Assignment 4: Project 12

A few weeks ago I paid a visit to a local estate/park called Coombe Abbey to try and find some inspiration for my collatype print. I took some photo’s which you’ll see below and also did a sketch whilst sitting outside, I only completed one sketch taking around half an hour/forty five mins to do so. It was so cold that I couldn’t bear to sit outside any longer!

Looking up the drive to Coombe Abbey.

Looking up the drive to Coombe Abbey.

The Lake before the Abbey

The Lake before the Abbey

Steps/Gardens before the Abbey

Steps/Gardens before the Abbey

Tree's by the bank of the Lake.

Tree’s by the bank of the Lake.

Side of the house and the lake.

Side of the house and the lake.

Close up of the side of the  house/abbey.

Close up of the side of the house/abbey.

I sat on a bench and took the side of the house/the gardens leading up to it as my focal point. I found it hard to decide where to start with the sketch but tried to start with simple outlines and build up shapes with shading and hatching marks.

Sketch of Coombe Abbey.

Sketch of Coombe Abbey.

Whilst I enjoyed the sketching and like the images / general landscape of the area I didn’t think that it would make a suitable subject for the collage print. Simply because I felt the image would be too complex to try and capture, there would be lots of different textures and elements to try and pare down to make a striking image. Maybe I’ll come back to it later.

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