Project 3: Form Exercise 2 Essential elements This exercise was a task to draw a sequence of six different poses lasting ten minutes or so. This is something I have been tasked with at each of my weekly life drawing sessions, and I have had varying degrees of success. In the last session I started … Continue reading Essential elements
Project 3: Form Exercise 1 Basic shapes For this exercise I struggled to find a time where I could have someone sit for an hour while being sketched, but I did apply some of the techniques I have been learning in life drawing sessions. Once again, my housemate was happy for me to sketch him … Continue reading Basic shapes
This session focussed on drawing using oil pastels, using contrasting colours, drawing the model in a range of short poses, ranging between 5 and 15 minutes.
Foreshortening Foreshortening is an interesting concept, and is something I've found quite difficult. Foreshortening, which was developed during the Renaissance, can be defined as the following: "to shorten by proportionately contracting in the direction of depth so that an illusion of projection or extension in space is obtained" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreshorten) I had a couple of attempts … Continue reading Research point: Foreshortening
A range of sketches on cartridge paper using pencils and conte crayons, then drawing with collaged newspaper.
Project 2: Proportion Exercise 2 A longer study For this exercise, I asked my housemate if he would be happy for me to draw him again, which he agreed to do. Although I have been fortunate to find a life drawing class local to me, I have found that most of the sessions (so far) … Continue reading A longer study