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 5 The moving figure Exercise 2: Groups of figures My first approach to this exercise was to sit in one of my local Starbucks and have a go at sketching people. It took me a while to get comfortable with this idea: I sketched very quickly and tried to pick out details without staring … Continue reading Groups of figures
Project 4 Structure Exercise 2 Three figure drawings Using different tools, materials and supports, work on three drawings of your model: Standing Seated Lounging I initially started by asking my sister to do a couple of standing poses for me, which I started by sketching, but because we had limited time, I also took a … Continue reading Three figure drawings
Today's session once again started with a few five minute poses to warm up, then moved on to working with charcoal and a putty rubber. Drawing on the work from the previous two sessions, this one was focused on drawing with contrast again, though this time was more subtle than using chalk, and using a … 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
5 minute sketches: 10 minute sketches: Notes: Used 4B Derwent sketching pencils for these, on A3 cartridge paper.