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
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
Alongside doing some sketching out and about of people, I also thought it would be helpful to look out for some more local workshops. This week I attended a workshop called Dynamic Figure Drawing, which was organised at SeaChange Arts in Great Yarmouth. This workshop was very different to the life drawing classes I’d previously … Continue reading Dynamic Figure Drawing
This session started with a couple of warm up poses, of five minutes, which I sketched with pencil. After that, there were a couple of 30-40 minute poses:
This session started with a few five minute poses, which I drew in my A3 sketchbook using a 2B mechanical pencil. After the warm up, moved on to using chalk and black paper again, but also adding charcoal for the shadows and defining the figure.
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