Today’s session was more focussed on drawing the highlights, which contrasted with last week’s session of drawing with Indian ink. The session started with some five minute warm up sketches, which I used graphite pencils for: Then worked on a couple of ten minute sketches: After this, I swapped mediums to using chalk on black … Continue reading Life Drawing
Project 3 Form Exercise 4 Energy Ask your model to adopt a ‘dynamic’ position - lifting the arm, twisting the hips, turning the head, stretching the arms or walking. They’ll need to be able to hold this pose for about five minutes. Work on sheets of A3 paper and, using charcoal, brush pens or other … Continue reading Energy
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is currently hosting an exhibition of works by Edward Degas, titled Degas: A Passion for Perfection. I photographed the exhibition flyer, and added it below: This exhibition marked the centenary of the artist’s death, and featured a range of his work, including drawings, sculptures, pastels and paintings. The exhibition also … Continue reading Degas: A Passion for Perfection
I started with 5-minute poses: Then moved on to a 10 minute pose: After this, I then swapped mediums to using Indian ink, which I applied with a brush. In hindsight, I would have used a heavier weight paper or Bristol board, as the cartridge paper absorbed the ink a bit too well! The first … Continue reading Life Drawing
Project 3: Form Exercise 3 Stance Look for the line of balance or the centre of gravity in the standing figure: it begins at the top of the skull and passes through the back of the nose, straight down the middle of the chest cavity. With a back view, the line starts from the back … Continue reading Stance
I recently went to see an exhibition of Rembrandt's etchings that was on in Norwich's Castle Museum. This exhibition featured more than seventy of Rembrandt's etchings, of a range of sizes and subjects. I was particularly interested in his approach to portraiture, and was surprised by how small some of the works were! I noted … Continue reading Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness
5 minute sketches: 10 minute sketches: Notes: Used a 4B pencil for a lot of the sketches,, working on the use of bold lines. I then used a water soluble felt tip pen for some of the sketches, and a paintbrush with water to blend the lines.