Friday, 20 September 2013

Life Drawing 19.9.13

Water-soluble graphite stick dipped in water

Another good session with excellent poses and a relaxed atmosphere. I was feeling very tired having been on holiday last week and then back to the real world with a bang this week but as ever I found that I relaxed and enjoyed my drawing as the evening went on.


Water-soluble graphite

Water-soluble graphite

I didn't do any shaded drawings this week as I have not been very happy with the ones from the last few sessions so I decided to give myself a break and focus totally on the line drawings. I used the graphite stick dipped in water for a few of my drawings and I'm really pleased with how they've come out. Combined with the poses I think they create quite, thoughtful, slow images.

Pen, continuous line

One drawing looking at the page, the other without looking

Pen, continuous line

I drew lots of hands this week, last session it was feet but this session I was back to hands! I really like drawing hands as they are quite challenging but really interesting, they can create so many different shapes. One of the things I love about drawing and drawing hands in particular is the way a few lines can suggest something so much more complex.

Simple lines

Simple lines

As I was focusing on line drawings I tried some drawings using just very simple, clean lines and others with more, overlapping lines. I like the effects of both; the ones with fewer lines are harder as they have to be more exact and the ones with more lines have more depth and shape.

Continuous line 

Continuous line

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