try to move outside my comfort zone and be brave with using colour. Colour isnâ€™t always essential but careful consideration and choice of palette can create more of a visual impact than monochrome images.
left: I stained the paper with tea and coffee to give a subtle colour that was reminiscent of the vellum used in medeival manuscripts.