Today’s session was more focussed on drawing the highlights, which contrasted with last week’s session of drawing with Indian ink. The session started with some five minute warm up sketches, which I used graphite pencils for: Then worked on a couple of ten minute sketches: After this, I swapped mediums to using chalk on black … Continue reading Life Drawing
I started with 5-minute poses: Then moved on to a 10 minute pose: After this, I then swapped mediums to using Indian ink, which I applied with a brush. In hindsight, I would have used a heavier weight paper or Bristol board, as the cartridge paper absorbed the ink a bit too well! The first … Continue reading Life Drawing
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.
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
Project 2 Proportion Exercise 1: Quick studies I used two separate life drawing classes as my basis for this exercise - I drew the figure in a range of positions. I tried a range of techniques, including measuring by holding my pencil at arms length, drawing a rough 'skeleton' first, and starting my drawing at … Continue reading Quick studies