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.
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.
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.
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.
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.