Chains and Anchors

Dimensions: 830mm x 585mm

Drawn: 1996

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Another art school piece. This was the first still life we did in first year drawing. The lecturer had set up two anchors and draped chains around them. The assignment was to find an interesting perspective framing the image with our hand, and taking a thumbnail sketch to be worked into a final piece.

I took the extreme close up approach, and got all of the linework done in the half day lesson, then took it home and rendered it, a process which had the otherwise rusty anchor and chain looking fairly smooth and polished.

I don't remember what I was graded on this, but I like it, and it still stands as a symbol of strength for me to draw upon and grow from.