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 4B Derwent sketching pencils for these, on A3 cartridge paper.
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
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