As I hadn't been for a few weeks, I thought I would attend my local life drawing class again for a session. I was surprised at how out of practice I'd got! The session started with a few short poses to warm up, and I found the standing poses very difficult to get right, and … Continue reading Life Drawing
I had a few thoughts for the first part of Assignment Four, which was a ‘Figure study using line (A1) - Seated model in an upright chair. I could think of various techniques and materials that would suit this study: Continuous line drawing Contour drawing Pen and ink Hatching, cross-hatching, outlines. I started by sketching … Continue reading Assignment Four – 1: Figure Study Using Line
Project 6 The Head Exercise 1: Facial features For this exercise, I practiced drawing individual features before drawing an entire head. I then lost momentum a bit with the features, as I found I just wanted to have a go at drawing an entire face. I'd initially started by sketching my housemate again - I … Continue reading Facial features
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
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.
Project 1 Fabric and form Exercise 1: Drawing fabric using line and tone For this exercise, I draped a pale blue scarf across my desk chair so that there were folded and soft layers of fabric, and I relied on the overhead light to create contrast. This exercise suggested making two 15-minute sketches, one using … Continue reading Drawing fabric using line and tone
Project 5 Townscapes Exercise 2: Study of a townscape using line For this exercise, it was suggested to make preliminary drawing of this study of two pages in my sketchbook. I already had an idea in mind that I wanted to have a go at drawing: a view from a bridge in my local town. … Continue reading Study of a townscape using line