Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Life Drawing Day - 24.6.14

These are from a local life drawing day I went to back in April.  It was a really good day and looking at these drawings now I can see how I was really challenged with some proportions on some of the poses.

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 9

3 week pose - 7 hours
I think I ended up over doing this one and gave the model a tan.  She actually had quite pale skin. If you want to progress though you have to not be afraid to make a mess or get things wrong, so I would rather try and error than not try at all.


2.5 hours
The dark charcoal lines are my teachers corrections


This was my last drawing for this term.  As always I have had a really good time and I was pleased at how far I got with this portrait as I am usually very slow. I am really looking forward to doing more next term.

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 8

4.5 hours

Knowing how much I was struggling with this portrait I took a photo of the model and did some small pencil studies at home to try to understand the larger masses and shapes.  I think this really helped to get to this stage.  Unfortunately I have to roll my drawings up to transport them to and from class so after a couple of weeks they start to get quite beaten up, hence the horizontal lines across it.

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 7

2 hrs
This is the start of a three week pose. I feel I have given the poor model a beard!


2.5 hours
This is the start of a 2 week pose. Really struggled to see and understand the bottom of the nose area.

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 6

2.5 hours

Shadow shapes


2.5 hours

Both these poses were set up for 2 weeks but I was away on holiday the second week so drew as fast as I could in the time I did had.

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 5

2.5 hours

4hrs
I don't think I really managed to advance this portrait much this week I couldn't really work out what to do next and what was wrong. More practice required.

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 4

2.5 hours

In the evening we started a 2 week portrait pose.
2.5 hours

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 3

I was really fortunate this term that I am now able to draw in the afternoon session as well as the evening.  This life drawing pose was also my first experience of drawing on a donkey, not the furry four legged kind!  It was a whole new challenged being so close to the model and not being able to stand back to look. I was back on an easel for the evening session portrait.  The darker confident lines are my teachers corrections.

2 hours
My teachers corrections

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Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 2

2.5 hours

Still struggling trying to get the proportions right and handle the charcoal.  Very much enjoying being able to try though and relishing the challenge.

Lavender Hill - Term 6, Week 1

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