Attended another local Life Drawing session, this week the focus was on looking at tone and colour. Started with a few five minute poses. I used a 2B mechanical pencil for these sketches. After the shorter poses, then moved on to doing some slightly longer drawings using watercolours. Wasn't as comfortable sketching with these as … Continue reading Life Drawing
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 5 The moving figure Exercise 1: Single moving figure The single moving figure is something I have already been working on in my sketchbook throughout this part of the course. Some of these examples include the following: These were all completed in my A3 sketchbook, for a previous Exercise (See blog post: Energy). As … Continue reading Single moving figure
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.
A range of five and ten minute sketches using pencil.
Project 1: Fabric and Form Exercise 2 Emphasising form with cloth I wasn't quite sure how best to approach this exercise, but my housemate offered to let me sketch him as he worked on his laptop: I managed to get a couple of sketches out of this, though he did move quite a bit! As … Continue reading Emphasising form with cloth